🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Beach Boys

Morning! Wouldn’t it be nice to do another hgatr!

Joy Division go level with Nirvana after a really brilliant thread that’s definitely worth reading all the way through.

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Pulp 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Basement Jaxx 2.75
The Jam 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

And today; The Beach Boys

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Album

  • Surfin’ Safari
  • Surfin’ U.S.A.
  • Surfer Girl
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Shut Down Volume 2
  • All Summer Long
  • The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
  • The Beach Boys Today!
  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)
  • Beach Boys’ Party
  • Pet Sounds
  • Smiley Smile
  • Wild Honey
  • Friends
  • 20/20
  • Sunflower
  • Surf’s Up
  • Carl And The Passions - “So Tough”
  • Holland
  • 15 Big Ones
  • The Beach Boys Love You
  • M.I.U. Album
  • L.A. (Light Album)
  • Keepin’ The Summer Alive
  • The Beach Boys
  • Still Cruisin’
  • Summer In Paradise
  • Stars And Stripes Vol. 1
  • That’s Why God Made The Radio
  • The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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And from the Very Best Of…

  • Good Vibrations
  • California Girls
  • I Get Around
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  • Surfin’ Safari
  • Fun Fun Fun
  • Surfin’ USA
  • Help Me Rhonda
  • Don’t Worry Baby
  • When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Dance Dance Dance
  • Little Honda
  • Do You Wanna Dance
  • Surfer Girl
  • Then I Kissed Her
  • God Only Knows
  • Caroline, No
  • Sloop John B
  • Barbara Ann
  • Heroes And Villains
  • Do It Again
  • Darlin’
  • Wild Honey
  • Break Away
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • I Can Hear Music
  • Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)
  • Lady Lynda
  • Kokomo

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A handful of spotlessly perfect pop songs but generally admired them more than I’ve loved them. 4.
Folding smile into this because you literally can’t stop me

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I’m not being sarcastic Theo it’s genuinely really interesting if you’re into JD, post punk, grunge, Nirvana.

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Okay cool. I read a bit of the end of it and it was very hard to gauge if I should use my time.

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The Sand Lads

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5/5. If you had to write a list of the 50 greatest pop songs of all time, at least 10% of it would be by The Beach Boys. There is a fair amount of shite after a certain point and the whole thing got very messy but their main/popular canon is utterly flawless.

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Hmm… 3.5? With a 4 for Pet Sounds and a 3 for the everything else.

  1. Never loved them but God only knows is better than almost anything else.
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3 maybe? I like Pet Sounds as much as anyone but it’s not made me want to investigate any of their other 784 albums. Also Mike Love is a dreadful MAGA fuckface these days, so at least one point docked for that.

I can’t really imagine how this would be the case.

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objectively a five. think I’ll end up giving a 4. I want to give them a 2 for Sloop John B though

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I think Pet Sounds may be too good - just makes it impossible for the rest of their catalogue to match up.

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Absolutely love 'em. Not as many great albums as the Beatles but they did PET SOUNDS!!! Lots of lost treasures as well. Love that there is so much to explore like the Smile sessions and Surfs Up.



5/5
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One of the few bands (Bellowhead, Mumford & Sons, Muse) to make me feel ill listening to them. 1/5

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Choosing between God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and Wouldn’t It Be Nice is what I imagine choosing who your favourite child is.

[spoiler]It should be noted I decided in under a minute.  I would be a bad parent, obviously[/spoiler]
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5est of all 5s
so good, even their cheesiest stuff is still really good
e.g. the 11 minute disco version of here comes the night

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