Smiley Smile

The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1967 Ratings: #39 / 57
User Score
Based on 153 ratings
1967 Ratings: #22
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September 18, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brother/Capitol / Label
Psychedelic Pop / Genres
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81
all of the tracks that would have been on smile (good vibrations, heroes and villains) are pretty fantastic, and some of the best work from the beach boys. however, most of the other tracks lack the same expression and character that is present on the smile outtakes, which gives me a very half-assed vibe. but i cant give smiley smile too much hate, it's still a lot better than the majority of what else was released during this time.

fav tracks: good vibrations (standout), heroes and ... read more
Muju123
79
This album has one of the best if not the best beafh boys song (heroes and villains) but non other song comes even close to the opening track which gives you high expectations. I find the second song really interesting even though it is really silly but that's why I love it. I think it's funny how they added Paul fucking McCartney to just eat there. The song Good Vibrations is a waste of good material. Each part of the song is great but it matches awfully together. There's also a lot of ... read more
JustSomeGuy
66
Heroes And Villains and Good Vibrations are genuinely good tracks and some of the best to come from The Beach Boys. The rest of the track listing, however, are all over the place in their quality.

Smiley Smile is the end result of what was supposed to be SMiLE, something that would have been far more ambitious and better. You can definitely see some of that shine through in Smiley Smile, but it fails to live up to what SMiLE could have been. This is an album that was constructed with what ... read more
Space Vacation
72
Don't Fuck With The Formula.
Notorious_Man
91
Maybe the most disappointed album of all time. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily bad, honestly it’s exceptional music, but knowing the full potential of the SMiLE project this feels like a sick joke. 9 out of 11 of these songs consist of SMiLE material. The most startling difference is wall of sound techniques are replaced with stripped down, psychedelic, lo-fi, soundscapes. It’s one of the trippiest albums I’ve heard and manages to be a fascinating listen all the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Heroes and Villains
  2. Vegetables
  3. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)
  4. She's Goin' Bald
  5. Little Pad
  6. Good Vibrations
  7. With Me Tonight
  8. Wind Chimes
  9. Gettin' Hungry
  10. Wonderful
  11. Whistle In
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Added on: August 26, 2013