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« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2013, 07:15:24 PM »

1. Surfs up (for obvious reson, but I do like Brians vocals better though)
2. 'till I die (a masterpiece)
3.day in the life of a tree (great song)
4.long promised road (One of carls best songs)
5.Feel flows (good carl song)
6.Disney Girls (One of Bruces best BB songs)
7.Take a load of your feet (silly lyrics, almost like they were trying to imitate the "Smile" recordings, but the music is really good which if it had better lyrics it would have been better recieved)
8.Looking for tomorrow (an ok song, not bad but not great)
9.Don't go near the water (ok song)
10.Student demenstration time (One of the worst songs they ever recorded period)
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« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2013, 10:59:38 PM »

1. Til' I Die
2. Surf's Up
3. Feel Flows
4. Don't Go Near The Water
5. Long Promised Road
6. A Day In  The Life Of A Tree
7. Take A Load Off Your Feet
8. Lookin' At Tomorrow
9. Disney Girls
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2013, 06:17:04 AM »

1. Surf's Up - Sheer, utter genius. Maybe the greatest post-Pet Sounds track they ever did. Perfection.
2. Till I Die - Here's another perfect diamond. An unbelievably beautiful song.
3. Long Promised Road - Awesome. Carl #%$!&?@ rocks, that's all there is too it. The lyrics are a tad silly (it's Jack Riley, whaddya want?) but man what a tremendous tune.
4. Feel Flows - Same as LPR. Spacey and really cool.
5. Disney Girls - We seem to be having lyrical difficulties. "I'll fill your hand with kisses and a Tootsie Roll" is completely ridiculous, but still a damn good song.
6. A Day in The Life of a Tree - Didn't use to like this, but I've warmed up to it. I figure if Brian was singing it, I'd like it way more.
7. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) - More than decent.
8. Take A Load Off Your Feet - Seriously? Well...okay. Not...bad.
9. Don't Go Near The Water - A little crummy.
10. Student Demonstration Time - Blah. Gives me a headache.

A bumpy album, but there are some spectacular gems here.
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« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2013, 06:15:27 PM »

1. Surf's Up
2. Til I Die
3. Don't Go Near The Water
4. Feel Flows
5. Disney Girls
6. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
7. Take A Load Off Your Feet
8. Long Promised Road 
9. Lookin' At Tomorrow
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2013, 11:30:49 AM »

1. Surf's Up - 381 (25)
2. 'Til I Die - 365 (9)
3. Feel Flows - 269 (1)
4. Long Promised Road - 256
5. A Day in the Life of a Tree - 250 (3)
6. Disney Girls (1957) - 239 (3)
7. Don't Go Near the Water - 179
8. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) - 173 (1)
9. Take a Load Off Your Feet - 123
10. Student Demonstation Time - 74

My thoughts?  I think just about every placement here is right.  The people in this thread to think so too, with only a couple of close races.
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« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2013, 04:42:05 PM »

1. Surf's Up
2. 'Till I Die
3. Feel Flows
4. Long Promised Road
5. A Day in the Life of a Tree
6. Disney Girls (1957)
7. Don't Go Near the Water
8. Lookin' Back at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
9. Take a Load Off Your Feet
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2014, 06:34:44 PM »

From Worst to Best:

10. Take A Load Off Your Feet.
09. Student Demonstration Time.
08. Don't Go Near The Water.
07. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song).
06. Disney Girls (1957).
05. A Day In The Life Of A Tree.
04. Feel Flows.
03. Long Promised Road.
02. 'Til I Die.
01. Surf's Up.
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« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2014, 06:42:42 PM »

i'll go out on a limb to say I really do dislike(actually hate!) 'a day in the life of a tree'

I must be missing something that everyone else is getting....

actually prefer 'SDT'....

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« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2014, 08:22:40 AM »

My second favorite BB album from the 70s (Sunflower is my first fave).

