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The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time  

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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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Pet Sounds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1966
2
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Surf's Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1971
4
The Beach Boys Today! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
5
Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1970
6
Summer Days and Summer Nights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
7
All Summer Long is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
8
Friends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1968
9
Wild Honey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1967
10
20/20 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1969
11
Surfer Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
12
Holland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1973
13
Smiley Smile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
14
Love You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
1977
15
Shut Down, Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
16
California Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
17
The Smile Sessions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
Luke Otis Hewitt added
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Little Deuce Coupe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
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That's Why God Made the Radio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
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Surfin' Safari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
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Surfin' USA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
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Christmas Album is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
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Summer Days (And Summer Nights... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time
24
Carl and the Passions:
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Beach Boys' Party! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time