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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: 
87/100 (from 1,716 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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The Pet Sounds Sessions [Box] by The Beach Boys (CD, Nov-1997, 4 Discs, Capitol)
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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 Sqez 3 days ago
The album is consistently good but never deviates from a much too similar sound for me, but then again, God Only Knows is one of the best songs ever.
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From somefatguy157 01/25/2016 02:33
If this album challenged the Beatles to raise the bar then you know you have a musical genius behind the wheel. Brian Wilson's masterpiece is a optimistic and grandeur powerhouse paired with his the lyrical loneliness of a complicated man. Pure innovation and creativity at its finest.
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From Coconut 01/23/2016 17:33
It took me awhile to "get" this album. The prettiness sometimes hides the intent. A truly genius work.
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From loverofmusic 12/26/2015 08:26
A incredible musical wonderland of joyous, glorious sound. Some of the most memorable pop you will hear, with huge, larger than life vocal harmonies & immaculate production with layers and layers of sound. And yet, behind all of this joy lies an overarching sadness that hints at feelings of frustration, disappointment & even depression with the darker parts of the world. Classic album, for sure.
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From LAF2 12/24/2015 00:04
Dennis Wilson is feeding nothing on the album cover.
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From Imaybeparanoid 12/22/2015 19:30
"I had never heard such magical sounds, so amazingly recorded. It is a timeless and amazing recording of incredible genius and beauty." - Elton John
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From JCB79 11/26/2015 01:29
Not much to say that hasn't been said. The best album of all time, in my honest opinion. My favorite song will always be, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."
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From LAF2 11/22/2015 04:58
I think dihansse meant to say Rubber Soul.
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From dihansse 11/21/2015 21:38
This is an album from my top 100 in which I give my personal musical historie: check it out!

After the Beatles issued "Sergeant's Pepper's", the Beach Boys wanted to match that and they issued "Pet Sounds". They had already scored a lot of surf hits with a number of really outstanding songs like "I Get Around", "Barbara Ann" and "I Can Hear Music" but this album really was a stand-out with the heavenly "God Only Knows", a wonder of harmony between the Wilson's. Also Sloop John B and Wouldn't It be Nice are favorite songs of mine.
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From snavels93 11/04/2015 18:13
Best album of the 60s! I love the 60s sound & i am just 22 years old! 19 albums of my top 50 albums of all time are from the 60s, and just 10 are from the time span I lived (1993 - now). Actually, since 2004 music in general only declined IMO (albumwise, there are some good songs though)... Except for Wolfmother's debut and The Sword - Age of Winters or maybe Kanye West - Graduation (in hip-hop)
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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. Sounds Of Silence by Simon And Garfunkel
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon And Garfunkel
8. Face To Face by The Kinks
9. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
10. Black Monk Time by Monks
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Fresh Cream by Cream
13. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
14. Da Capo by Love
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. A Quick One by The Who
17. Blues Breakers by John Mayall With Eric Clapton
18. Buffalo Springfield by Buffalo Springfield
19. Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor
20. Las Últimas Composiciones by Violeta Parra



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