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that is the correct opinion
The kinks are my favourite 60's group (I stress not 70's or 80's), it isn't allways about the Beatles.
but The Beach Boys have some amazing songs which are better than anything the Beatles did...
You're not weird. Both are fantastic. I'd take the Beatles any day but then, out of any of their songs I'd probably go for God Only Knows.
by some margin. God only knows remains the best song ever written though.
(i.e. The Rolling Stones, Beatles and Beach Boys) because all of their stuff is universally applauded as being OMFGABSOLUTELYAMAZING so it was hard to be a bit objectionable about it. Like, if you say "I don't really like the Beatles", someone will say "Yeah, but it's THE BEATLES" as if that's enough reason to like them. But then I decided that I prefer the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys over the Beatles. So no.
but it's THE BEATLES poptometrist!
and yet can hardly stand the Beatles or Stones?
Not trying to be indie/controVERs1al, just wondering if anyone else feels the same..?
even though I can see they're good but you're on your own with The Beatles!
Though I will once I'm done The Beach Boys Today! or maybe after Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). I'll try to do it today, is all.
but The Beach Boys best songs are far more complex and beautiful than anything the Beatles did imo
But I stuck on In My Life and Strawberry Fields, and yeah, they're fantastic, genius, but then I put on God Only Knows.... untouchable.
because they manage to tap into something spiritual and other-worldly in a way that no-one else does. The Beatles were never really about that, but that's definitely why I like The BB's more.
That and their general dorkiness!
Name me your top 5 beach boys records.
Ok cool I've heard of about 1 of them.
Name me your top 5 beatles records. Yeah thought so, heard of all of them. Always in 'best ever' lists. Always cited by good modern musicians as influences.
For me Beach Boys - Pet Sounds is so fucking unbelievably good and so much better then anything the Beatles have done that I always say Beach Boys better then Beatles? OF COURSE!
They may not of been as consistent but Their worst songs arent as UNBELIEVABLY awful as some The Beatles gashy output. Anyways I dont like The Beatles that much anyways Kinks are better.
Kinks>Beach Boys>>> Beatles
where as the beach boys have shedloads, also bands that cite the beach boys as an influence tend to be better than those that cite the beatles
Top 3 you probably haven't heard but should listen to:
I've only heard 2 beatles albums, must be rubbish.
2. Smiley Smile
3. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
4. The Beach Boys Today!
5. Wild Honey.
1. Sgt. Pepper
2. Rubber Soul
4. The Beatles
I do like all of them though.
with Odessey & Oracle far and away the best British album of the '60s.
I'm not just saying that because he agreed with me either.
I love love love love love it. That may be that I listened to the Beach Boys all day, and The Zombies are not a hard transition
you're out of control!
I just prefer The Beach Boys, which certain people I know find odd.
i don't know, man. it's just pop music. At least your not masturbating outside nursery school toilet windows. Or maybe you are?
but the wording of so many threads on the music board these days annoys. 'Am I weird because I like Ned's Atomic Dustbin more than the Beatles?' is a legitimate title. It's hardly weird if you prefer one melodic 60's pop band with a fondness for harmonies over another.
Regardless, I prefer The Beatles - the highs are higher, John Lennon is cooler than bedwetting Brian Wilson, and god lord did the Beach Boys release some shit in their time.
I'm not a Beach Boys hater
I just don't understand the relevance of this post. You know there are poor countries out there lacking in posts, and here you go and ask a pointless question wrapped in annoying self-centred packaging. Yes, you are fucking weird for liking the Beach Boys more than the Beatles, obviously. I mean everyone knows more people prefer the Beatles, therefore your siding yourself with the minority makes you utterly unusual.
I think you will get tired of the Beach Boys faster than The Beatles. At least that is how it was for me. I use to love the Beach Boys but grew tired of them. I can still put on any later Beatles album and enjoy it. It was not until the Beatles turned into raging drug addicted hippies that there music got good.