Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1966 Ratings: #2 / 35
User Score
1966 Ratings: #3
Liked by 42 people
May 16, 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s.
100
Sputnikmusic
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.
100
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
78
R.I.P to the goats on the front cover
exception
98
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
AndreManfre93
100
1000 FOLLOWERS!! My God, I am not a huge fan of numbers and I am not an influencer of any sort, but I am really proud and happy to have such trust from many AOTY users! To thank them I would like to share my review of "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys!

1966 is a fundamental year for pop music: alongside the legendary "Revolver" of the Beatles, in America the Beach Boys released one of the most influential CDs in the entire history of music: that "Pet Sounds" which ... read more
EMR
80
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
MickyT
98
The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' is an album that feels so heavenly in its sound and atmospheres, this must've been a whole other experience in 1966. The melodies are so warm and feel good that they kept a smile on my face yet the themes and the lyrics are surprisingly sad. Everything on here seems so well crafted and made with so much care, you can tell with a lot of the songs on here. So many artists were influenced by this album in particular and easy to see why, it deserves all the praise that ... 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