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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: 
88/100 (from 1,846 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 LimpLimbs 3 days ago
"Pet Sounds" has a really good songwriting throughout the whole album. I can see why it was so influential.
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From souplipton 06/12/2016 17:48
I just listened to the album for the first time a couple weeks ago, and has been gaining more and more repute with every listen. It started out on the outside of my chart, then moved into the top 50, and stands at #30 for the time being. I doubt this will be it's final spot once my chart solidifies. Now onto the album itself. In the mid-60s, The Beach Boys and The Beatles were scrambling to out-do each other, and though The Beatles would eventually win the war, The Beach Boys did pull ahead for a short time with the release of Pet Sounds in 1966. While The Beatles revolutionized the approach to recording music by thinking in terms of albums as a complete work instead of just a collection of songs, and The Beach Boys were the first to use the studio to create what is impossible to recreate live. Though the Beatles would push this concept much further than The Beach Boys did with Revolver several months later, Pet Sounds was the first one which was created under this mindset. The arrangements are incredible and the lyrics are great. The percussion on this album is better than on almost any other album, being more based on symphonic percussion than on the rock drum set. One of the best achievements and biggest leaps forward in an era full of big leaps forwards, Pet Sounds is Brian Wilson's magnum opus.
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From Lefoule7 05/25/2016 21:53
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One of the best albums of the USA history.
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From xMUSICSNOBx 05/03/2016 16:52
I really enjoyed this. New addition to my top 100. The instrumentals were tearing at my heart strings the whole time, And the melodies as well. Definitely not as boring as everyone says.
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From Mattmiller25 04/19/2016 22:07
I actually believe this is the most overrated album of all time sorry beach boys fan
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From Rich150 04/19/2016 21:07
All I knew about The Beach Boys music came from hearing my sister playing a greatest hits compilation when I was a nipper - all surf songs and Californ-eye-ay. So I thought. I knew this album was highly regarded before coming on this site, Pet Sounds was even name dropped in a Beta Band CD I own but I only recently bought it. Love listening to a sound different from my expectations and straight up their in my favourites. An album everyone should give a go.
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From joneslu 04/19/2016 03:43
I understand this album as the cornerstone "concept album," but it's a bit boring to me. A lot of the songs sound the same, except of course the standouts like Sloop John B. and God Only Knows. I concede it deserves the placing it's at. But overall, it's not my favorite listen. Just my thoughts.
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From Cojo7 04/12/2016 01:41
I can safely say without hyperbole that this is the best produced album ever. The harmonies are by far their best and the lyrics have improved much since their stereotypical surf music. The best album in a great year for music.
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From hugh 04/03/2016 06:23
This album is the best album - ever.
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1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
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