Brian Wilson thinks Paul McCartney is the best musician around today and branded the musician as the most ''gifted'' singer he's ever listened to. The Beach Boys singer branded the former Beatles musician as the most ''gifted'' singer he's ever listened to and praised the 'Let it Be' singer for his innovative sounds.
When asked by TheAquarian.com whom he rates today, he replied: ''Gee, that's a hard question to answer. I think Paul McCartney, you know? ''Because he's probably the most gifted musician I've ever known and he brings new and beautiful things to people.'' Brian admitted he initially felt self-conscious about being deaf in his right ear, but claims the disability motivated him to write The Beach Boys 1966 album, 'Pet Sounds', recognised as one of the most influential records in the history of popular music. The 71-year-old musician mused: ''Well, I mean, I felt a little bit inadequate about my right ear so I think I overcompensated when I wrote Pet Sounds. I overcompensated for my ear.''