The Smile Sessions (album) by The Beach Boys
|The Beach Boys THE SMILE SESSIONS 180g GATEFOLD Capitol Records NEW VINYL 2 LP
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The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 14 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 100,021.
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Although I love Beach Boys and Brian Wilson this album do not work for me, I may be of an unpopular opinion but I prefer the simple versions of these songs, in fact, besides "Good Vibrations" I can't say I really enjoyed anything Else in this album.
Been listening to the top 10 of this site for every year since my birth year (1988) and this album sounded horrible to these ears. A huge slog to get through - and I had already suffered this crap when listening to "Smile" by elder statesmen Brian Wilson at #9 in 2004.
I am 99% sure, given Pet Sounds' "masterpiece" status, that if this album had been released in early '67, it would be considered the greatest album of all time. It would have beat out Sgt. Pepper by a good 5 months. Even though it wasn't released then, it's still one of the greatest albums ever, people just don't know it. The songwriting is endlessly creative and encapsulating, but the one flaw is that it doesn't really feel like a "Beach Boys" album and instead more like a Brian Wilson album. If only it had that classic beach boys feel to it...
WTF is wrong with all of you. This sucks. At least the production quality is better than the abysmal Pet Sounds. But, at the same time it has no noteworthy (Wouldn't it be nice) or transcendent songs (God Only Knows).
Yes this has the function of an album in that the songs work better on an album than alone, but when the songs work so poorly in the first place...
Wonderful-Surf's Up is beautiful.
This album is such a grower. Its one of those albums that only becomes amazing once you can sing along to every melody, and it makes it especially hard on this record because of the sheer number of different pieces and movements within each. Keep listening to it, and it will get better and better! It started out as a 70/100 for me, and after many months and many listens it's a 95
Can't believe I once called this overrated, what a masterful achievement. Makes me really dislike Mike Love though for stopping it all those years ago
Best Tracks: Wind Chimes, Heroes And Villains
I believe that if this came out in 1967, it would today be considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Now it stands as a missed opportunity, now only in the for of a compilation. I recommend everyone to take up these sessions and create there own version of SMiLE.
You also can't go wrong with an album that contains "Heroes and Villains", "Good Vibrations" and "Surf's Up".
This is such a great record. Some moments on it are just so sonically impressive that it makes me wonder whether I like it more than Pet Sounds. The length is perfect; the songs are brief and the band doesn't spend too much time on any one idea. The choral qualities of the vocals make the record seem almost dream-like. Tracks like 'Surf's Up' and 'Do You Like Works?" are just more beautiful than I could ever imagine them being. This record is must listen for any classic rock fan.
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