So the Pet Sounds box is just a mess?Maybe we should never watch a documentary about the history of the US, for example? Historical details are so messy, let's just appreciate the country we have today without learning how it came to be.
That's what the Pet Sounds Box is -- an audio documentary. Some of the people who like to take things apart to learn how they're put together go on to make their own inventions for people to enjoy. Brian Wilson himself sat in on Phil Spector's sessions to learn his secrets. Dennis Wilson learned how to make Pacific Ocean Blue by watching Brian in the studio. My appreciation of Pet Sounds is improved by getting to hear the vocals and music isolated from each other. Learning is not a soulless exercise that erases enjoyment. How unfair of you to dismiss this box set as a mess.