“Friends” by The Beach Boys - album review

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TJR says

A psychedelic pop affair and, somewhat befittingly, the first Beach Boys album to be released only in stereo. “Friends” offers a noticeable recovery from the sheer MOR boredom of the preceding “Wild Honey”, with the album’s best four tracks again walking a little more on the experimental side of the fence. However, the respite is sporadic. On the whole, the studious endeavour doesn’t really get going for me, with most of the material being simply too “nice” for its own good…

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A1 [00:38] 4.5.png The Beach Boys - Meant For You (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop Ballad
A2 [02:30] 7.1.png The Beach Boys - Friends (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine) Pop
A3 [01:28] 4.9.png The Beach Boys - Wake The World (Brian Wilson, Al Jardine) Cerebral Pop
A4 [02:16] 5.0.png The Beach Boys - Be Here In The Morning (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine) Cerebral Pop
A5 [02:06] 5.1.png The Beach Boys - When A Man Needs A Woman (Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Steve Korthof, Jon Parks) Pop
A6 [02:23] 4.4.png The Beach Boys - Passing By (Brian Wilson) Pop
B1 [01:51] 4.6.png The Beach Boys - Anna Lee, The Healer (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
B2 [01:57] 7.4.png The Beach Boys - Little Bird (Dennis Wilson, Steve Kalinich, Brian Wilson) Cerebral Pop
B3 [01:22] 7.5.png The Beach Boys - Be Still (Dennis Wilson, Steve Kalinich) Songwriter
B4 [03:04] 5.3.png The Beach Boys - Busy Doin’ Nothin’ (Brian Wilson) Cerebral Pop
B5 [03:37] 5.4.png The Beach Boys - Diamond Head (Al Vescovo, Lyle Ritz, Jim Ackley, Brian Wilson) Psychedelia
B6 [01:49] 7.3.png The Beach Boys - Transcendental Meditation (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine) Cerebral Pop

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