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Question: Rate Pet Sounds
5 - 198 (93.4%)
4 - 9 (4.2%)
3 - 2 (0.9%)
2 - 2 (0.9%)
1 - 1 (0.5%)
0 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 197

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« Reply #250 on: September 26, 2015, 03:30:23 AM »

1. Wouldn't it be nice. 5/5
  2. You still believe in me. 5/5
  3. That's not me. 5/5
  4. Don't talk. 3/5
  5. I'm waiting for the day. 4/5
  6. Let's go away for a while. 1/5
  7. Sloop John B. 5/5
  8. God only knows. 5/5
  9. I know there's an answer. 5/5
  10. Here today. 5/5
  11. I just wasn't made for these times. 5/5
  12. Pet sounds. 4/5
  13. Caroline no. 3/5.

The 'Best Album Of All Time' is not even The Beach Boys best album but it's an essential classic, the obvious stepping stone for anyone looking to go beyond the 'Greatest Hits' comps for the first time and easily the apex of Brian 'the producer'.
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« Reply #251 on: September 27, 2015, 07:58:53 PM »

The professor recently listen to this album 10 or 15 times consecutively, and then once or twice a day over the next five or six days. The professor was almost going through a breakup which caused a slight bit of emotional trauma, but the breakup never did occur and get the album Pet Sounds was a constant source of strength, contemplation, and awareness. With this potential emotional crisis over, the professor continued to listen to Pet Sounds and stands in all of its amazing brilliance. The only critique is that Brian Wilson sang too many parts by himself and should have been wiser about sharing the parts for the band. In this respect the scene in the movie love and mercy is very accurate when Mike Love criticizes him for his selfishness.
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« Reply #252 on: October 06, 2015, 09:34:22 PM »

Sunflower is better imho
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« Reply #253 on: January 09, 2016, 05:53:21 PM »

The ONLY thing I can criticize about an album like this is the album cover. No wonder hippies shuddered The Beach Boys image at that time, even due to Pets Sounds and Good Vibrations. These guys really did have no idea how to present their new image to the mass. Aside from that critique, it is my favourite album of all time, because it represents what only the truest meaning of music could ever represent: emotion. Lyricism at tops, insteumentation at tops, vocals at tops, production, however, could have been a little less muddy, but I guess in it's own charming way, it has it's own vibe. The type of vibe I'm talking about is the: I did LSD with Brian Wilson, I see serine forests, it's raining, it's Spring 1966, I'm in a paisley suit, and everything is foggy, including my memory, due to reall good cannabis. Cool Guy That's my representation of the production if it were transmitted in one's head visually. LOL
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« Reply #254 on: February 01, 2016, 01:49:14 PM »

5/5

Im curious who voted 1...
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« Reply #255 on: February 08, 2016, 07:40:46 AM »

5/5

Im curious who voted 1...

Haha, yes. Actually it's the five people who gave it less than 4/5 who intrigue me. Come to think of it, even 4/5 is a trifle baffling. Cool Guy
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« Reply #256 on: February 09, 2016, 02:02:58 AM »

Haha, yes. Actually it's the five people who gave it less than 4/5 who intrigue me. Come to think of it, even 4/5 is a trifle baffling. Cool Guy
I'd be REAAAALLY upset if smb. gave it 0. I'd try to find out who that tomfool is & seek revenge! police

I think only a troll (or a bot) would give it 0. :=) 
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« Reply #257 on: May 02, 2016, 12:44:52 AM »

I gave this one a five, and I really can't write anything positive that hasn't already been said before. 

However..............................

While I think Pet Sounds is a great album, I do think it's a tad overrated.  I don't think it's the greatest album ever made.  I don't think it's in the top ten albums ever made.  I don't even think its the greatest Beach Boys album (Sunflower for me). 

I think the title track is one of my least favorite of Brian's instrumental numbers. 

Am I the only one who thinks I'm Waiting for the Day sounds a little incomplete and underproduced? 

I will say that I have no issue with Sloop John B being on the record, and I might be wrong, but I don't think the album would've been as loved / acclaimed without it. 


I never really felt that the title track was all that great, either. I don't feel that it adds anything, just a filler before the devastating closer.  It might have served more of a purpose if that was Carl showing off his guitar chops. Let's Go Away For Awhile, though, is a masterpiece. Hearing this much heard material in stereo is very pleasing to the ears. The accapella mixes are wonderful, too. Amazing that they could double track all those vocals the old fashioned way (before ADT - automatic double tracking). Think about how hard it has to be to replicate a vocal performance exactly 2nd time through.
I do have to say, though, that it frustrates me that there are so many casual fans that will talk about PS and Smile as being great works, but they never take the time to check out the rest of the albums. Beach Boys Today, Summer Days and All Summer Long should be required listening; and I could say the same for Wild Honey, Sunflower...and yes, Smiley Smile.
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« Reply #258 on: May 02, 2016, 03:03:19 AM »

I think the title track is one of my least favorite of Brian's instrumental numbers. 

I never really felt that the title track was all that great, either. I don't feel that it adds anything, just a filler before the devastating closer.  It might have served more of a purpose if that was Carl showing off his guitar chops. Let's Go Away For Awhile, though, is a masterpiece. Hearing this much heard material in stereo is very pleasing to the ears. The accapella mixes are wonderful, too. Amazing that they could double track all those vocals the old fashioned way (before ADT - automatic double tracking). Think about how hard it has to be to replicate a vocal performance exactly 2nd time through.

I love the title track. It's my most favourite of Brian's instrumental numbers!

As for the double-tracking: the vocal performances often aren't replicated exactly. I think I remember reading that the first track could even be slightly off-pitch but that this was subsequently "corrected" by the overdub. Whatever the case, live overdubbing adds a "brightness" that you don't get with ADT. Something along those lines...   
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« Reply #259 on: May 02, 2016, 01:00:26 PM »

I think the title track is one of my least favorite of Brian's instrumental numbers. 

I never really felt that the title track was all that great, either. I don't feel that it adds anything, just a filler before the devastating closer.  It might have served more of a purpose if that was Carl showing off his guitar chops. Let's Go Away For Awhile, though, is a masterpiece. Hearing this much heard material in stereo is very pleasing to the ears. The accapella mixes are wonderful, too. Amazing that they could double track all those vocals the old fashioned way (before ADT - automatic double tracking). Think about how hard it has to be to replicate a vocal performance exactly 2nd time through.

I love the title track. It's my most favourite of Brian's instrumental numbers!

As for the double-tracking: the vocal performances often aren't replicated exactly. I think I remember reading that the first track could even be slightly off-pitch but that this was subsequently "corrected" by the overdub. Whatever the case, live overdubbing adds a "brightness" that you don't get with ADT. Something along those lines...   
They might not be replicated exactly, but they're pretty darn close. Just amazing what Brian and the Boys accomplished with the technology of the day.
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« Reply #260 on: May 16, 2016, 06:32:33 AM »

Happy 50th birthday to the greatest album ever made! Listening
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« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2016, 08:38:06 AM »

Happy. I prefer Smile to PS sans short ditties. With PS, I don't listen to it from start to finish. usually, I get best 5 songs & shuffle them with some other bands' stuff. I like hodgepodge kind of playlists. Very cool! 3D

I tend to be the opposite.  I tend to listen to Pet Sounds more.   When I listen to Smile (Sessions), I tend to skip around, really rarely listening from start to finish. 

But to each their own. 

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