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List Rules This list includes Beach Boy studio albums only, so if you add an album, make sure it's a proper studio release.

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Beach Boys are one of the greatest surf rock bands, best 60s rock bands and are included in an elite group of bands inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime fans and new listeners alike can enjoy this list of the best Beach Boys albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. 

This Beach Boys discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Beach Boys albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Beach Boys singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Beach Boys album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Beach Boys album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Beach Boys album of all time?" or "What are the top Beach Boys albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing is made up of many different albums, like Pet Sounds and Surfin' USA. This list of popular Beach Boys albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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219 17
Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Pet Sounds 1966

2
113 44
The Beach Boys Today! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

3
118 48
Surf's Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Surf's Up 1971

4
116 43
Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Sunflower 1970

5
124 24
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6
88 34
Wild Honey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Wild Honey 1967

7
85 33
Friends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Friends 1968

8
80 31
All Summer Long is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

9
58 13
Summer Days and Summer Nights is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Summer Days and Summer Nights

10
77 34
Holland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Holland 1973

11
71 30
Smiley Smile is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

12
62 23
Surfer Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

13
65 25
20/20 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
20/20 1969

14
64 32
Love You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Love You 1977

15
46 19
Shut Down, Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

16
52 32
Surfin' USA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

17
59 23
California Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

18
46 26
Surfin' Safari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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46 25
Little Deuce Coupe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

20
52 31
That's Why God Made the Radio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

21
35 6
The Smile Sessions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Luke Otis Hewitt added The Smile Sessions

22
37 28
Carl and the Passions:

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43 27
Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

24
20 7
Summer Days (And Summer Nights... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Summer Days (And Summer Nights)

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33 26
Beach Boys' Party! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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16 10
Beach Boys Christmas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

27
34 32
L.A. (Light Album) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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16 10
Shut Down Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Shut Down Vol. 2

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24 30
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

30
22 33
Keepin' the Summer Alive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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19 21
Beach Boys Concert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
DeanGruber added Beach Boys Concert

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9 5
Smile Sessions is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Smile Sessions

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22 33
15 Big Ones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

34
20 18
Endless Harmony is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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7 5
The Beach Boys In Concert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys In Concert

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8 6
Made In California is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Made In California

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22 36
M.I.U. Album is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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8 12
Light Album is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Light Album

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22 37
Still Cruisin' is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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16 17
Good Vibrations / Let's Go Awa... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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7 7
Adult/Child is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Adult/Child

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5 5
Endless Harmony is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Endless Harmony

43
12 16
Heroes and Villains / You're W... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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2 6
The Beach Boys Christmas Harmo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
The Beach Boys Christmas Harmonies

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4 10
Singles/Other Projects is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Singles/Other Projects

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20 47
Summer in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

47
12 36
Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time

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4 18
Still Crusin' is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Still Crusin'