Pet Sounds (studio album) by The Beach Boys
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Pet Sounds is ranked as the best album by The Beach Boys.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 88 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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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 86.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.
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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.
Absoulute pop perfection, really pushed the boundaries at the time yet still very accessible, some unusual structures and instruments and yet also full of catchy hooks. Only the Dark Side of the Moon tops this album IMO in terms of it's timelessness, appeal and the legacy it has left.
Fantastic record. Peak musical creativity. God Only Knows is a masterpiece.
Wouldn't be Nice is easily above everything else here.
I've listened like 10 times and I still don't get it. I know there is something but simply just don't sound to me.
I would have to say the the album cover is one of the silliest I've seen in the history of modern music. What were they thinking?
The landmark album of the sixties. Fantastic songwriting and composition. Contains the greatest love song of all-time.
As groundbraking as it guess. It´s not on my top 50, but If I were asked to do and objective chart. Definetly top 5 .
Very pleasant. An easy listen. Can see why it's so highly rated, but top 12 albums of all time - I don't see it.
God Only Knows is beautiful. Second favourite is probably I know there's an answer.
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