The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees
This one has wonderful psychedelic-era cover art and features the massive, enduring hit "Daydream Believer," but it definitely feels as if the Monkees (and their entire creative team) were exhausted by how quickly they were recording. Still, there are some real joys here, including "P.O. Box 9847," "Lady's Baby," "Tapioca Tundra" and "Writing Wrongs." Boy, kiddie pop used to be really weird...and really good.