jan 1, 1966 - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
- recognized as the first "concept album" --> all the songs on the record formed a cohesive whole by uniting around a theme
Brian Wilson calls it a "production concept album"
- used the recording studio as an instrument --> used multi-track recording and overdubbing to blend a bunch of sounds --> focused on qualitative, timbral aspects of sound
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Popular Music After 1945