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The Beach Boys | All Summer Long

March 2, 2019
Pop Phenomenon

All Summer Long signals the beginning of the end of an era for the Beach Boys: the soon-to-be pioneers hadn’t yet ditched their upbeat, California surf-rock, but their ambitions — or more accurately, Brian Wilson’s — swelled beyond the sometimes superficial teenybopper hits of previous years. Their songwriting here incorporates a pensive emotional edge, with Wilson and Mike Love focusing less on summertime reveries and more on volatile romantic angst (though Love was only credited as a co-writer for half of the album’s material, and even then only…

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