Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    100
    The set ends with a trio of songs from a 1964 BBC session; the sound quality may be poor but those voices shine through, utterly peerless nearly 50 years on.
  2. Nov 20, 2013
    90
    Made In California does the band and its legacy well. [Aug/Sep 2013, p.103]
  3. 90
    The most thrilling of everything here is a newly discovered BC radio recording from 1964 that fizzes with the thrill of making music and being alive. [Oct 2013, p.92]
  4. 90
    Made In California does a great job of confirming just how much more there was to The Beach Boys than sunshine and girls.
  5. Sep 19, 2013
    89
    Made In California's hefty price tag won't endear it to serious fans, but it's the first release to encompass the Beach Boys' entire inspiring, frustrating, contradiction-laden tale.

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