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View Poll Results: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds or The Beatles' Revolver?
Pet Sounds 16 39.02%
Revolver 25 60.98%
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds vs The Beatles' Revolver

I hear Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band compared to Pet Sounds frequently, but for some reason, Revolver is never mentioned. I feel it's a better comparison, as they were released in the same year. Sgt. Pepper's was recorded after The Beatles had had a chance to digest Pet Sounds, and McCartney has stated it as a major influence. Revolver was also slightly influenced by Pet Sounds. but not to the extent of Pepper.
I prefer Pet Sounds, as all the songs have more lyrical depth, and you can almost trace a story throughout the album (with the exception of Sloop John B, which was included for commercial reasons). Revolver is more of a casual listen; I've often put it on random. They are very different albums, however.
I hope the poll works. My device has been stubborn lately.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not even a contest. Revolver is so far superior.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Reading the book Respect Yourself about Stax Records, there's a cool story about how The Beatles wanted to record at Stax in 1966 which would have been for Revolver, although a newspaper leak destroyed any plans due to the obvious reasons. It's already a great album, but just think of what could have happened...

BTW - Not voting. Both are great on their own merits. It all depends on what flavor you want.

Revolver - Sharp, stylish, edgy Pop that was a great reflection of the time with some stunning (and at the time jaw-dropping) experimentation. My favorite Beatles album. Technically, I seriously listen to this more than Pet Sounds, though.

Pet Sounds - Perfect reflective Bedsit album that broke away from the Beach Boys' sound that was getting quickly out of date. Brian Wilson's own personal win. With my taste it's a light affair, but you can't deny the influence it's had on a lot of adventurous music. The break away itself was a spark to many musicians.

Two more steps forward for Pop Music in a year of many more from others.

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I love both, but I gotta give Revolver the edge.
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I like both albums, but I'm more of a Beatles fan overall so Revolver gets my vote.
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Where's the 'I Think They're Two of the Most Overrated Albums Ever and Would Rather Listen to Beggars Banquet Instead' option?
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Or the 'I'd rather listen to The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society instead' option while we're at it?
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That was the other one that was escaping me.
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Worst Beatles album > Best stones album
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pfffft
Funny how Beatles fans have myopia and only count the second half of their career totally ignoring the generic bland stuff they did for the first half of it.
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