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Question: Rate Smiley Smile
5 - 100 (46.7%)
4 - 52 (24.3%)
3 - 36 (16.8%)
2 - 16 (7.5%)
1 - 5 (2.3%)
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« on: December 24, 2005, 12:14:35 PM »

Discuss, review and rate Smiley Smile, released September 1967.

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2005, 01:44:08 PM »

Fascinating. Utterly fascinating. 5 stars all the way.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 01:46:23 PM »

Not a favorite, but it is the disc (after Pet Sounds) that shoved me out of my little condescending "Beach Boys are a silly, simple surf group" mentality.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2005, 03:13:11 PM »

My favorite BB album.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2005, 04:37:55 PM »

Have to admit. My favorite.
True zen rock.
Need more.
Wore out several copies.
Then again, I'm strange.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2005, 03:47:12 AM »

A creepy, strange, interesting, haunting and moving record. And only a shadow of SMiLE.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 05:00:19 AM »

There really ain't nothing like it... But not everything on it can be liked.

Getting Hungry (moments of the verse aside) is simply crap... and the album does sound half assed, it comes and goes...  Very few of the tracks have any real emotional ressonance... The humming on "Little Pad", the coda of "Windchimes" are notable exceptions.

It almost seems too "intellectual" in that sense, but then, "Pet Sounds" and "SMiLE" do to me too...  I can't help 'thinking' while I'm listening to it, because there isn't much for me to emotionally cling to... I just don't "respond" to the album at all in that sense.

That said, I think it's a fine album... fer what it is.

3 stars.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 09:18:14 AM »

Definitely not a bunt. Not a Grandslam. I'd say Homerun, certainly! This is the LP that made me realize the Beach Boys were more that the hit tunes. I like the scaled back production making it beautiful in a different way than SMiLE would have been. It unfortunately has to dwell in the shadows SMiLE and people can't hear it for what it is. I'm with Ian... One of my faves, too! Woody Woodpecker Symphony seals the deal!
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 11:51:48 AM »

Strange album. I can see why people didn't like it.  Undecided






Two stars. A good album to put on 45 speed though  :D
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 01:38:24 PM »

I've always thought it was Brians way of responding to and fucking with the naysayers, critics, and those who only payed attention to the money making pop singles.

I do like woody woodpecker
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 02:04:32 PM »

I'll actually call it worse than Carl. It's a strike out. Whiffing.

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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 04:21:04 PM »

Those who don't like Smiley Smile don't get it. Same with Love You.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2005, 04:22:01 PM »

Thank you for speaking the truth without apologies.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 04:29:30 PM »

Thank you for speaking the truth without apologies.

f*** sugarcoating.
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2005, 04:30:57 PM »

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f*** sugarcoating.

Except on girlfriends. Yummy.
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2005, 04:32:13 PM »

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f*** sugarcoating.

Except on girlfriends. Yummy.

Amen brother.

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2005, 04:55:05 PM »

Those who don't like Smiley Smile don't get it. Same with Love You.

Well, I happen to like Love You, so that won't work with me.

I still think Smiley sucks.
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2005, 05:53:01 PM »

Well, it really doesn't!
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2005, 06:08:51 PM »

haha.

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It's the least played Beach Boys' record I own. That's probably why I say that, for one.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2005, 06:15:16 PM »

Yeah, it's #1 for me, but I'm weird.
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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2005, 06:16:11 PM »

Why, man, why?

How could listen to 'Gettin' Hungry' repeatedly?

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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2005, 06:19:03 PM »

It's the album I have turned more people on to the BB's with than any other. It's the one that fried my brain. It's TRULY psychedelic. It's truly angry. It's the album that SMiLE WAS!
I love every single second.
It belongs on the shelf with Syd Barrett and Roky Erickson. It's the sound of a disintegrating consciousness.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2005, 06:27:00 PM »

I don't know how anybody could be turned onto the Beach Boys with that record.

That's like saying you could turn somebody onto Paul McCartney by playing 'Freedom'.

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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2005, 06:31:47 PM »

It's really not. Seriously. It's Pete Townshend and Robbie Robertson's favorite BB album. And mine.
Some people prefer the BB's to be square and un-weird I guess. That's why SMiLE was canned. And why he made an even weirder one to spite everyone.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2005, 06:38:08 PM »

It probably has something to do with the fact that I find the Today! and Pet Sounds albums to be unmatched in Brian's catalogue. That's the type of material that I think suits him best.

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