• Record Label: Rhino
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2004
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. alk
    Oct 7, 2004
    10
    i really love this album!!
  2. jimrays
    Oct 7, 2004
    10
    one othe best of the year
  3. sallyl
    Oct 7, 2004
    10
    a really good album dont care that much for the freind like you song
  4. MichaelC
    Jul 13, 2004
    9
    This album gets better with every listen. While some of the lyrics and a few vocal moments are underwhelming, the melodies and, especially, the arrangements on this album are awe-inspiring and fun.
  5. craigm
    Jul 3, 2004
    9
    I love it. Best thing since "Love You". Those of you who do not like this album have no taste, ears or hearts. Something which, sadly these days is afflicting more and more Brian Wilson fans.
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. The evidence now seems indisputable that Wilson is completely, totally, finally spent as a creative force—as it is, we’re treading dangerously close to “How many failed collaborators does it take to produce a half-decent Brian Wilson album?” territory (answer: you can’t count that high).
  2. If you've followed Wilson's treacherous saga, it's heartening how upbeat Getting' in Over My Head sounds, even with a fair number of tracks misfiring.
  3. 40
    He's labored, bombastic and pitch-challenged.... The lyrics are embarrassing. [Aug 2004, p.143]