Just to be clear here: I screwed up. Yes, only the second week into this and I already messed everything up. I got overly excited about the idea of reviewing the companion album to Sgt. Pepper, namely, Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. Nothing would be cooler than reviewing them back to back. Well guess what? That’s not the right order. While I’ve been listening to Pet Sounds all this week, I should have been listening to Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin III.
Obviously I can’t switch over to LZIII on Thursday and squeeze an entire week of listening into two days. Also, reviewing them out of order is not an option for me since it goes against what I said I was going to do. So my plan is to spend another week with Pet Sounds after reviewing LZIII next week. I have no qualms with listening to Pet Sounds for two weeks and it’s only going to improve the review as it gives me more time to prepare. And, honestly, I’m not as familiar with the Beach Boys as I probably should be. The history of this band and their music is quite complex. It’ll be nice to have more time to soak that in.