There aren't too many people doing awards for surf music which makes me very self-conscious about my choices. The Gremmys are just my opinions and some albums that didn't make an impact for me meant a lot to others, not to mention ones that I loved but just didn't make it to the top tier. So here are some other voices from people that I know are listening to a lot of surf and whose opinions I respect, and hopefully they'll cover some of the ground that I didn't.
When I do this deep dive into the past year of surf there are inevitably other things of note that simply listing the top albums can't really cover. That's what this is for.
For once a Christmas show on Christmas!
The Surfin' Surfers - East Link (Surfin' Surf)
Pointbreak - You ain't no cowboy (Get wet!)
The Unnaturals - Beach Bumz (Face the Dreaded Kimono Dragon)
The Telestons - f**k the System (Poseidon Knows)
Surflamingo - Green Hill Zone (EntrepeÃ±as Bay Terror)
The Pulltones - Big Beach (Storm Fisherman)
There are some records that clearly stem from surf but that have gone so far into a new direction that they feel like they shouldn't be considered next to actual surf records. That very fuzzy line is basically up to my whim.
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