Initially rising to become the most popular surf rock band in the U.S. during the early 1960s, the band's mastermind and chief songwriter, Brian Wilson, took The Beach Boys' music to ever increasing levels of sophistication and artistry between 1964 and 1966. This resulted in the band becoming one of most popular international acts of the decade and arguably the only American group to effectively challenge the success of The Beatles in terms of mainstream appeal and critical recognition. Following a nervous breakdown, Brian retreated from the spotlight and relinquished his role as musical leader, leaving the other band members to continue on through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s with Brian as an inconsistent participant. Since the 1980s, there has been much publicized legal-wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits, and use of the band's name. Dennis Wilson drowned in 1983, and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998.
In the 21st century, The group continued as a touring band under the stewardship of original member, Mike Love. until the return of Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and early member David Marks in 2012. The discography of the group consists of 29 studio albums, 4 live albums, 34 compilation albums, and 82 singles. The band have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time"
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Today's mystery album is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band, released May 16, 1966, on Capitol Records. It has since been recognized as one of the most influential records in the history of popular music and one of the best albums of the 1960s, including songs such as "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows". It was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording, and working through his spiritual LSD experiences. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.
Although today's mystery album was met with strong sales abroad, reaching number two in the UK, it charted lower in the US than the majority of the band's preceding albums, peaking at number ten on the Billboard 200. A heralding album in the emerging psychedelic rock style, it has been championed and emulated for its dramatic and revolutionary baroque pop instrumentation. The album has been ranked at number one in several music magazines' lists of greatest albums of all time, including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked number two in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry in 2004 by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant." Never sounded better and comes with a PDF booklet, don't miss it, even if you have a version already... N'Joy
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Note ! Another hoster bites the dust the MPAA-the Jewish filmindustry's (=Holywood) watchdog has managed to close another cyberlocker-which oddly didn't allow big (movie) files, but nevermind Hotfile is no more. As it happens I haven't used it that much and I already re-uploaded 11 flac files concerned from the past 6 months, should you come across one you should just comment.