Brian Wilson says ‘Pet Sounds’ isn’t as good as The Beatles’ ‘Rubber Soul’

Wilson says his band's classic LP is 'good, but not the best'

Brian Wilson has said that he believes that The Beach Boys‘ classic 1966 album ‘Pet Sounds’ is not as good as The Beatles‘ 1965 effort ‘Rubber Soul’.

Speaking in The Sun, Wilson said he also thinks the best album he has composed is ‘Smile’, which was eventually released in 2004 despite Wilson beginning to compose it all the way back in 1966.

He said of ‘Pet Sounds’: “It’s a good album, but not the best. I think The Beatles‘Rubber Soul’ is still the best album of all time. As for my own music, ‘Smile’ is my most ambitious album in terms of sequences and seques. I’m also incredibly proud of [solo album] ‘That Lucky Old Sun’.

Wilson has recently said that he is looking to retire from touring in 2012, as he feels is getting too old for it. He is currently touring in support for his new album ‘Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin’ and will play a series of UK dates in September.