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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. 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. Nov 20, 2013
    90
    Made In California does the band and its legacy well. [Aug/Sep 2013, p.103]
  4. 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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