Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

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Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:39 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

Results topic:
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2012

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Pet Sounds track listing:
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's an Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline, No

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Postby Live in Phoenix » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:53 pm

A1. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
B1. "God Only Knows"
B6. "Caroline, No"
A5. "I'm Waiting for the Day"
A3. "That's Not Me"

B2. "I Know There's an Answer"
A4. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)"
A2. "You Still Believe in Me"
A7. "Sloop John B"
B4. "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"

B3. "Here Today"
A6. "Let's Go Away for Awhile"
B5. "Pet Sounds"

I seem to like Side A more than Side B

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Postby Henry » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:40 pm

8. God Only Knows
7. Sloop John B
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. Caroline, No

2. You Still Believe in Me
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
3. That's Not Me
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
10. Here Today
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
12. Pet Sounds
9. I Know There's an Answer

In my view the top 4 songs are much better than the rest of the album.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby Honorio » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:03 am

8. God Only Knows
13. Caroline, No
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
2. You Still Believe in Me
10. Here Today
12. Pet Sounds
9. I Know There's an Answer
7. Sloop John B.
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
3. That's Not Me
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile


And 2 P.S.:

P.S. 1: Some years ago (2009 if I remember well) I made a Top 10 of goose-bump moments in "Pet Sounds" answering a comment about the terrific "listen to my heartbeat" moment on "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)." This original comment came from Moeboid, that Australian guy that last month ago sent a link with the songs from his band that nobody replied (including me). Hey, James, I'm listening right now the album and I like it (powerful guitars!).
Well, here it is that Top 10:

Yeeees, Moeboid!! And when Brian says "listen, listen, listen" the bass guitar plays (in an elegant and subtle way) a "boom-boom" pattern mimicking a heartbeat. I've always supposed that intentionally, but I'm not sure. But let's try to find another 9 "goose-bump" moments in Pet Sounds:
10. "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times": the very first use of a synthesizer on a pop song is this ghostly theremin at 2'33". No, he wasn't made for those times, in fact he was creating the new ones.
9. "Let’s Go Away for Awhile": this wonderful vibraphone at the beginning (0'00") of the song!! Good vibes!!
8. "You Still Believe in Me": what's that sound at 1'27"?. Yes, you heard it well, it's a bicycle bell, just before a symphony of heavenly vocal harmonies.
7. "I'm Waiting for the Day": the brief fragment of the string quartet at 2'21", just before the festive ending of the song and just after the line "I'm waiting for the day when you can love again."
6. "God Only Knows": inside the vast array of meticulous arrangements in "Pet Sounds" I must point to the (largely influential) percussion arrangements. Tambourines, bells or kettledrum played in such an imaginative way that can transform by themselves a quite simple song as "Here Today" in a symphony. But the special mention goes to the sleigh bells and woodblocks that can be heard in "God Only Knows" from 0'17", resembling a horse-drawn carriage with a sound evocative of Christmas.
5. "Here Today": the bass guitar ascendant triplets under the keyboards in 4/4 that can be heard at 2'15" (and used later in "Good Vibrations") are now one of the trademark Wilson sounds (plagiarized by many bands, Fleet Foxes for instance, listen to "Quiet Houses" at 2'29"). In fact all the bass line at "Here Today" is fabulous. But enough instrumental moments, we're talking about The Beach Boys! What about the voices?
4. "Wouldn't It Be Nice": the fragment sang by Michael Love at 1'07" suddenly permeates such a happy song with sadness, the sweet Mike voice contrasting with the euphoric happy falsetto of Brian. "Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true." Wouldn't it be nice?
3. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)": "listen, listen, listen" at 1'46" and you can actually listen to his heartbeat.
2. "Caroline, No": apart of his qualities as songwriter and producer, Brian is a terrific singer too, with one the most beautiful falsettos ever. After the precious melody of the verses (some bands like Animal Collective made a whole career copying the trademark Wilson flying melodies going up and down the scale and sounding so sad despite the major chords) the real highlight comes at 0'55", when Brian sings with a falsetto "you break my heart / I want to go and cry," then breaks during the word "sad" in the line "it’'s so sad to watch a sweet thing die." It never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Oh, Caroline, no.
1. "God Only Knows": and, of course, number 1 is my favourite minute of music ever, the last minute of "God Only Knows." At 2'00" Carl Wilson repeats the chorus of the song, then Brian, Bruce and Carl again join adding some other melodies that intertwine with the main melody creating a kind of loop, a spiral that elevates you to heaven…


P.S. 2: Bleu Panda, I've been making some stats about the Rank the Tracks game (hope you don't mind) but I've been waiting to post it after the completion of the "first round" (best albums of the decade). I looked for how these tracks from these albums were ranked by the critics (going to the AM songs list) and I compared the positions with ours using an Excel file. Obviously not all the songs on the albums appeared on the AM songs list.

