The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Published on 29 March 2019 by

      Richie Unterberger: ‘ 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. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds 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). ……Massively influential upon its release (although it was a relatively low seller compared to their previous LPs), it immediately vaulted the band into the top level of rock innovators among the intelligentsia, especially in Britain, where it was a much bigger hit.’

Release Date: May 16, 1966
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: AM Pop – Baroque Pop – Contemporary Pop/Rock – Sunshine Pop – Psychedelic Pop – 
Recording Date: July 12, 1965 – April 13, 1966


The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds Tracklist

  1.  Wouldn’t It Be Nice 0:00
  2.  You Still Believe in Me 02:26
  3.  That’s Not Me 04:57
  4.  Don’t Talk 07:25
  5.  I’m Waiting for the Day 10:18
  6.  Let’s Go Away for Awhile 13:23
  7.  Sloop John B 15:44
  8.  God Only Knows 18:40
  9.  I Know There’s an Answer 21:32
  10.  Here Today 24:42
  11.  I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times 27:36
  12.  Pet Sounds 30:49
  13.  Caroline, No 33:11

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