Pet Sounds (album) by The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 13th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,790 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 (13th)
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The Beach Boys : Pet Sounds Rock CD
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Time left: 37m 8s
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CD: THE BEACH BOYS Pet Sounds +3 bonus tracks NM (club)
Condition: Like New
Time left: 41m 59s
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THE BEACH BOYS PET SOUNDS [2 X 45 RPM VINYL LP 200 GRAM] NEW VINYL
Condition: New
Time left: 1h 39m 59s
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88/100 (from 2,790 votes)
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90/100
From 36 minutes ago
I buy this album because it was in battle with the Beatles album Sgt. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band. I can say that Sgt.Pepper has more influential potential. But I like the Beach Boys and this album is very good. Top songs: God Only Knows, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B, I Know There is an Answer.
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From 4 days ago
I've tried many times to understand what's so great about this album. Crystal clear production and two good songs -Wouldn't it be Nice and Sloop John B. The rest is mediocre. God only knows why it's considered a classic.
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Great album!
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75/100
From 05/18/2020 14:29
A little over-rated!
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80/100
From 05/02/2020 05:10
Pet Sounds is certainly influential and laid the groundwork for plenty of great records, but in terms of actual enjoyment I have one word: meh
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90/100
From 04/30/2020 21:52
Great album, surf rock is so funny
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90/100
From 04/23/2020 03:50
How is it that every song is so consistently good on this thing?
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From 04/09/2020 23:28
The album that was inspired by Rubber Soul, and subsequently inspired Sgt. Pepper. Enough said.
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From 04/04/2020 03:56
Pet Sounds played a large role in the way I viewed 60's pop, giving me more appreciation for soft and simple music that was popular long before my time.
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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. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
9. Face To Face by The Kinks
10. Black Monk Time by Monks
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Fresh Cream by Cream
13. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
14. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Da Capo by Love
17. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
18. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
19. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
20. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
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