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masada
December 15th 2005



2733 Comments


EDIT: test post, sorry.This Message Edited On 12.15.05

Sepstrup
December 19th 2005



1563 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album is awesome, but it's the only Beach Boys album I've been recommended, though I keep hearing they are a band at the level of the Beatles, who've put out tons of classics. So what's the next I should check out? Or all they all boring, surf-pop albums?

Killtacular
December 19th 2005



1314 Comments


My god, I need this album.

Jawaharal
December 19th 2005



1832 Comments


as do I.

masada
December 19th 2005



2733 Comments


I don't.

Haha, I don't even have this and I gave it a 5.This Message Edited On 12.19.05

morrissey
Moderator
December 20th 2005



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Sepstrup - This is the only remarkable Beach Boys album I've heard, besides Smile, but I've only heard that in its Brian Wilson incarnation. There is one excellent anthology type collection I've come across which has virtually everything they've recorded. I'll try to edit in the title, it's beyond me at the moment. But I guess I'd recommend that. I've always seen them as more of a song band rather than a band whose strength was albums.

Sepstrup
December 21st 2005



1563 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Okay, thanks. I'll check out smile and some of their earlier albums

mr_jackalope
January 22nd 2006



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I honestly and truly believe this is the best album ever made. Every moment is a piece of perfection, and, though having heard a lot, I have never found anything that even equaled it in terms of precision, performance, or songwriting.This Message Edited On 01.23.06

mr_jackalope
January 22nd 2006



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

For anyone looking for other Beach Boys, you need to get (in this order):
Sunflower
Surf's Up
Today
Friends
Wild Honey
Summer Days (and Summer Nights)
Smiley Smile
20/20
The first three are also 5-star albums in my opinion, but they don't rival Pet Sounds. Sunflower almost does, though.
SMiLE, if the completed version had been recorded with real Beach Boys vocals, would be number 2.


The Nose
January 30th 2006



17 Comments


Good review, classic album. The Beach Boys are really a song band though, and I personally love those early, surf songs. Oh and "Good Vibrations" wasn't put on Pet Sounds cause Brian Wilson didn't finish it until later in 1966.

MBS
February 4th 2006



83 Comments


[quote=jackalope]/list[/quote]

Uh, where's Endless Summer on that list? Another great Beach Boys album.

Glitterati
February 10th 2006



83 Comments


I saw a guy in a movie store that looked like Brian Wilson one time.

Storm In A Teacup
March 5th 2006



12688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I'm glad you reviewed this, Morrissey.

Killtacular
March 5th 2006



1314 Comments


I have this in mono, and the quality is so horrible I can't even listen to it.
I've been spoiled by modern technology.This Message Edited On 03.05.06

Storm In A Teacup
April 2nd 2006



12688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I really like this a lot.

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 15th 2006



4405 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Brian Wilson stated in an interview that Rubber Soul inspired Pet Sounds, and Pet Sounds in return inspired Sgt. Pepper.I've heard a little Beach Boys beyond the classics that everyone knows, and they seem pretty spiffy.This Message Edited On 06.09.06

Bron-Yr-Aur
April 15th 2006



4405 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Jimi Hendrix did not inspire Sgt. Pepper. He paid tribute to it by performing it at the Saville Theatre in London, Paul McCartney attended, and claimed it to be a great honor. Jimi had no impact on the writing of the album.This Message Edited On 06.09.06

John Paul Harrison
April 15th 2006



1014 Comments


Brian Wilson stated in an inerview that "Rubber Soul" inspired Pet Sounds, and Pet Sounds in return inspired Sgt. Pepper.i've heard a little Beach Boys beyond the classics that everyone knows, and they seem pretty spiffy.


Indeed, Mr. Bron-Yr-Aur. To add, Sir Paul McCartney has said that "No one is educated musically until they've heard Pet Sounds...It is a total, classic record that is unbeatable in many ways." Although, to be sure, Paul is merley being polite and humble- Pet Sounds can be beaten by any one the Beatles post '65 albums, in every way.

morrissey
Moderator
April 15th 2006



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Pet Sounds is the best album ever recorded, objectively speaking. But the Beatles have better songs.
Actually maybe that isn't objective... but I have albums which I personally prefer over Pet Sounds, but I don't consider them better than it, if that makes any sense at all.

MyRamona
April 15th 2006



1070 Comments


I haven't heard much of their material, but what I have heard I really like. Is this the beach Boys album I should get first?



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