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Pet Sounds, Renewed
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I think I forgot to post this a month or so ago when I couldn’t stop listening to it. Some genius had the amazing idea to remove the backing vocals from all the tracks on the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. The result is kind of breathtaking, especially “God Only Knows”:

The difficulty and the peculiarity of these vocal lines can get obscured in the full versions. Just listen to the fugue section of that song. Man.

And of course, “Sloop John B,” my other favorite song from Pet Sounds:

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3 comments

sweetie says…

i’ve never heard of this album but it’s gotten a lot of acclaim apparently! wow. how are the other tracks?

Robin Sloan says…

I keep loading this post up again. I’ll just be sitting there and go, like, hmm. That Pet Sounds post. Click click. It’s really beautiful.

Ahhhhhhh….thank you for this. It’s my very favourite song in the world. It gets me teary every time. Beach Boys…geniuses!

Cheers,
kristin rohan

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