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Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band The Beach Boys, released May 16, 1966, on Capitol Records. It has been widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released in pop music and has been ranked at number #1 in several music magazines' lists of greatest albums of all time, including New Musical Express, The Times and Mojo Magazine.[1][2][3] In 2003, it was ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.[4]

Pet Sounds was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording.[5] In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, the Electro-Theremin, and dog whistles, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.[6]

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Label:  Capitol
Genre:  Pop Rock
Release Date:  May 16, 1966
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review by . September 21, 2009
Pet Sounds is the best disc that the Beach Boys have recorded.  Brian Wilson along with lyricist Tony Asher worked together on bringing this ground breaking album to life.  At the time, Wilson was no longer performing live with the band (replaced by Bruce Johnston).  His main focus was to compose new material and work on the albums.  He worked on most of the material with sessions musicians and the band members were brought in later to add vocal harmonies.  During the recordings, …
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