A post on Metafilter yesterday afternoon pointed to a version of Pet Sounds with the instrumentation edited out, and I have spent the last half hour with my jaw on the floor. I know, I know, news at 11: Pet Sounds is really good, but for an album I know inside and out, this is like hearing it for the first time. “God Only Knows” isn’t even my favorite track usually, but this is completely melting my brain:
The end of “Sloop John B,” starting around 2:35, is when things really get interesting:
And “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
The whole album is here for your listening pleasure. Chills, PopWatchers. I have chills.