The Beach Boys - Sunflower
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #20 / 105
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Based on 110 ratings
1970 Ratings: #39
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August 31, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brother, Reprise / Label
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The Beach Boys take their Beatles influences to the extreme by making an album that sounds like it would be right at home in The Beatles' catalog, even more so that The Beach Boys'. Not that that's a bad thing, because if this was a Beatles album, it would definitely be a good one. This is honestly one of the best Beach Boys albums ever, and is honestly quite underappreciated.

Although most people agree that this is one of the best releases in The Beach Boys' discography, I don't think this ... read more
This may be my favorite release from the group (other than Pet Sounds) tbh. Just track after track of solid pop rock with great songwriting. Definitely one of their most easily-listenable albums.

Light 7/10
"When day is over
I close my tired eyes
Music is in my soul"

Surprisingly amazing, it's just so nice to hear an amazing Beach Boys album in a while. The song-writing is really consistently great on this record and it reminds me a lot of the writing on Pet Sounds. Plus the production is really nice on this one, definitely no Pet Sounds, but it's way better than the messiness of something like Smiley Smile or 20/20, and it's definitely WAY better than Wild Honey, I don't even want to ... read more
This is the best beach boys album
Contrary to popular opinion, The Beach Boys had several years worth of incredible pop music, not just the one album.
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Track List

  1. Slip On Through
  2. This Whole World
  3. Add Some Music to Your Day
  4. Got to Know the Woman
  5. Deirdre
  6. It's About Time
  7. Tears In the Morning
  8. All I Wanna Do
  9. Forever
  10. Our Sweet Love
  11. At My Window
  12. Cool, Cool Water
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Added on: October 29, 2014