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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 2,510 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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The Beach Boys bestography

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

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-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.

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From Aaron98 16 hours ago
While I do prefer "The Smile Sessions" which is pretty much an incomplete album, this is still a really, really good album. The opening track "Wouldn't Be Nice" is just such a sweet sounding song, yet a sad song in terms of lyrics, making it feel so bittersweet. "Sloop John B" has been ruined by my parents, but it's still a great song, and "God Only Knows" is among the Beach Boys best songs. The rest is also great, and they all play off each other so well in terms of harmonies. I'm very happy this is the direction "The Beach Boys" took. Honestly, I don't know what else to say about it, but from what the Beach Boys did before, to this, is an unbelievable step forward, and it's sad to know about Brian Wilson's situation with "Smile". At the very least, "The Smile Sessions" came out in 2011, and it's honestly what I prefer, but they're both just sooo good.
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From Killerviolin 11/05/2018 05:27
Definition of gorgeous, yet not cheesy in the slightest. I don't know what else to say.

Best tracks - God Only Knows, That's Not Me, Wouldn't it Be Nice, and I Know There's An Answer.
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From Unicynical 10/04/2018 09:16
Top 3:
Wouldn't It Be Nice / Sloop John B / God Only Knows
Highlights:
Everything else (except Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder))
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From antaiospiano 09/02/2018 22:07
And like that, every 1967 album had the same sound to it.
Brian Wilson is probably the only artist ever to create a new genre from scratch. Most genres just develop in time, but psychedelic music was invented.

I could name a dozen of genres and production techniques Brian Wilson had put in the album, but the greatest thing is that he never made it sound pretentious. He kept making music for the masses, for the normal person. Relatability and superficial enjoyment of the music were always central.
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From Ronocoolo 08/07/2018 04:15
This is an amazing album. I loved this from first listen but then researching more about Brian Wilson made me love it and the beach boys so much more.
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From lstevens 07/28/2018 14:47
9.5/10

Top Tracks: "I'm Waiting for the Day", "God Only Knows", "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
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From Tamthebam 06/27/2018 13:54
Well what is there left to say about Brian Wilson and his imagination an amazing album full of summertime music. You wake up on a sunny day play this album and the feeling lasts all day play it on a rainy day and it cheers u up. Every track is an experience I should know it took me 30 years to get into it !
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From Dunnand 06/08/2018 18:05
Can't stop, won't stop listening to this masterful album! Changed the face of music on it's own. A++++++++++
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From lstevens 05/29/2018 21:31
Top Tracks: "I'm Waiting for the Day", "God Only Knows", "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
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From JimagineL 05/16/2018 01:41
I can't make into words how unbelievable this album is, every song here is so filled with emotion, love, hate, sadness, happiness, It is a testament of our time. To think a band like Beach Boys drop a album like this is incredible, Brian Wilson took his genius songwriting here inspired by Beatles's Rubber Soul and made an album that surpases many Beatles masterpieces like "Revolver" and even "Sgt. Pepper" with was inspired by Pet Sounds. Few songs in history can deliver such emotion as "God Only Knows", 100/100 isn't enough to rate this song. I can only hope that Brian Wilson and Pet Sounds will have their place in the museums of art hundreds of years from now, side by side with The Beatles.
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