Review: Beach Boys Plumb Vaults for Post-‘Pet Sounds’ Gems

Review: Beach Boys Plumb Vaults for Post-‘Pet Sounds’ Gems
The Beach Boys

Wake the World: The Friends Sessions

Capitol

4 stars

I Can Hear Music: The 20/20 Sessions

Capitol

3.5 stars

Brian Wilson once conceded that while Pet Sounds may be his best album, Friends was his favorite. Released in 1968, shortly after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, the supremely chill, transcendental-meditation-powered Friends LP was less beloved by record buyers. By Beach Boys standards, it tanked, peaking at Number 126 on the Billboard charts, the band’s lowest-ever LP rank. Perhaps, in the midst of so much cultural chaos,
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