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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: 13th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,583 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 (13th)

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Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (CD, May-1990, Capitol) (cd1203)
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RARE (SEALED) The Beach Boys Pet Sounds - Carl Wilson So Tough , 2 LP 1972!
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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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Average Rating: 
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From Gionzi 08/21/2015 14:35
This album is a source of freshness and his harmony is something wonderful, classics like Wouldn't It Be Nice and masterpieces like God Only Knows are milestones of modern music
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From Space-Dementia 08/11/2015 16:40
I wish I was around to see this and the rest of all those influential 60s albums being released. Because when I listen to albums like Dark Side of the Moon, OK Computer, and Funeral, I don't really see how Pet Sounds can compete with works of genius like that. I get that it was innovative for its time, but I think the only way I would be able to fully understand it is if I were born in the 50s and I could listen to this when it was released.
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From ChoirBoySam 07/28/2015 15:57
Brian Wilson signed my copy, right on the goat!
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From JoanOfArc 06/29/2015 13:17
This is one of the best albums of all time. My favorites on this track is "God Only Knows", "That's not Me", "I Know There's an Answer". This album inpired the Beatles to make Sgt Pepper. Brian did write and produce this album all by himself (he got help with lyrics from Tony Asher thought). This is the greatest achivement in music of all time.
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From BurningBright 06/28/2015 20:57
Great album. One of the worst covers ever, though (in my opinion).
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From snavels93 06/16/2015 09:03
One of the best ever made. Brian Wilson is a genius. I kinda like the other Beach Boys records but why are they so much worse (my opinion)? If Pet Sounds got the recognition back in the days that it gets now, maybe the albums after Pet Sounds were better, we'll never know. I think that it only got downhill from here on...
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From Ezmoney 05/21/2015 01:51
Guess it's just me but over rated
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From colonelchibbers 05/20/2015 04:50
Brian Wilson is just the sweetest, ain't he?
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From LevonTostig 05/17/2015 14:55
There's not much to say about Pet Sounds that has not already been said thousands of times before. It is a monument to Brian Wilson's genius, the album that beat the Beatles, the Beach Boys emerging from their cocoon, the best album of the 1960s and the how-to-do manual for baroque pop.
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From luigi522 05/16/2015 07:25
Just the best album of all time!
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
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4. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
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