Not The Beach Boys debut, but the first album deemed important enough for this list. This record marks the point where Brian Wilson begins to take the band from California Surf Rock, to something more sophisticated. I liked the album, it shows that the Beach Boys are keeping pace with their rivals, and occasionally outshining them. Sadly the album is let down by the final track, which is just pointless.
Rating: 7 stars
Favourite Track: When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)