Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
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Based on 5 reviews
1966 Ratings: #2 / 40
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1966 Ratings: #4
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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.

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R.I.P to the goats on the front cover
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
Thank you so much for 300 followers! My follower count more than doubled and that’s mainly because I was bored and followed a lot more accounts to see more musical opinions. I love seeing a wide range of opinions and the community nature of the site. I started going on AOTY when I saw that it averaged critic scores, so I thought this was just a site like Metacritic. Months later, I noticed there would be tons of user reviews and would read them to get a good laugh or to see a score of an ... read more
I respect the album for what it did at the time, but good god some of this has not aged well. I am so unbelievably bored by some of the crap on the second half of this album. There were a handful of songs that swept me off my feet, and took me on a journey, but also a large cut of tracks that put me to sleep. The constant fadeouts also sound ridiculous, but I am willing to look past that for the most part.

One day, I may return to this, and it will hit me like a truck. Until then I cringe at ... read more
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Added on: December 20, 2012