The Beach Boys - Friends
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Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #43 / 75
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Based on 60 ratings
1968 Ratings: #51
June 24, 1968 / Release Date
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JustSomeGuy
73
One of the few genuinely good Beach Boys albums that is unfortunately very overlooked and underappreciated. While at this point it's pretty safe to say that they are unlikely to return to their more experimental sound that they were trying out in Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile, this is, just like Wild Honey, an album that is very fun and very sonically pleasing.

Friends is a record that feels very relaxing and very meditative, and is definitely a unique addition to their lengthy discography. Up ... read more
Notorious_Man
72
A really good nice, smooth, relaxing album, that’s nonetheless disappointing in the context of the band’s history as it sees them completely abandoning any hope of a true follow up to Pet Sounds or anything resembling the complexity of SMiLE. This album is just Beach Boys making good music. Sonically while occasionally dated and sappy sounding it’s quite beautiful throughout. Theres some filler but it’s balanced out by maybe their only good meditation song “Anna ... read more
Muju123
45
The beach boys made some of the least memorable music that you can't say is bad but I will still give it a negative score for that reason
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