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  • Abomination317

    Plus, most of the 'completions' (which I believe consist almost entirely of added lyrics) are completely unnecessary.

    March 2014
  • Abomination317

    SMiLE always WAS a jigsaw puzzle. A very complex and ever expanding puzzle that was impossible to finish. Frankly the difference between this and the the SMiLE Sessions is so minimal that it's hard to say this (without the Beach Boys' gorgeous vocals or The Wrecking Crew) is any better. They're both very very far from what would have been the finished product (which to be honest, had he continued, wouldn't have been until the '70s)

    March 2014
  • polyedu7

    beautiful vocals he did

    October 2013
  • Washtali

    So good to hear him doing what he loves, beautiful vocals

    May 2013
  • abcdavid01

    Child is the father of the man...

    February 2013
  • SpikelovesOzzy

    This is way better than The SMiLE Sessions.SMiLE and Pet Sounds probably share spot number 1 on my favorite albums of all time list.

    November 2012
  • TheCemetery

    Beach Boys Smile Sessions feels like a Jigsaw Puzzle of something great. This feels like a complex complete production. [2]

    October 2012
  • Akayz7

    Beach Boys Smile Sessions feels like a Jigsaw Puzzle of something great. This feels like a complex complete production.

    February 2012
  • kaylastarkiller

    better than the beach boys' smile, better than pet sounds. this is the closest thing to a perfect album that I've ever heard. brian is lovely.

    January 2012
  • guitar_gangster

    Better than Pet Sounds [2]

    November 2011
  • JoshCIVM

    A perfect album. If not perfect, then it scratches and nearly grasps perfection.

    November 2011
  • richardneal

    Thanks to the Wondermints for their dedication and labor of love. This SMiLE may not equal the boots but it was necessary and wonderful nonetheless.

    October 2011
  • bobgreen623

    You'll soon be able to find out, I believe the original Smile is coming out quite soon. Better than Pet Sounds? oh yes

    September 2011
  • Jessifofessi

    I am a huge Beatlemaniac, but I can't help but wonder if this album would have blown Sgt. Pepper's out of the water in the 60's, it is THAT excellent.

    August 2011
  • XSeanybOiX

    If only, if only this was released in the 60's.

    August 2011
  • pizzadaycat


    March 2011
  • zimmydoomday

    Better than Pet Sounds. Come at me.

    March 2011
  • FMgugle4

    The music is excellent, and the history behind this album makes it even more awesome.

    February 2011
  • Jabooredcrabs


    January 2011
  • ChineseDemocrat

    I have never listened to Brian Wilson until I heard this album. It truly is an amazing work. [2]

    December 2010
  • The_Cinema

    One of the greatest albums of all time.

    September 2010
  • ihitterdal

    I have never listened to Brian Wilson until I heard this album. It truly is an amazing work.

    May 2010
  • RyanFitzpatrick

    A real work of art, I can't even imagine the reception it would have received if it came out near Sgt. Pepper

    April 2010
  • FridaLouise

    just received my copy of this album in vinyl... GORGEOUS. its a beauty!!! sounds better and feels better in vinyl, i promise you.

    March 2010
  • LynxDaftPunk

    oh god, this is amazing

    December 2009
  • ClassicManiac

    Great album, but I'll always be listening to it melancholy considering what it could have been and what influene it might have had back then.

    October 2009
  • iantm

    old smile boots destroy this weirdo, too-late digital frankensmile

    August 2009
  • Lowbacca

    the whole point of SMiLE:

    August 2009
  • dforce1

    The two best songs in this album is by my opinion Good Vibrations and Surfs Up... He is fantastic.

    August 2009
  • optimistic_tour

    Is there a list detailing the various boots of the Smile sessions? I keep hearing of new ones...

    July 2009
  • Avantgardian

    The music is really good, but Brain's aged voice is making this really hard for me to get into...

    July 2009
  • Kareem7

    I'm glad BW decided to finish his masterpiece, but I still prefer the 1966-1967 bootlegs...especially the Purple Chick version. He still had his angelic voice, and contrary to what most people mistakenly think, the album was nearly complete anyways. And for you Animal Collective fans:

    June 2009
  • FarCrysss

    I'm a big Noah Lennox fan. He's a talented, wonderful musician with a ton of potential. I'd be hard pressed to say he's as good as Brian Wilson, though. Nobody is. Brian Wilson could have been (should have been) one of the greatest musicians of the century. In many ways he still is, but nobody can really conceive all of the lost potential. His story is tragic. Thankfully, he managed to - almost - hint towards that stroke of genius with Smile (2004). Wonderful album. I'm so glad he attempted to recreate his canceled vision. Definitely an admirable effort.

    June 2009
  • thehikikomori

    but i'm not really a music snob/hipster...

    May 2009
  • Starless_night

    It's really great how a whole generation of former snobs/hipster are rediscovering Brian Wilson/ The Beach Boys because of Panda Bear/ Animal Collective.

    May 2009
  • thehikikomori

    i bought this after hearing that noah lennox sounded like brian wilson. i really didn't want it to end when it did.

    May 2009
  • oneeyedcunt

    the "chant" at the end of "On A Holiday" that segues into "Wind Chimes" makes me feel good

    April 2009
  • Lowbacca

    @mdt: I LOVE the holidays part in BWPS. =)

    March 2009
  • Charade

    incredible album. strange, but took me some hours to get it - but now I begin to love every second of it

    February 2009
  • mdt

    This isn't quite the 1966 (or 1967) Smile sessions, but it has the only finished recordings of Roll Plymouth Rock (Do You Like Worms?) and Barnyard. I don't like what they did to Holidays, though.

    February 2009
  • Plaumtothashizz

    holy christ, this is good. i wonder what it would've sounded like if it was released in '67, whether or not it would be better than pet sounds.. i guess i doubt it, but the songs on here are really incredible. we're lucky brian came around and decided to finish it.

    December 2008
  • nuclearrabbit33

    with few exceptions, I much prefer the Bootlegged versions to the remastered.

    October 2008
  • robotkarel

    this disc is ART

    October 2008
  • hypehat


    September 2008
  • CrashingBlimp

    "Child Is Father of the Man" i just genius. As are "Vega-Tables" and "Heroes and Villains"

    August 2008
  • Jyroflux

    The whole thing is a masterpiece. The live performance on the DVD of SMiLE is insanely brilliant.

    June 2008
  • HenkeStrummer

    I few really great songs but the most of it is madness from the 60s in it's purest form. For example, Mrs. O'Leary's Cow is totally insane. The whole album is pretty interesting though, but I think it's pretty hard to really appreciate the whole thing. Good Vibrations and Surf's Up are the only masterpieces on this album I think.

    June 2008
  • Sessions_please

    ColoradoRain, I love that Dennis said that. I wish he could have been here to hear the final product (along with Carl...). Thank you, Brian.

    May 2008
  • Guidoble

    Great album.

    May 2008
  • danbarrett


    May 2008