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I almost mentioned "Endless Summer"
because that's always been my favorite Beach Boys comp (it's my favorite Beach Boys *release*, period actually) but wasn't sure how well-known it is, because it was out of print for quite awhile (might still be- not sure about that). But yeah, that's another comp that plays like an album (aside from "Good Vibrations" being included at the end as a bonus track on the CD reissue).
And as much as I love "Endless Summer", I wouldn't say it "replaces" those early albums. It avoids most of their cheesiest songs but also misses a few good ones like "The Lonely Sea", "Little Honda", "Surfin" and "409".