AOTY 2019
Brian Wilson - SMiLE
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2004 Ratings: #1 / 363
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2004 Ratings: #9
September 28, 2004 / Release Date
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okcomputer12127
88
This album made my day.
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
Notorious_Man
88
An essential listening experience if you’re a Beach Boys fan, this feels like a complete album. Brian and his band usually do a good job of recreating old “SMiLE” tapes with adding something new to most of them as original was missing many lyrics and melodies. Even Brian’s deteriorated voice doesn’t bother me too much or the weaker harmonies, as the songs still feel fresh, but the annoying weakness of this release is the production is too clean and arrangments feel ... read more
Jonathan00
100
Brian, muestra la armonia que alcanzan sus melodias
exception
69
yeah, this is good, but it seems much too late for this to have been created. smile would have been a groundbreaking album, if it were created at its point of conception in the 60's. however, the updated smile that Wilson put together in the 2000's really feels off and inauthentic. now, im not saying these arent totally awesome songs, because some of them really are. but the entire personality of the album is very forced and i cant get into it.

fav tracks: good vibrations, heroes and ... read more
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Year End Lists

#5/Pitchfork
#10/SPIN
#33/NME

Track List

  1. Our Prayer/Gee
  2. Heroes and Villains
  3. Roll Plymouth Rock
  4. Barnyard
  5. Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine
  6. Cabin Essence
  7. Wonderful
  8. Song For Children
  9. Child Is Father of the Man
  10. Surf's Up
  11. I'm in Great Shape/I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
  12. Vega-Tables
  13. On a Holiday
  14. Wind Chimes
  15. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
  16. In Blue Hawaii
  17. Good Vibrations
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