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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

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4.37 | 637 ratings

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Scapler
5 stars Wow. One of the three best The Beatles albums ever made. Along with Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper's, it is an album every progressive rock lover, and really any rock lover, should own. This album shows off The Beatles impressively, and shows some of their deeper side, while also including the light-hearted, fun side of Beatles music.

Some notable songs on it are:

"Taxman", a good look at what exactly the government tries to get away with when they instill taxes. Besides that it is an instantly recognizable, accessible song slightly different from most Beatles songs, and a good start to an album that significantly changes after it uses this song as the intro.

"Eleanor Rigby" is one of The Beatles greatest achievements. In the background, there is no traditional rock instruments. Instead, the song features a string orchestra as its only background! The orchestra makes good listening, especially to a string orchestra player like myself. The depressing lyrics are balanced with extreme catchiness that will have this song memorized on the first two listens. A gem!

"Yellow Submarine", what can I say? You have all heard it, and most love it. It is one of the first songs to use voice and other non-musical sound in it. It is not the best on the album, but still wonderful-and historic!

"Good Day Sunshine" is just a good old fashion hippy song, nothing more to say about it, just hippyrific!

"For No One" is another depressing song, but done very well, with an incredibly unexpected horn part in the middle. Not the best horn playing, but good enough, and it makes you sit back and ask yourself "where did that come from"? An excellent addition.

The last song, "Tomorrow Never Knows" ends the album well. It is highly unconventional, much like Yellow Submarine, it adds completely unexpected non-musical tracks. The mellotron rounds it off as a high point to end the album with.

These were not all the songs on the album, there are many more excellent ones. In closing, this album is an absolute masterpiece, if you don't have it, go get it now! Well, what are you sitting there for? I said NOW!

Scapler | 5/5 |

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