Pet Sounds (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 11th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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88/100 (from 3,214 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1966 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (11th)
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88/100 (from 3,214 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 88.0/100, a mean average of 86.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 04/10/2024 09:55
Too much overrated album. Best their album was the 1st
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From 04/01/2024 10:37
Brian forever ! One of the 3 ASTONISHING albums of the year 1966.
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From 03/15/2024 19:48
A very excellent album and perhaps the only of its kind. 9.5/10!
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From 11/19/2023 12:37
The best album ever
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From 10/07/2023 15:26
Brian really was one of the craziest white bois to do it.
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From 08/04/2023 13:34
it just makes me yawn. A ridiculously overrated album
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From 06/30/2023 23:41
The only work i know of them, but one of the best albums of all time.
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From 06/23/2023 02:18
It’s ok. Just can’t listen to this the whole way through. Nice to listen to on occasion but only in small doses. I find when I put this album on I’m ready to move on in a few minutes.
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From 06/22/2023 21:37
Will always be the greatest album ever
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From 05/18/2023 22:23
What a phenomenal musical display we are given on this release! Instrumentally, this is one of the most diverse and complex records ever created and that is primarily due to the pure genius of Brian Wilson. His compositions on here are so beautiful and blow me away every time I revisit this record. He creates this core on every song that allows us to glide through each track whilst he experiments with layering and nuances all around us. It is simply stunning when you sit back and truly listen to everything that is going on which is a difficult task in itself as it is so easy to get completely lost in the music on here. It just sounds so happy and warm when you experience it and you just feel safe when you listen to it. This feeling is primarily achieved through the stunning harmonies the group give us which would sound brilliant even if all the music was removed. They make the music more accessible as well with the harmonies being what most people remember when they leave the album. However, it is the musical intricacies and multi layering that has kept people coming back for nearly 60 years as they try to unravel this absolute masterpiece. Overall, this is one of the most influential albums ever released and it has the quality to back it up with every song being instrumentally creative and exciting which cements its place in history as a musical masterpiece.
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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. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
9. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
10. Face To Face by The Kinks
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
13. Fresh Cream by Cream
14. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
17. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
18. Da Capo by Love
19. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
20. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
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