This is like being asked to choose between honeybees and butterflies.
I choose Pet Sounds.
I’ve been trying to come up with a rationale to explain my choice, but ultimately, it’s emotional. It comes down to the fact that I enjoy listening to Pet Sounds more than I do Sgt. Pepper’s. They are both important albums, two of the most important of all time, perhaps even equally so. They achieve different purposes. Popular music, and the world, would never be the same without either of them.
Sgt. Pepper’s gives me a buzz. Pet Sounds sets my heart a flutter and gives me life.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jun 19, 2020 23:27:40 GMT
Pet Sounds vs. Sgt. Pepper's? Easy one for me. Pet Sounds by a knockout.
Nothing really to say about Pet Sounds' greatness, but I am one of those music fans who thinks that Sgt. Pepper's is overrated. Oh, it's an overall great album. Any album that has the title track, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy, She's Leaving Home, and A Day In The Life has to be considered a great album (though I have it more towards the upper/middle of The Beatles' pack). It also has a few songs - Getting Better, Fixing A Hole, Lovely Rita, and Kite - that are really good songs and I like 'em a lot, however I don't view them as these great tracks. Within You Without You and When I'm Sixty-Four? They bring the album down. Don't misunderstand, Sgt. Pepper is a cool album; very atmospheric, experimental in a good way, well-produced, well-performed. Hey, it's great, it sold, it's The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's. Shut up. But, add Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever and we'll talk.
I think I'll give this a shot. How about "Lahaina Aloha" from the Summer In Paradise album vs. "Time Will Tell" by Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids from their album, Sons Of The Beaches.
Never heard that song before, I like it! They sure do a good job of sounding like the Beach Boys. In this case, I’m going to go with the real McCoy and choose Lahaina Aloha as the better song. There are so many good things in it... it's well constructed, the guitar and accordion sound great, Mike's "bye-bye", and of course, Carl’s vocals in the chorus are sublime.
jk: That's good news, Sheriff. And good news from you too, Cap'n.
Sept 21, 2021 10:12:14 GMT
carllove: Sheriff and Kapitan, totally understand! Just let us know when there is an update. I am enjoying both! I really appreciate both of your efforts!
Sept 21, 2021 13:44:37 GMT
carllove: Looks like Sheriff has already added to the Sparks history! Yay!
Sept 21, 2021 13:46:01 GMT
Kapitan: Shamed, I began a new Prince thread post. But work rudely interrupted by wanting me to, you know, work. So it'll have to wait.
Sept 21, 2021 19:31:50 GMT
jk: Ooohh, we need a new "year" -- preferably from someone who hasn't chosen one yet...
Sept 22, 2021 9:59:24 GMT
Kapitan: Yes, let's keep it going. If you're not sure which years we've covered, check the first post of the thread: I've edited it to list each year we've touched upon.
Sept 22, 2021 13:10:08 GMT
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT
Kapitan: So far we've had me, jk, kds, and carllove choosing years. Would love to expand that circle.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Kapitan: Which, I guess with four of us so far, is more a square.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:38 GMT
jk: Ha, yes. Sheriff? B.E.? sockit? The Kid?... We'll see.
Sept 22, 2021 17:16:41 GMT