Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
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Based on 5 reviews
1966 Ratings: #2 / 38
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1966 Ratings: #3
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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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Space Vacation
R.I.P to the goats on the front cover
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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
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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
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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