1. Surf's Up
2. Til I Die
3. Feel Flows
4. Long Promised Road
5. Lookin' At Tomorrow
6. Take A Load Off Your Feet
7. Don't Go Near The Water
8. Disney Girls
9. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2014, 10:57:05 AM »

1. 'Til I Die
2. Surf's Up
3. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
4. Disney Girls (1957)
5. Don't Go Near the Water
6. Feel Flows
7. Long Promised Road
8. A Day in the Life of a Tree
9. Take a Load Off Your Feet
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2015, 01:21:07 PM »

A solid album. Probably one of the best (with Sunflower) post Pet Sounds albums
1. Surf's Up - 9.5/10
2. Till I Die - 9.0/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Feel Flows 8.5/10
5. Don't Go Near The Water 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 7.5/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time 0/10 Horrible song

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« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2015, 11:48:49 AM »

10. Student Demonstration Time
9. Lookin' At Tomorrow
8. Take a Load Off Your Feet
7. Disney Girls
6. Don't Go Near the Water
5. Long Promised Road
4. A Day In the Life of a Tree
3. Feel Flows
2. Surf's Up
1. 'Til I Die
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« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2015, 06:52:43 PM »

A solid album. Probably one of the best (with Sunflower) post Pet Sounds albums
1. Surf's Up - 9.5/10
2. Till I Die - 9.0/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Feel Flows 8.5/10
5. Don't Go Near The Water 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 7.5/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time 0/10 Horrible song
REVISED LIST
1. Till I Die - 10/10
2. Surf's Up - 10/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Don't Go Near The Water 8.5/10
5. Feel Flows 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 8/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time -10/10 Horrible song I skip it all. Typical Mike Love anti talent.
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« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2015, 05:48:22 AM »

In honor of David Letterman's retiring, here are my Top 10 songs from the Beach Boys album Surf's Up:

10.  Take a Load Off Your Feet - Never been a fan.  I know many here like the quirky Brian-ness of it, but I think this is pure filler. 

 9.  Student Demonstration Time - Here's the thing.  I do not hate this song.  I hate the siren sound effect.  It turns a great BB performance into a headache.

 8.  Don't Go Near the Water - Somewhere between pandering and legitimate environmental concern.  If not for the vocal harmony on the coda, I might tank this one closer to the bottom.

 7.  Disney Girls (1957) - It took a few years (and maybe finding the right girl) for this song to really grow on me.  A nice song to listen to on the deck on a warm evening. 

 6.  Long Promised Road - I do like this song a lot, but just not as much as the five before it.  A nice Carl rocker. 

 5.  A Day in the Life of a Tree - I get why they had Jack Rieley sing this song, but I think it would've been so much better with an actual Beach Boy.  This would've been a good spot for a Dennis lead, which was absent from this album.

 4. Looking at Tomorrow - One of the great dark horses in the entire Beach Boys catalog. 

 3.  Feel Flows - The arrangement of this track with Carl's vocals make it something special.  Even with nonsense lyrics. 

 2.  Til I Die - This would be #1 on almost any other album.  Brian bears his soul on this short, and sweet, classic.

 1.  Surf's Up - Speaking of classic.  Probably in the running with Warmth of the Sun for my favorite Beach Boys song of all time.  I prefer this version to the Smile version because I love the way Carl sings the first two verses.  A thing of absolute beauty.  Goosebumps during the final vocal section each time. 
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« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2015, 09:30:14 AM »

1 Surf's Up--- Probably the most advanced rock song ever written. A masterpiece. Carl's vocals really shine, and so do Mike's on the "Child" section.
2 Disney Girls--- This is Bruce's best song. It paints a perfect picture of youth and nostalgia.
3 Till I Die--- Another masterpiece that has so much emotion, and paints a clear picture.
4 Feel Flows--- A very psychedelic track played and sung mostly by Carl.
5 "Tree"--- Very haunting song, although I wish someone else would've done the lead vocal.
6 Long Promised Road--- Carl's first solo composition (other than surf instrumentals) on a BBs record, and it's astoundingly good.
7 Lookin' At Tomorrow--- A cool mix of folk and psychedelic rock.
8 Don't Go Near The Water--- A cool song, with a great piano part played by BW.
9 Student Demonstration Time--- A guilty pleasure, I love this song. A cool re-write of a famous rock n roll tune.
10 "Feet"--- It's fun, but shouldn't of been on this album.

Honestly, I think every song on this record is fabulous. One of the best BBs LPs.
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« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2015, 04:36:24 AM »

Pretty uneven. "The Pit And The Pendulum" would have been a far more adequate title.
A shame, Dennis' contemporary work hasn't been included! "4th Of July" and especially
"Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again" (replacing "Student Demonstration Time" and "...Feet")
would've helped the LP considerably.
 

