The intricacies of the vocal arrangements are staggering. You don’t even realize the music has been taken out, leaving only the vocal tracks. Yes, I miss the rousing timpani drums and the wall of sound, but just listen to those vocals. Again, it’s possible the Beach Boys are both the most underrated and overrated band in the history of music.
Listen to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” above and marvel that no one else could make a song that fucking pretty. I hate dropping the f bomb, but Brian Wilson explodes my aural connections like a two ton hydrogen bomb. Check out every song here. [via]