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« on: January 07, 2013, 08:23:54 AM »

Can this record get any better?
It's insanely good.

12. Got to Know the Woman - The only song on here I don't really care for. Is that Bruce on the highs?
11. It's About Time - The music sounds like it should be on Bond. That percussion is insane.
10. Slip on Through
9. Tears in the Morning - A lot of people dislike this, I love it.
8. Deirdre - This is great, I only wish Bruce was a little less theatrical.
7. Cool, Cool Water - Great piece of music, I just feel it's a little out of place here.
6. Our Sweet Love
5. This Whole World - That chorus is so awesome!
4. Add Some Music to Your Day - Brilliant! The guys here on the board made me love this song even more when they covered it.
3. Forever - Gosh, Dennis was so sweet. This is beautiful.
2. All I Wanna Do - Probably Mike's finest lead ever. This blows me away.
1. At My Window - One of my favorite BB songs period. It's perfect to me. The vocals, instrumentation, everything. The outro when that bass comes in is my favorite.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 08:47:03 AM »

Deirdre
This Whole World
Forever
Our Sweet Love
All I Wanna Do

Add Some Music To Your Day

Slip On Through
At My Window

Tears In The Morning (alternate version would place higher)
Got To Know The Woman
It’s About Time
Cool, Cool Water

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 08:49:09 AM »

I think the record could be a hell of a lot better, myself.


1. All I Wanna Do
2. This Whole World
3. Forever
4. Cool Cool Water


5. Slip On Through
6. Deirdre
7. Add Some Music To Your Day
8. It's About Time
9. Our Sweet Love


10. At My Window
11. Got To Know The Woman


12. Tears In The Morning
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 09:00:10 AM »

1. This Whole World
2. All I Wanna Do

3. Cool Cool Water
4. Forever
5. Our Sweet Love
6. Deirdre

7. Slip On Through
8. Add Some Music To Your Day
9. At My Window
10. Tears in the Morning

11. It's About Time
12. Got To Know The Woman
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 09:06:46 AM »

1.  Add Some Music to Your Day
2.  This Whole World
3.  Our Sweet Love
4.  Cool Cool Water
5.  At My Window
6.  Tears in the Morning
7.  Forever
8.  Deirdre
9.  All I Wanna Do
10.Got to Know the Woman
11.Slip on Through
12.It's About Time
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 09:23:11 AM »

1 - This Whole World
2- At My Window
3 - Deirdre
4 - Slip On Through
5 - Cool, Cool Water
6 - Add Some Music
7- Our Sweet Love
8 - Forever
9 - All I Want To Do
10 Tears in the Morning
11 - It's About Time
12 - Got To Know the Woman

This is one of the tougher albums to call...
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 09:30:12 AM »

1.  This Whole World
2. Slip on Through
3.  Add Some Music to Your Day

4.  All I Wanna Do
4.  Our Sweet Love
4.  At My Window
4.  Deirdre

8.  Tears in the Morning
8.  Cool Cool Water
8.  Forever

11.It's About Time
11.Got to Know the Woman



The one two punch of the first two tracks ranks as one of the greatest rock and roll album openers of all time. "Slip on Through" is unquestionably Dennis' greatest. (otherwise, lots of ties here....) Overall - amazing album.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 09:53:43 AM »

1. Cool Cool Water
2. Slip On Through
3. Add Some Music To Your Day
4 It's About Time
5. Forever
6. This Whole World
7. All I Wanna Do
8 Got To Know The Woman
9. Our Sweet Love
10. Deirdre
11. At My Window
12. Tears in the Morning
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 10:00:33 AM »



1. It's About Time
2. This Whole World
3. All I Wanna Do
4. Forever
5. Slip On Through
6. Deirdre
7. Our Sweet Love
8. Tears In The Morning
9. Add Some Music To Your Day
10. Cool, Cool Water
11. At My Window
12. Got To Know The Woman
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 10:05:29 AM »

Another GREAT album!  If only it had sold well.  The Beach Boys' story would have gone VERY different from this point.  I would have had Dennis sing at least one line in ASMTYD and swapped out the three bottom songs on my list (or at the very least, the last one) with more Brian and Al but that's just me.  The album really is Great as it is.


