I discovered Pet Sounds at the ripe old age of twenty when I went to the local used CD store with the intention of buying a “classic” album by a “classic” band that I had not yet gotten into. Two CDs I found fit that description: Pet Sounds and Led Zeppelin I (don’t ask me how I managed to avoid Led Zeppelin through my teenage years, but I did.) Unfortunately, even after pawning my Mercyful Fate CDs, I could afford only one of the two. After much musing, I decided on Pet Sounds, primarily because the cover was so weird. It’s impossible to exaggerate the effect this decision has had on my life. Thank you Brian Wilson.