These were the results for the critics (the numbers between brackets are the positions in our list):

Revolver:
1. Eleanor Rigby (1)
2. Tomorrow Never Knows (2)
3. Here, There and Everywhere (4)
4. Taxman (7)
5. She Said She Said (9)
6. I'm Only Sleeping (6)
7. And Your Bird Can Sing (3)
8. Got to Get You Into My Life (8)
9. For No One (5)
10. Yellow Submarine (10)
11. Doctor Robert (14)
Correlation coefficient: 0,840667776

What's Going On:
1. What's Going On (1)
2. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (2)
3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (3)
Correlation coefficient: 1 (obviously)

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back:
1. Bring the Noise (1)
2. Rebel Without a Pause (4)
3. Don't Believe the Hype (2)
4. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (3)
Correlation coefficient: 0,745559561

Nevermind:
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (1)
2. Lithium (3)
3. Come As You Are (2)
4. In Bloom (4)
5. Drain You (6t)
6. Polly (5)
Correlation coefficient: 0,898446332

Funeral:
1. Rebellion (Lies) (2)
2. Wake Up (1)
3. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (3)
4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) (4)
5. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) (5)
Correlation coefficient: 0,924506703

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy:
1. Runaway (1)
2. Monster (4)
3. Power (2t)
4. All of the Lights (2t)
Correlation coefficient: 0,79937526

Kind of Blue:
1. So What (1)
2. Blue in Green (4)
Correlation coefficient: 0,447213595

But please don't use this information to go and check the positions on the critic lists before voting (just like I shamely did), please keep on voting based only in your own preferences!

Bleu Panda, probably I should post these correlations in the "Rank the Tracks Results" thread but I'm not sure if you would like it there. But I can copy and paste it there if you want.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby Pierre » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:04 pm

9. I Know There's an Answer
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
8. God Only Knows
3. That's Not Me
2. You Still Believe in Me
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. Caroline, No
7. Sloop John B
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
10. Here Today
12. Pet Sounds

I love almost every single song on the album, very hard to rank. Although I will never understand why Sloop John B is on this album, it's on the same level of quality as the other songs, but the theme of the song is so jarring compared to the rest...

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Postby chevisan » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:18 pm

Hard album to rank, let's see:

8. God Only Knows
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
9. I Know There's an Answer
13. Caroline, No
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
10. Here Today
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
12. Pet Sounds
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Sloop John B

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Postby PlasticRam » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:55 pm

8. God Only Knows
2. You Still Believe in Me
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Sloop John B
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
10. Here Today
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
9. I Know There's an Answer
12. Pet Sounds
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
13. Caroline, No
3. That's Not Me

This album is pretty high on my all-time list, but I still think God Only Knows is the best song by a good margin.
I feel like that

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Postby Maschine_Man » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:16 am

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
9. I Know There's an Answer
8. God Only Knows
7. Sloop John B.
10. Here Today
3. That's Not Me
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
13. Caroline, No
2. You Still Believe in Me
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
12. Pet Sounds
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)

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Postby Nassim » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:22 pm

Hard one for me too but mostly because that's not an album I care that much about so beside my top 3 and bottom 3 I don't have a strong enough feeling to have real preferences between the songs.

13. Caroline, No
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
2. You Still Believe in Me
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
9. I Know There's an Answer
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
3. That's Not Me
10. Here Today
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. Sloop John B
12. Pet Sounds

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Postby Ulysses » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:28 pm

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. God Only Knows
3. Sloop John B
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5. You Still Believe In Me
6. Caroline, No
7. That's Not Me
8. I Know There's An Answer
9. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
10. I'm Waiting For The Day
11. Here Today
12. Let's Go Away For Awhile
13. Pet Sounds

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Postby Rocky Raccoon » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:14 pm

"Hang on to Your Ego" is a great bonus track also on the CD I own.

1. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
7. Sloop John B
3. That’s Not Me
9. I Know There’s an Answer
5. I’m Waiting for the Day
11. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
13. Caroline No
2. You Still Believe in Me
10. Here Today
12. Pet Sounds
4. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
6. Let’s Go Away for Awhile

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Postby jamieW » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:07 pm

Since the computer system crashed at work, it gives me an afternoon to get caught up on these polls (as well as enjoy DocBrown’s all-time albums roll-out, so I can’t complain about the timing)…

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
13. Caroline, No
8. God Only Knows
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
2. You Still Believe in Me
9. I Know There's an Answer
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. Sloop John B
12. Pet Sounds
3. That's Not Me

Also, since I missed last week, here’s my ranking for “Kind of Blue.” (I think my procrastination has reached a new low, since there are only 5 tracks and it’s an album I’ve heard about a hundred times.) I love all five tracks, but the top 2 are still comfortably ahead of the others for me.

1. So What
3. Blue in Green
5. Flamenco Sketches
4. All Blues
2. Freddie Freeloader

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Postby whuntva » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:59 pm

Ah, yes. Another album in my Top 50. Top Two was a tossup, but still a confident call.

God Only Knows
Caroline, No
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
I'm Waiting for the Day
Sloop John B
Pet Sounds
Wouldn't it be Nice
Let's Go Away for Awhile
That's not Me
Here Today
You Still Believe in Me
Don't Talk (Put your Head on my Shoulder)
I Know There's an Answer

And Nation of Millions slightly overdue:

Don't Believe the Hype
Bring the Noise (I much prefer the Anthrax remake)
Party for your Right to Fight
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Terminator X to the Edge
Rebel Without a Pause
Security of the First World
Show 'em Whatcha Got
Prophets of Rage
Louder than a Bomb
She Watches Channel Zero
Night of the Living Baseheads
Caught, Can we get a Witness?
Mind Terrorist
Cold Lamping with Flavor
Countdown to Extinction

This album is my #153. It could have been higher, but too many of the songs sounded the same for me to make it a Top 100.

...and about what you said about 69 Love Songs. That didn't stop me from trying. If you ask me privately, I can tell you. However, they were ranked by disc, not cumulative.
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Postby notbrianeno » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:16 am

13. Caroline, No
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
7. Sloop John B
10. Here Today
3. That's Not Me
2. You Still Believe in Me
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
12. Pet Sounds
9. I Know There's an Answer
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby Romain » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:14 pm

I never understand why this album is so loved. Except God Only Knows which is an incredible and perfect song I found the rest of the songs very weak.

Like :
8. God Only Knows
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice

Listenable :
13. Caroline, No
7. Sloop John B
2. You Still Believe in Me

Dislike :
9. I Know There's an Answer
10. Here Today
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
12. Pet Sounds

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Postby Henry » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:13 pm

Romain wrote:I never understand why this album is so loved. Except God Only Knows which is an incredible and perfect song I found the rest of the songs very weak.

Like :
8. God Only Knows
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice

Listenable :
13. Caroline, No
7. Sloop John B
2. You Still Believe in Me

Dislike :
9. I Know There's an Answer
10. Here Today
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
12. Pet Sounds


Better than Billy Joel, isn't it? :greetings-waveyellow:

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Postby Romain » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:02 am

Henry wrote:Better than Billy Joel, isn't it? :greetings-waveyellow:



Hmmm...not sure! ;)

Because what I said for Billy Joel was a joke (except piano man, I have never heard another song by him, I don't know who is he) and what I said for Pet Sounds is really what I think. I always said that : the love for Dylan, Springsteen and Pet Sound is what I found the more weird when I came on this site the frst time.

I adore the Beatles, the Kinks, the Who, I love the 60's but, I don't know why, Pet Sounds sound totally weak for me. For example, I found The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle far far far better.

Whatever : "Tous les goûts sont dans la nature" isnt'it !