It’s About Time - Distorted guitar alone doesn't automatically make something into a rock song.  BOTM is a COUNTRY song!  "All I Want To Do" is a FAILED rock song.  THIS (along with the early surf stuff, etc.) is what Beach Boys rock sounds like and it's fantastic.  Written by the band's genuine rock star and sung by its most versatile singer!
This Whole World - Primo Brian Wilson!  It's been said this song does more in its short length than most that are three times its size.  And it's true!
Add Some Music To Your Day - Perfect slice of life stuff that celebrates that most magical art.  EVERY casual fan I've played it for winds up loving it.
Forever - Holy cow, Dennis!  And yes, it's every bit as good as it's made out to be.  The acapella version was an absolute revelation!
Slip On Through - And BAM!  Another great one from Dennis.  Give me stuff like this over his "over produced unfinished feels" like "Cuddle Up" and "Make It Good" ANY day!
All I Wanna Do - Infinitely better than its earlier namesake.  Absolutely fantastic job from Mike.  This and the original version of "Big Sur" show that he could have been an on par with Carl in the 70's if he was used more for this type of stuff (and great bass parts in the vocal blend) and less for his increasing nostalgia. 
Our Sweet Love - Great performance from Carl!
Tears In The Morning - I also prefer the alternate version might put that one a notch higher.  The lyrics are VERY hokey at times but Bruce manages to pull them off, as only Bruce could.
Got To Know The Woman - While I still like this, I put it low because the "funky chicken" part really brings it down for me.  Maybe it's JUST me but it is what it is.  It's a fun song and it totally works.  I just would have preferred it a little more "straight", without the "wink".
Deirdre - This and the following two are the only tracks I don't LOVE.  This one just falls over the line into TOO saccharine; a line Bruce straddled much more often than the rest of the band.
At My Window - OK but it just doesn't stack up to the others; I'm not a big fan of Brian's "simple" lyrics.  Absolutely STELLAR vocal from Bruce tho.
Cool, Cool Water - The only actual misstep on the album.  Like the lesser Dennis songs I mentioned, as well as stuff like "Give Peace A Chance", it's more an idea than a song.  To make it worse (for me) is it's as LONG as a regular song and I'm done with the it long before it's done with me.  For the record, I LOVE the snippet on the '93 box set!
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 10:17:03 AM »

Can this record get any better?
It's insanely good.

12. Our sweet love - Never one of my favorites....
11. At my window - nice but a littlw boring
10. Got to know the woman - I like this when I'm in the mood. But it would have fit better on 20/20
9. Tears in the morning - I don't hate this like a lot of people here but yes it's a little too dramatic

8. It's about time - Jesus I love this song. Great lyrics and it just drives along great - the percussion is great!
7.  Deirdre - Love it. The harmonies really make this for me. And my mom loves this song.
6.  Forever - A beautiful song. Dennis really coming into his own.
5. Slip on through - Great album opener. If you put this song under a different band name how could it have not been a hit??
4. Cool, Cool Water - Perfect uncommercial Brian music 9as has been stated). Give me more like this Brian... don't worry about the hits...
3. All I wanna do - Mike's best singing ever - hands down. Such a tender beautiful song.
2. Add some music to your day - A song made for background vocals. The boys tribute to music. Love it.
1. This Whole World - A Brian masterpiece....
 
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 10:17:36 AM »

My all-time favorite album. I love every song on this one!

