13 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailed as the greatest album of the rock era, Brian Wilson's masterpiece is a transcendent musical touchstone. "God Only Knows,” “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” and "Sloop John B" are evergreens in his band's repertoire. This album's resiliency has defied efforts to musically deconstruct it, which is as it should be. Peek into the fragile and wistful soul of Brian Wilson—and the hopeless, wounded romantic in us all.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailed as the greatest album of the rock era, Brian Wilson's masterpiece is a transcendent musical touchstone. "God Only Knows,” “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” and "Sloop John B" are evergreens in his band's repertoire. This album's resiliency has defied efforts to musically deconstruct it, which is as it should be. Peek into the fragile and wistful soul of Brian Wilson—and the hopeless, wounded romantic in us all.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
141 Ratings
141 Ratings
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Pet Sounds

I fail to see the “master” in this “piece” of typical California music.

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The greatest album of all time

Hands down, no doubt about it. It instantly clicked with me like no other album did. Brian Wilson is a genius.

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had to get in my 2 cents

I just had to give my 5 stars to counteract anyone who might drag it down to 4-1/2. Thing is, I didn't even like it that much when it first came out. I think it was a Christmas present that I got - a 3-LP boxed set which also included Summer Days and The Beach Boys Today. Of course you know the story - It grows on you, and even makes you cry. Someone once asked Brian why was "Let's Go Away For Awhile" so haunting and so special and different. He said, "Try to hum it."

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