What an exceptional set of songs - and I know I literally curated this whole set, so I’m trying to avoid obvious superlatives like “exceptional” - but even so: Pet Sounds. Forever Changes. Tapestry. Morricone’s best score, and the best Bond theme. Two eternal classics from the Righteous Brothers. The features that connect them all: beautifully elaborate arrangements and a streak of exquisite, savory melancholy. The strings alone! There’s nothing like 60s strings.