The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan both celebrated milestone albums on May 16th.The Beach Boys released ‘Pet Sounds’ and Dylan released ‘Blonde on Blonde’ 55 years ago this week.
Blonde on Blonde was Dylan's seventh album and his first two-LP set. It contained Dylan classics like “I Want You,” Stuck Inside of a Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, “Just Like A Woman,” and the Dylan standard “Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35.”
Dylan celebrated the anniversary with a pair of Instagram posts, saying the album was "last of the 'electric trilogy'" following Bringing it All BackHome and Highway 61 Revisited.
The Beach Boys broke away from their standard “girls, cars and surf” formula on ‘Pet Sounds,’ and met with critical praise.The album didn’t do as well as they would’ve like on the chart but has since been acknowledged as their landmark collection.
It featured Beach Boys classics like “Sloop John B,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “God Only Knows.”
Brian Wilson talked about his thoughts on creating the album: "Pet Sounds was right in its time. It was a departure from where we were at. I knew it was going to be a great album and I knew it was going to be a milestone in music, an achievement in popular music."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]