1. This Whole World - One of Brian's very best compositions, the melodies and chord changes are incredible.
2. Forever - Brian had God Only Knows, but Dennis had Forever.
3. All I Wanna Do - Love the ghostly atmosphere and Mike's vocal.
4. Tears In The Morning - Sweet song, beautifully arranged.
5. Our Sweet Love - Might not really be going anywhere, but a sweet and wonderful trip nevertheless.
6. Slip On Through - Love the "dragging" rhythm.
7. It’s About Time - Great, funky song. Would've been perfect for Elvis in his Vegas years.
8. Deirdre - Very easy on the ears and again, nicely arranged.
9. At My Window - Friends-ish music meets Love You-ish lyrics. And it works.
10. Add Some Music To Your Day - Soothing and mellow, recaptures the mood of Friends.
11. Cool, Cool Water - Very atmospheric.
12. Got To Know The Woman - No great work of art, but it's horny, soulful and funny, so what's not to love?
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 10:35:45 AM »

Pfff were to begin?

1. Forever - Dennis at his best. Such a moving song with lovely lyrics.
2. At My Window - I just love this song. The 'He came to my window' line is one of my favourite harmonies ever by The Beach Boys. It's just...beautiful.
3. This Whole World - Thank you, Brian Smiley
4. Add Some Music To Your Day - Five lead singers. Too bad there was no room for Dennis. But one of their finest.
5. Slip On Through - A nice rockin' tune by Dennis. He sure was on fire in this period.
6. It's About Time - Same as above. Love the part with the bass.
7. Our Sweet Love - Carl, the voice of an angel. Wonderful.
8. All I Wanna Do - Mike's vocals are top-notch.
9. Deirdre - Nothing that special, but Bruce sure does sound great on this one.
10. Tears In The Morning - A hit in Holland, but it's not my favourite. Bruce does again a solid job.
11. Cool Cool Water - It's okay, I guess. The intro is nice to sing along to.
12. Got To Know The Woman - Again an okay song, but not really my cup of tea.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 11:06:21 AM »

1) All I Wanna Do
2) Slip On Through (Probably another tie between 1 & 2 for me.)
3) This Whole World
4) Our Sweet Love
5) Forever
6) It's About Time
7) Add Some Music To Your Day
Cool Cool, Cool Water
9) Got To Know The Woman
10) Deirdre
11) At My Window (Don't let the low ranking fool you. Speaks volumes for the entire album. A glorious tag.)


12) Tears In The Morning


As with 20/20 for me, this one's like trying to rank loved ones. Impossible. After all these years, "Tears" is still the only track that never really did it for me.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 11:12:06 AM »

So much great stuff here, on my all-time favorite album!

1.   Forever
2.   This Whole World
3.   Add Some Music To Your Day
4.   Slip On Through
5.   Got To Know The Woman
6.   All I Wanna Do
7.   At My Window
8.   Our Sweet Love
9.   Cool, Cool Water
10. Deirdre
11. It’s About Time
12. Tears In The Morning
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 11:23:32 AM »

1.   This Whole World
2.   Forever
3.   All I Wanna Do
4.   Add Some Music...
5.   Cool, Cool Water
6.   Slip On Through
7.   Our Sweet Love
8.   Tears in the Morning
9.   At My Window
10.  It's About Time
11.  Got To Know The Woman
12.  Deidre


I love all of this album - but I'm considerably less keen on the last two tracks on my list.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 11:26:14 AM »

This is the first Beach Boys’ album that contains a track that I thoroughly loathe. The good tracks are really good, though.