01. Til' I Die
02. Surf's Up
03. Long Promised Road
04. Feel Flows
05. A Day In  The Life Of A Tree
06. Disney Girls
07. Don't Go Near The Water
08. Lookin' At Tomorrow
09. Student Demonstration Time
10. Take A Load Off Your Feet
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« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2015, 05:10:13 PM »

10. Student Demonstration Time (Big surprise)
9. Disney Girls (1957)
8. Long Promised Road
7. Don't Go Near the Water
6. Take a Load off Your Feet
5. Feel Flows
4. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
3. A Day in the Life of a Tree
2. Surf's Up
1. 'Til I Die
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« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2016, 01:45:42 PM »

1. Surf's Up
2. Till I Die 
3. Long Promised Road
4. Don't Go Near The Water
5. Feel Flows
6. Take a Load Off Your Feet
7. A Day in the Life of a Tree
8. Disney Girls
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
10. Student Demonstration Time
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« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2016, 08:42:12 AM »

1. Surf's Up - Everything that's to be said about how amazing this song has already been said, and I agree with all of it.
2. A Day In The Life of A Tree - Such beautiful song. The coda never fails to make me tear up, especially when Rieley goes for that shaky falsetto.
3. Disney Girls (1957) - One of Bruce's only song contributions to the band that hasn't stirred up controversy somewhere. Just a beautiful song with beautiful harmonies.
4. Till I Die - Certainly a sad song, but it is wonderfully put together. Beautiful bed of harmonies that moves you along.

5. Long Promised Road - A great rocker from Carl! Shows that he wasn't just a good singer, but a good composer as well. A nice feeling of hope within the album.
6. Feel Flows - Another great Carl Wilson song. Rieley's lyrics are a little more out there on this one, but the atmospheric production is really awesome.
7. Don't Go Near The Water - Pretty weird stuff from Mike and Al, but I've always enjoyed this song. The harmonies are good throughout, and the sentiments are nice. Not bad.

8. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) - A kind of spooky folk song from Al. Good stuff, but a little too much phasing for my taste.
9. Take A Load Off Your Feet - This song kind of lightens things up, but it's silliness doesn't really fit the mood of the album.
10. Student Demonstration Time - Like Surf's Up, all there is to be said about this one has been said. Fun to hear them rock out, though.
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« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2016, 12:06:46 PM »

1. Surf's Up
2. 'Til I Die
3. Long Promised Road
4. Student Demonstration Time
5. Feel Flows
6. Looking At Tomorrow
7. Disney Girls
8. A Day In the Life of a Tree
9. Don't Near the Water
10. Take A Load Off Your Feet
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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2016, 10:41:36 AM »

Till I Die
Disney Girls
Surf's Up
Feel Flows
Lookin At Tomorrow
Don't Go Near The Water
Long Promised Road
Student Demonstration Time
A Day In The Life Of A Tree
Take A Load Off Your Feet
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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2016, 10:53:01 AM »

1. Surf's Up
2. Til I Die
3. Feel Flows
4. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
5. Take A Load Off Your Feet
6. Long Promised Road
7. Don't Go Near The Water
8. Disney Girls (1957)
9. Lookin' At Tomorrow
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« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2017, 11:42:04 AM »

It's crazy to see how I'd rank the tracks now compared to almost two years ago. I can't believe I originally put "Long Promised Road" at #8!

10. Student Demonstration Time
9. Disney Girls (1957)
8. Don't Go Near the Water
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet
6. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
5. Feel Flows
4. A Day in the Life of a Tree
3. Long Promised Road
2. 'Til I Die
1. Surf's Up
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« Reply #73 on: December 28, 2017, 09:28:28 PM »

・Pretty patchy, but very interesting.

1. Surf's Up -I remember being amazed by this song on my first listen 
2. Til I Die -this too
3. Long Promised Road -and this too
4. Disney Girl

5. A Day in the Life of the Tree
6. Feel Flows
7. Lookin' at Tomorrow

8. Take a Road off Your Feet -I actually kinda like it
9. Don't Go Near the Water -weak.
10. Student Demonstration Time
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