Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
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Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 550 ratings
1966 Ratings: #1
May 16, 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
Brian Wilson / Producer
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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.

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
100
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.
Space Vacation
78
R.I.P to the goats on the front cover
EMR
85
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
DEEPSLEEP
100
The other day I was asked what my favorite album was and
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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