Monday, 15 July 2013

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)

A groundbreaking album who set the sound for bands like The Beatles and The Who. It has also been listed as the best album ever by several magazines.

Let me offer a different opinion, though.

Pet Sounds, with the hilarious album art cover, was the first album to feature multi layered sounds. An unknown form of black art back then. Most albums today has multi layered sounds. Pet Sounds also laid the foundations for The Beatles and their magnum opus; Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band.

And yes, the sound on Pet Sounds is simply superb. The multi layers comes to the fore here with a multiple amount of different instruments. The music is like The Beatles with a west coast sound. It is not much surfin' USA here. The music is not particular good though. There is no real killer tracks here as on their other albums. But the sound alone and the influence it has had on the music business is reasons enough to purchase this album. On it's own merits, it is a decent to good album. It is not my style, though.

3 points

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