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Pet Sounds (album) by The Beach Boys 

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Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (1966)
Overall rank: 14th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 1,481 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1966 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (6th)
Top 20 albums of all time (14th)

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Pet Sounds is ranked as the best album by The Beach Boys.

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Members who like this album also like: Revolver by The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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From DraganDragovic 20 hours ago
Overrated as fuck, never been a fan of The Beach Boys. The only tunes that I really enjoy listening to is God Only Knows and Sloop John B. Those tracks are fantastic, rest of it is just boring!
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From sethzzzzz 3 days ago
The perfect feelgood album. Can't help but think about times in the sun when I play Pet Sounds. Not a weak song on the album and I couldn't pick a stand out or favourite track if I tried.
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From badseed 04/23/2015 04:23
After going through and rating the tracks, I'm shocked to find this may be the most consistent album ever. Nonstop classics. I think I need to bump it up 10 or 20 spots on my chart.
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From calsper 04/06/2015 22:40

The progressive nature of Pet Sounds as a pop album is unparalleled.
Brian Wilson, the genius and the producer behind the composition and writing of this album did the inevitable for him as an artist by using Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs as a medium for revolutionizing the ways of producing music.

Wide symphonic arrangements and the signature vocal harmonies is proof of the evolution that Brian brought to The Beach Boys (and inspired The Beatles with).

McCartney drew heavily upon this album for Sgt. Peppers, just as Wilson drew heavily on Rubber Soul for this album. Just try to image the creative reciprocity of this era where music was evolving so rapidly and was challenged in every sense of the terms. Among others at the time, this was driven by the genius of Wilson. Simply fantastic.
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From halloallesgoed 04/01/2015 16:43
Makes me so happy, really insightful if you let it be insightful. Just perfect such a wonderful overall feeling i get from these songs.
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From sammanning 03/31/2015 05:17
Pet Sounds is my favorite album of all time. It is an absolute classic. Brian Wilson crafted the most emotionally resonant piece of music in history, with astonishingly deep production and lyrics. Each song is perfect and timeless. Although I always prefer to listen to the entire album, the highlights are definitely God Only Knows, I Just Wasn't Made for These Times, Don't Talk, and Caroline, No. All of these songs however are much more powerful when listening all the way through.
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From 5432juan 03/23/2015 01:42
Admittedly I don't really enjoy the type of sound that the Beach Boys are known for, so I was at first skeptical to listen to this album. The first time I heard it, it truly changed the way I saw music. This album has some of the greatest production and sound layering of any album I have heard. The lyrics are almost flawless and each song flows into each other seamlessly. The Beach Boys stepped up their game and produced an album that feels very much of its time, yet at the same time somehow feels timeless. Perhaps it's the themes of marriage, youth, and pain, or maybe it's the immaculate production and instrumentation. Regardless, Pet Sounds is a game changer and, coming from a non BeachBoys fan, rivals the best LPs put out in its time.
Best tracks: God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Don't Talk, Sloop John B
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From bestdressed 03/10/2015 09:29
A great pop album but I don't consider it a masterpiece.
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From Epicpenguin13 02/21/2015 02:34
People! Get this album back in the top ten, please! It needs to be in the top five! Top ten at the very least!

More justice for the most consistent album of all time!
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From lostshadow 02/18/2015 17:23
"Don't Talk" and "Caroline, No" are just as good as any of the other big songs on the album ("Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Sloop John B", "God Only Knows"). "Caroline, No" really reflects the changing styles and attitudes of the 1960s. If you're looking for a great CD edition of this album, get Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's hybrid SACD. Even if you don't have SACD equipment, it'll play on any regular CD player and it sounds so sublime.
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