With its vivid orchestration, lyrical ambition, elegant pacing and thematic coherence, Pet Sounds invented – and in some sense perfected – the idea that an album could be more than the sum of its parts. When Brian Wilson sang, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older?” on the magnificent opener, he wasn’t just imagining a love that could evolve past high school; he was suggesting a new grown-up identity for rock & roll music itself.
The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds was released 47 years ago today.
“ La vite americana è un mare a perpendicolo e spruzza nuova vite verde chiara”.
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