A+
This Whole World
Forever

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Our Sweet Love
Add Some Music To Your Day
All I Wanna Do
It’s About Time
Cool, Cool Water

A-
Slip On Through

B+
At My Window
Got To Know The Woman

B-
Deirdre

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Tears In The Morning
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 11:27:12 AM »

1. All I Wanna Do
2. Forever
3. This Whole World
4. Slip On Through
5. Deirdre
6. It's About Time
7. Cool, Cool Water
8. Add Some Music to Your Day
9. Our Sweet Love
10. Got to Know the Woman
11. At My Window

12. Tears in the Morning

When I discovered the esoteric middle period of the Beach Boys catalogue, this emerged as a favourite.  It remains firmly in my top 5 Beach Boys albums, and boasts what continues to be an all-time favourite song in All I Wanna Do.  That's something special!
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 12:01:27 PM »

Not seeing a lot of love for Got To Know The Woman in these here parts, 'if this had been a Brian Wilson production' blah, blah blah
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 12:08:45 PM »

1. This Whole World
2. Slip On Through
3. Our Sweet Love
4. Cool, Cool Water
5. Forever
6. Deirdre
7. All I Wanna Do
8. Add Some Music
9. It's About Time

10. At My Window

11. Tears in the Morning
12. Got to Know the Woman
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 12:12:54 PM »

Sunflower is definitely one of my all time favorite Beach Boy's albums. The only song I don't love is Tears.

1. This Whole World
2. All I Wanna Do
3. Add Some Music
4. Forever
5. Our Sweet Love
6. It's About Time
7. Slip On Through
8. Cool, Cool Water
9. At My Window
10. Got To Know The Woman
11. Deirdre

12. Tears In The Morning
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 01:17:55 PM »

1. This Whole World
2. Add Some Music To Your Day
3. At My Window
4. Our Sweet Love
5. All I Wanna Do
6. Forever
7. Slip On Through
8. Cool Cool Water
9. Deirdre
10. Got To Know The Woman
11. Tears In The Morning
12. It's About Time
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 01:43:33 PM »

My favorite

Forever
This Whole World
Slip On Through
Cool, Cool Water
It's About Time
All I Wanna Do
Add Some Music
Got To Know The Woman
Our Sweet Love
Deirdre
At My Window
Tears
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 02:05:11 PM »

1. This Whole World - easily in my top 10 fave BW songs
2. Slip on Through - huge favorite ever since I "discovered" the group vocals underneath the chorus
3. Forever
4. Cool, Cool Water
5. Our Sweet Love - very underrated, always loved this one
6. At My Window - same here, incredible sound/production and oddly touching
7. All I Wanna Do
8. Add Some Music to Your Day - should've been a hit
9. Got to Know the Woman - not necessarily my type of music, fantastic lead vocal though!
10. It's About Time
11. Deirdre
12. Tears in the Morning - bit over the top... not that bad however...
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 02:47:42 PM »

1. Deirdre - The opening blows me away. So does the rest of the song. And to think of how it could be used to such creepy effect in Earthbound!
2. Our Sweet Love - One of the greatest love songs ever recorded, with production nearing that of Pet Sounds, and an amazing Carl vocal.
3. All I Wanna Do - Such a chill song, it's funny to think that this is considered the Ur-Chillwave.
4. It's About Time - The Beach Boys' best rocker. And shoot me, I like it better than Forever.
5. This Whole World - This board has made me realize how complex this song really is. Thanks, guys.
6. Forever - I'd say it's overrated... but damn, it's so good. He'd write better love songs, though.
7. Slip On Through - The sound of the band going through a creative rennaisance.
8. Add Some Music to Your Day - Starts out weak, but the "when day is over" part always gets me. It feels like this is Brian's attempt at a late-career "Good Vibrations" with all the key changes and transitions.
9. At My Window - This one just recently grew on me, though the accordion and french vocals are still silly. (Why didn't Al sing this though?)
10. Tears in the Morning - I love this song, putting it this low just shows how great the album is.
11. Cool, Cool Water - Chill.
12. Got to Know the Woman - Really the only big misstep on the album. If they wanted something this cheesy, why not finish "Loop de Loop"?

Wow, this was tough. I could pretty much keep swapping the order of the top 11 and never be completely satisfied with it. Each time I listen to it, the album, and another song keeps on growing on me. `
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