Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
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Based on 4 reviews
1966 Ratings: #2 / 29
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Based on 978 ratings
1966 Ratings: #2
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May 16, 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
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The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s.
To call this album classic doesn't do it justice. A rival with only two or three albums as the greatest album of all time. It is this good.
Slant Magazine

These lush, symphonic and baroque pieces were as far removed from the good-time surf ditties the band was known for as they could possibly be. For all the band knew, these tunes could’ve been beamed into Brian’s brain from another planet. And for all we know, they probably were.

Space Vacation
R.I.P to the goats on the front cover
a revolutionary album. there was such a beautiful theme to this whole project. each melody was unique and engaging, and the lyrics were a work of their own. nothing really seemed off at all, all of the songs were focused. the beach boys knew exactly what they were doing on this record, and ended up delivering one of the best and most influential albums of all time.
fav tracks: wouldnt it be nice, sloop john b, here today
Throughout the course of music history, love has definitely cemented itself as one of the most (if not the most) commonly-explored themes for musicians and composers of all sorts. As a matter of fact, such a discussion has been mainly focused on popular music's considerably recent canon, but such a deterministic vision ultimately fails to encapsulate a big portion of highly-poetic musical escapades that have been developed around the theme (what about the unforgettable symphonies from ... read more
It's weird how "Sloop John B" should ruin the album, cutting in the middle and taking the boat slightly off-course. But it doesn't. It magically strengthens an already perfect album. It's beyond obvious that this is one of the best albums of all time, so I can't help but add my voice to the endless harmony of praise.
For my 700th review, I decided to take a look at one of the most influential and important albums in the history of music: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.

It's weird to call this simple feel good album which, by today's standards, is quite outdated one of the most important in history, but that's exactly what this album is: important. On the surface, this may just be another '60s feel good album, but this is one of the most influential pieces of music to ever be made.

To fully understand the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice 
  2. You Still Believe in Me
  3. That's Not Me
  4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
  5. I'm Waiting for the Day
  6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
  7. Sloop John B 
  8. God Only Knows
  9. I Know There's an Answer
  10. Here Today
  11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times 
  12. Pet Sounds
  13. Caroline, No
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Added on: December 20, 2012