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Postby Nassim » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:55 am

So BBC released an all-star cover of God Only Knows to celebrate AM ranking the tracks of Pet Sounds :


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Postby stone37 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:48 am

01- God Only Knows
02- Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
03- Here Today
04- Wouldn't It Be Nice
05- I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
06- Sloop John B
07- Caroline, No
08- That's Not Me
09- You Still Believe in Me
10- I'm Waiting for the Day
11- I Know There's an Answer
12- Pet Sounds
13- Let's Go Away for Awhile

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Postby EmilienDelRey » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:33 pm

01 | God Only Knows
02 | Let's Go Away for Awhile
03 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
04 | That's Not Me
05 | You Still Believe in Me
06 | Caroline, No
07 | I Know There's an Answer
08 | Here Today
09 | Sloop John B
10 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11 | I'm Waiting for the Day
12 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
13 | Pet Sounds

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Postby babydoll » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:49 pm

EmilienDelRey wrote:01 | God Only Knows
02 | Let's Go Away for Awhile
03 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
04 | That's Not Me
05 | You Still Believe in Me
06 | Caroline, No
07 | I Know There's an Answer
08 | Here Today
09 | Sloop John B
10 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11 | I'm Waiting for the Day
12 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
13 | Pet Sounds

Did you actually read what I said in the results thread?

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Postby dumbangel » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:17 am

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
13. Caroline, No
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
7. Sloop John B
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
10. Here Today
12. Pet Sounds
9. I Know There's an Answer

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Read the rules.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:20 am

Wow, fantastic and detailed writing from Honorio!
Pardon my dissent, but "God Only Knows" to me is a so-so song, and the "spiral to heaven" at the end seems very repetitive and boring.
I think part of the reason I'm not blown away by the album is that I don't get much out of Brian Wilson's voice. It's not bad, but I'm not getting emotions out of it like others do. I guess you could say I respect this album, just as much if not more, than I actually love it. However, it is commendable that there are zero bad moments on the album, so it still gets #70-ish on my all-time list.

You guys should also listen to "Hang onto Your Ego", which is another rendition of "I Know There's an Answer"

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
9. I Know There's an Answer
3. That's Not Me
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
2. You Still Believe in Me
8. God Only Knows
10. Here Today
13. Caroline, No
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
7. Sloop John B
12. Pet Sounds
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile

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Postby andyd1010 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:25 pm

1 | God Only Knows
2 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
3 | Sloop John B
4 | Caroline, No
5 | You Still Believe in Me
6 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
7 | I Know There's an Answer
8 | That's Not Me
9 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
10 | I'm Waiting for the Day
11 | Here Today
12 | Let's Go Away for Awhile
13 | Pet Sounds

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Postby krendler » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:03 am

08 | God Only Knows
07 | Sloop John B
01 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
04 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
02 | You Still Believe in Me
13 | Caroline, No
11 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
06 | Let's Go Away for Awhile
05 | I'm Waiting for the Day
10 | Here Today
03 | That's Not Me
09 | I Know There's an Answer
12 | Pet Sounds

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Postby bootsy » Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 pm

1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's an Answer
2. You Still Believe in Me
13. Caroline, No
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. Sloop John B
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
12. Pet Sounds
10. Here Today

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Postby maverick470 » Fri May 19, 2017 6:00 pm

8. God Only Knows
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
7. Sloop John B
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
9. I Know There's an Answer
13. Caroline, No
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
2. You Still Believe in Me
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
3. That's Not Me
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
12. Pet Sounds

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 am

“This is the worst trip I’ve ever been on”

01 | Wouldn't It Be Nice
02 | Sloop John B
03 | God Only Knows
04 | Here Today
05 | I'm Waiting for the Day
06 | That's Not Me
07 | I Know There's an Answer
08 | I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
09 | Caroline, No
10 | You Still Believe in Me
11 | Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
12 | Let's Go Away for Awhile
13 | Pet Sounds
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby Honorio » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:50 pm

Welcome to the top, ordinaryperson!

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:52 pm

Honorio wrote:Welcome to the top, ordinaryperson!

Wow, I can't believe I actually did it. Thank you for hosting Rank the Tracks.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

Postby Listyguy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:30 pm

I've been listening to this album daily recently. I can't believe I hadn't already ranked it.

8. God Only Knows
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. That's Not Me
9. I Know There's an Answer
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
7. Sloop John B
2. You Still Believe in Me
13. Caroline, No
10. Here Today
12. Pet Sounds
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile


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