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The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 13 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 96,533.

The Beach Boys is ranked number 13 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 121,514.

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The Beach Boys best albums

The following albums by The Beach Boys are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,137 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:96,533
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,450 votes)
Comments: 262 comments
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2.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:9,183
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:292
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,545
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

SunflowerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1970:33Rank Score:2,247
Rank in 1970s236Overall Rank:1,046
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

Surf's UpUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1971Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1971:34Rank Score:1,910
Rank in 1970s268Overall Rank:1,201
Average Rating:  79/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1967:26Rank Score:1,609
Rank in 1960s134Overall Rank:1,384
Average Rating:  76/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,520
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,465
Average Rating:  75/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,333
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,628
Average Rating:  76/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Love YouUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1977Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1977:55Rank Score:562
Rank in 1970s611Overall Rank:3,213
Average Rating:  74/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1964:21Rank Score:527
Rank in 1960s261Overall Rank:3,403
Average Rating:  74/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Overall band rank: 13

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The Beach Boys best tracks

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1.God Only Knows
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 94/100 (868 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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2.Wouldn't It Be Nice
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 93/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.Good Vibrations
(from the album Smiley Smile)
 91/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.Sloop John B
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 89/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.Heroes And Villians
(from the album Smiley Smile)
 89/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.I Get Around
(from the album All Summer Long)
 89/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Caroline, No
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 89/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.Surf's Up
(from the album Surf's Up)
 88/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.California Girls
(from the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!))
 88/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 88/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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11.I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 88/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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12.You Still Believe In Me
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 88/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.I Know There's An Answer
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 87/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.Don't Worry Baby
(from the album Shut Down, Volume 2)
 87/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.I'm Waiting For The Day
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 87/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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16.Here Today
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 87/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.Forever
(from the album Sunflower)
 87/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.That's Not Me
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 86/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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19.Help Me, Ronda
(from the album The Beach Boys Today!)
 86/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.'Til I Die
(from the album Surf's Up)
 86/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Beach Boys ratings

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83/100 (from 297 votes)
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From DaVGManiac 07/05/2018 15:54
Seeing this band being ranked so high is quite surprising. It took me a while to figure out that they’re definitely not among the best. Don’t get me wrong, “Pet Sounds” is a phenomenal record, but other than that and “The Smile Sessions”, they don’t have much to offer in terms of quality. Their discography is the weakest of all the artists that I’ve ever listened to. Just remember that these guys have released a total of 29 studio albums over the years, yet only the famous 1966 release stands out above the rest. They’ve also released some compilations containing dozens of old singles, though it’s not very impressive compared to their masterpiece. Overall, The Beach Boys were quite a decent band, and they’re also on my top 50, but certainly not at #12.
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From willandthemix 04/15/2018 21:30
Very talented vocalists. Early stuff is catchy but can be a bit repetitive. Pet Sounds is an amazing album, definitely one of my favourites. Post-Pet Sounds is a bit too experiment at times and harder to get into.
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From BLO 11/27/2017 01:16
Starting with Pets Sounds an ending with Surf's Up, the Beach Boys created works almost on par with the Beatles. Their early stuff is pretty fun too.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 15:42
Overrated and underrated at the same time.
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From thomasnotreally 11/09/2017 11:55
Brian Wilson is a genius.
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From animals0809 11/08/2017 06:45
One of the greats, even if for just one album, even though i still love surfs up and smile.
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75/100
From garycottier 12/29/2016 16:45
I see Crimson has quoted me as saying without Brian the Beach boys were "nothing". Where did I say that? That doesn't appear anywhere in my comment. My initial reason for the comment was Crimson's outrageous claim that the Beach boys, and this is a quote, were "much, much better than the Beatles". Sorry, not having that. By the way, I still don't quite understand your most recent comment and your spelling isn't great either.
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From crimson 12/29/2016 04:46
To garycottier. Yhea, maybe without Brian they were "nothing" -actualy they were pretty goddam good even without him-, but they had Brian. You can't say "meh, without Lennon/McCarthey the Beatles were nothing". They had Lennon/McCarthey.
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From garycottier 11/23/2016 15:00
The Beach boys were a good group but to say they were better than the Beatles(as member Crimson claims) is just insane. Without Brian Wilson they were really not much more than a glorified vocal group. I mean, come on, a real band doesn't need a bunch of session musicians to play the backing tracks. After Brian lost it late '66/early '67, the band lost all focus. Their albums after, Pet sounds, are all messy affairs, with all sorts of songs from all sorts of places thrown in to make up the running time. The best Beach boys lyrics are written by outsiders like Tony Asher and Jack Rieley, forget Mike Love, he's okay when he's singing about surf boards and hamburger stands, but he's hardly Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, let alone Lennon, McCartney or even Harrison. As for Brian Wilson, the last great song he wrote was, ' Til I die, and that came out on the 1971 album, Surf's up, 45 years ago. The problem with Brian is he's always been too light, too fluffy and too safe, he really needed a foil like a Lennon to keep him away from anything too schmaltzy, but unfortunately he was mainly encouraged towards this territory by his bandmates rather than deterred from it. The Beach boys were a good group, not a good band, and even though i'm a fan, i would never seriously compare them with the Beatles. Yes, Pet sounds, is extraordinary, one of the greatest albums ever made and up there with, Sgt. Pepper, but the rest is just too inconsistent, too patchy, and though the, Smile, album is good, it's not quite the masterpiece some claim, although it could have been if it had been finished properly. Still, Friends, Today, and, Surf's up, are good albums, but they're hardly, Rubber soul, Revolver, or, Abbey road. As for their eighties albums, well, let's not even go there, let alone their nineties efforts. They've basically been out of their depth since the late sixties and are probably the most unhip band out of all the rock'n'roll legends desperately trying to remain commercially successful with the usual terrible results usually instigated by Mike Love(the Fat boys, anyone?). Having said all that, I like the band/group, and each to his own, but although the Beach boys may be your favourite band, you cannot say they are better than the Beatles. They're not.
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