"What was I thinking when I let go of you?"

- Wilco
 

Pet Sounds (album) by The Beach Boys 

This album At A Glance
Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (1966)
Overall rank: 14th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,862 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1966 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (6th)
Top 20 albums of all time (14th)

Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Product Details Availability Price

eBay
eBay
The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds (Mono & Stereo)" Japan CD w/OBI NEW/SEALED
Condition: Brand New
Time left:
4h 25m 21s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$24.99
Go to store

eBay
eBay
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (mini LP) [SHM-CD] Limited UICY-76847 JAPAN
Condition: Brand New
Time left:
9h 34m 32s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$39.85
Go to store

eBay
eBay
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (mini LP) [Platinum SHM-CD] [Ltd] SHMCD (Japan)
Condition: Brand New
Time left:
9h 34m 50s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$47.66
Go to store
  Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the linked website at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.  See full search results on eBay

  My favourite store:  

The Beach Boys bestography

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

The Beach Boys album bestography « Higher ranked This album (14th) Lower ranked (366th) »
-Pet SoundsThe Smile Sessions

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.

Upcoming concerts

Aug
06
Sat
Beach Volleyball - BV001 - Summer Games 2016
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil
Buy tickets
Tickets from EUR 100.00 (4 tickets available)
Aug
07
Sun
Beach Volleyball - BV006 - Summer Games 2016
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil
Buy tickets
Tickets from EUR 100.00 (1 tickets available)
Aug
08
Mon
Beach Volleyball - BV007 - Summer Games 2016
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil
Buy tickets
Tickets from EUR 74.90 (7 tickets available)
Aug
08
Mon
Beach Volleyball - BV008 - Summer Games 2016
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil
Buy tickets
Tickets from EUR 69.90 (7 tickets available)
Aug
08
Mon
Beach Volleyball - BV009 - Summer Games 2016
Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil
Buy tickets
Tickets from EUR 54.90 (4 tickets available)

Listen to Pet Sounds on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Pet Sounds rankings

Pet Sounds ratings

Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,862 votes)
  Ratings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,862 ratings for this album.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. album ratings
Avg. album rating
 
90/100
28 minutes ago
91/100
 
85/100
46 hours ago
77/100
 
75/100
3 days ago
72/100
 
95/100
3 days ago
82/100
 
95/100
4 days ago
70/100

Related links: , top albums of the 1960s, top albums of 1966.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

Pet Sounds comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 211 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From nitomano 46 hours ago
Favoritas: God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B., Caroline No, That's Not Me
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
I used to not see the big deal about this album. God Only Knows and Wouldn't It Be Nice were great songs, but the rest was boring Beach Boys stuff. But then I saw the movie Love & Mercy and I immediately revisited this album and I immediately understood it ten times better. Brian Wilson had so many ideas in his head, and he made them all happen, no matter what anyone thought, and I really really respect that.
Even if this album isn't on my Top 100 right now, or even if I'm not always listening to this album, I will always respect it a lot more than I used to, because I finally understand it. For people who don't "get" this album, you should really watch that movie. In fact, whenever there's any album that you don't "get", just look into the background of it. Look into how they went about making it and why and how difficult it was, and then maybe you'll have an easier time getting to know it.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From Ih8uFL 07/15/2016 01:58
Brian is a fucking creative guy.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From YikYak 07/01/2016 01:35
Everyone absolutely loves this album. It's frequently considered one of the greatest of all time. I was super excited when I got the album. I couldn't wait to listen to it. I listened, but didn't find what everyone else seemed to see in it. I really want to like this album, but I just don't. Maybe, in the future, I'll listen to it again and see what everyone else sees in it. That happened for me with Funeral. At first I wasn't impressed and now it's a top 5 all time. Only time will tell.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From LimpLimbs 06/25/2016 08:32
"Pet Sounds" has a really good songwriting throughout the whole album. I can see why it was so influential.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From Lefoule7 05/25/2016 21:53
95/100

One of the best albums of the USA history.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From Mattmiller25 04/19/2016 22:07
I actually believe this is the most overrated album of all time sorry beach boys fan
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (1 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 211 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for Pet Sounds

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this album.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this album.
Login or register to add this album to your favourites.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
5. Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention
6. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon And Garfunkel
7. Sounds Of Silence by Simon And Garfunkel
8. Face To Face by The Kinks
9. Black Monk Time by Monks
10. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Da Capo by Love
13. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
14. Fresh Cream by Cream
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Blues Breakers by John Mayall With Eric Clapton
17. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
18. A Quick One by The Who
19. Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
20. Las Ăšltimas Composiciones by Violeta Parra



    Copyright © 2005-2014 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt