The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
1971 Ratings: #17
August 30, 1971 / Release Date
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Brother / Reprise / Label
The Beach Boys / Producer
Pop, Rock / Genres
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Sep 14, 2016
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.
Jan 8, 2018
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.
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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