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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 2,330 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 Beach Boys bestography

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 elhenzo 20 hours ago
Not my favorite, but pretty damn great.
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From mdbaxter 02/13/2018 20:19
Never knew The Beach Boys as more than the tunes that inspired their name before listening to Pet Sounds. A classic.
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From FredRosa 02/13/2018 14:27
If I was trapped on a desert island and could only pick up one album to hear during my survival period and before I got back to society, this would be the one.
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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 13:43
Il vertice assoluto della musica pop nell'accezione piĆ¹ nobile del termine, che forse e sottolineo forse solamente i Beatles avevano o avrebbero raggiunto.
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From rnmusic1983 02/11/2018 13:19
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From BLO 02/11/2018 08:25
According to acclaimed music, this is now statistically the best reviewed album of all time. Take that Radiohead!
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From planetneutral 01/20/2018 15:30
Still astonishing 50 years later.
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From BLO 11/23/2017 04:38
An amazing recording of a bunch of really weird instruments and beautiful harmonies. Some of the songs sound a little similar, and the instrumental tracks could be a bit better. Otherwise This is a beautiful piece of art.
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From Amiracle94 11/12/2017 00:07
Finally got around to listening to this album in full a few days ago and I was left spellbound by it. I've probably listened to it in full at least 10 times since then.

There are so many layers to each song that you couldn't possibly catch everything on first listen. The production is absolutely mind-blowing and genius, as the songs are intricate yet accessible.

The rather simplistic lyrics actually give the songs a sense of universality, where pretty much anyone can relate to the feelings of melancholy conveyed throughout this album. This is helped by Brian Wilson's emotive singing and possibly the most sublime vocal harmonies ever conceived of.

In short, I don't think that pop will ever reach the understated sophistication that it did here on Pet Sounds. Brian Wilson is truly a national treasure.
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From PaperVinnie 11/11/2017 18:13
This album changed music forever.
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1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
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