"though Floyd, mercifully, have no Smiley Smile"
Posted by Pugeye on September 16, 2020, 3:13 pm, in reply to "Re: huhhh...
"Smiley Smile" rules but from your use of the term "mercilessly" I assume you mean Floyd doesn't have a "stoned dicking around in the studio" album? Because if so, they absolutely do and it's called "Ummagumma" (the studio disc obviously- live disc is ok but made redundant by similar superior sets from the period).
"They were also *better*. None of the 1968-70 Floyd albums are terribly good whereas we at least got Sunflower, 20/20, Friends, Surf's Up out of the Beach Boys."
Very much disagree with this. I love The Beach Boys and enjoy all those albums but none of them even come close to "Atom Heart Mother" or "Saucerful of Secrets" in terms of quality or consistency.