Rolling Stone (pp.71-72) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The record's flashbacking first half is cut with humor and self-awareness....[A] deeply touching work..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.82) - "When he takes over on lead vocals, Mike Love sings Wilson's sometimes bleak sentiments sunnily -- which makes them all the more unsettling." -- Grade: B+
Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his album is very much Brian Wilson's baby. From retro sleeve to the grooves within, it mines his deep nostalgia for the summers of his youth..."