The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds

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The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both...

The best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound. Conventional keyboards and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more.

It wouldn't have been a classic without great songs, and this has some of the group's most stunning melodies, as well as lyrical themes which evoke both the intensity of newly born love affairs and the disappointment of failed romance (add in some general statements about loss of innocence and modern-day confusion as well). The spiritual quality of the material is enhanced by some of the most gorgeous upper-register male vocals (especially by Brian and Carl Wilson) ever heard on a rock record.

1 Wouldn't It Be Nice
2 You Still Believe in Me
3 That's Not Me
4 Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5 I'm Waiting for the Day
6 Let's Go Away for Awhile
7 Sloop John B
8 God Only Knows
9 I Know There's an Answer
10 Here Today
11 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12 Pet Sounds
13 Caroline, No

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