Made in California [Box Set]

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  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock, Sunshine Pop, Surf
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  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. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 23, 2013
    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]
  3. Under The Radar
    Nov 20, 2013
    90
    Made In California does the band and its legacy well. [Aug/Sep 2013, p.103]
  4. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2013
    80
    It'll be a bit much for the casual fan with no need for all those stereo/mono variations, but they do have at least a couple dozen other best-ofs to choose from. [Oct 2013, p.102]
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    80
    It’s concise and endlessly intriguing (even when the music itself is lacking).
  6. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    Despite the duplications from previous collections and a heavy emphasis on dubious alternate mixes, true devotees will likely still find Made in California an essential acquisition.
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    By toeing the party line--one that many critics and fans have completely rejected--Made in California paints a false picture of one of rock's most enduring and puzzling acts.

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  1. May 9, 2016
    10
    This album is the greatest album i have ever heard from Brian Wilson! I 100% recommend this album to everyone considering purchasing thisThis album is the greatest album i have ever heard from Brian Wilson! I 100% recommend this album to everyone considering purchasing this masterpiece, 11/10 if possible! Expand
  2. May 10, 2016
    5
    This album is a bare minimum for music I can't understand why any one would buy this and say this was worth the money. I do admit some of theThis album is a bare minimum for music I can't understand why any one would buy this and say this was worth the money. I do admit some of the songs were good but it dosn't make up for the rest of this album Expand