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  • Spring [United Artists, 1972] B+

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Spring [United Artists, 1972]
In which Brian Wilson produces his old female backup group--the Honeys, featuring his wife Marilyn--in what sounds like the best and is certainly the most charming Beach Boys album since Sunflower. The old combination of ingenuousness and sophistication works as well as ever, only this time the vocals rather than the lyrics are naive--direct, pretty, effortless, thoughtless. And Wilson's studio work is as precise and humorous as ever. B+