AOTY 2018
The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 82 ratings
1971 Ratings: #16
August 30, 1971 / Release Date
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mz
28
Let Us Ride The Big Big Wave.
95
A total reinvention from the Beach Boys, and done in an absolutely beautiful manner. Gone is the surf rock, come is ocean rock, the softly rocks you to hypnagogia in an attempt to comfort you from the political and environmental abominations the California band brings up in this half-hour LP.
metacullen
97
their best album (except for that one with the goats). seriously tho, brian was almost completely bat-shit at this point and it comes through beautifully on this thing. it's lyrical darkness is juxtaposed by their signature harmonies. really wished brian or one of the regulars sang A Day In The Life of A Tree. great prog rock album.
lucacdornelles
81
Ok.
SONGS RANKED:
10. A Day in the Life of a Tree
9. Surf's Up
8. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
7. Student Demonstration Time
6. Feel Flows
5. 'Til I Die
4. Don't Go Near the Water
3. Take a Load Off Your Feet
2. Disney Girls (1957)
1. Long Promised Road
musicmagpie55
87
The boys get a little moodier, the other Beach Boys album that is in constant rotation.

Fantastic album art
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Track List

  1. Don't Go Near the Water
  2. Long Promised Road
  3. Take a Load Off Your Feet
  4. Disney Girls (1957)
  5. Student Demonstration Time
  6. Feel Flows
  7. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
  8. A Day in the Life of a Tree
  9. 'Til I Die
  10. Surf's Up
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Added on: March 16, 2013