226 of 1001 Albums: The Beach Boys’ Surf’s Up

The seventeenth album from The Beach Boys received unexpected attention since their last few albums hadn’t garnered as much. Their prior album, Sunflower, was a failure in sales causing them to seek a new manager for their next record. Upon the album’s release it reached number 29 on the U.S. Billboard charts, and number 15 in the U.K. The album received mostly positive reviews from critics. 
My Thoughts
This is definitely a different Beach Boy sound than the previous albums I had been given to listen to. Though I enjoyed the last ones this one brought something different to enjoy as far as sounds. I think the mature sound I liked more in some ways. Actually, I didn’t even expect one of the more unique albums I would be listening to would be from The Beach Boys. They’ve took their old sound, and merged it with a little bit more of the folk, and electric sound that had rose in the time. I couldn’t tell you what Beach Boys album was my favorite that I’ve listened to, but this one probably turned me into a real fan.
Rating 4 of 5.

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