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The Beatles



3.05 | 466 ratings

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4 stars Sure, if time didn't exist, this collection of highly infectious (I consider I Saw Her Standing There to be one of the rock-n-rolliest and the rockiest songs ever) but simplistic rock-n-roll and R&B tunes would not even be here. But you have to consider this album in the context of the history of popular music, which after the initial rock-n-roll explosion was growing stale and was revitalized single- handedly by the Beatles, and the band itself - not only the most influential but arguably the proggiess - in the sense of how they progressed in only three years. In terms of energy this is miles ahead of all the popular music of its time. Even the covers by the band sounded much better than the originals. And don't forget the legendary story of it being recorded in only half a day (Beatles were releasing albums twice a year these days - can anyone now believe it?). This is not a masterpiece of course, but in the context of what I mentioned before, is absolutely essential.
Progrussia | 4/5 |


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