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LET IT BE

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.22 | 375 ratings

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Eclipse
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1 stars One of the most boring records i've ever listened to. I can't find any progressive elements here, or any sign of "good music" or "creativity". We instead have simple, bad and bland songs. "Get Back" has an awful vocal performance and a poor melody. The same criticism goes for "Dig a Pony", with its resemblance to their song "With a little help from my friends". On "For you blue" we have this annoying bouncy melody and some more irritating vocals, and the melody is so empty that i just can't find any kind of enjoyment here. So these are the GREAT Beatles? "The long and winding road" is a tear-jerker a la ELVIS PRESLEY with some more bland music to fill its fortunately short lenght. "Two of us" is another boring song with its folk style. I love folk music, but when it's done in a good way! The only "different" thing here is the whistling near the end. AMAZING how the songs start and end in the same frigging way, not progressing at all! I knew i'd dislike "I've got a feeling" from its title alone. And the listening confirmed my before-conclusion about it. It's embarassing to hear the "oohh ehhh aah i've got a feeling-eh!", so annoying and unispired it makes me embarassed listening to it! I like the background instrumental work though, as the BEATLES are actually playing in a decent and catchy way for once. From now on things raise from awful to average. "One after 909" is just your typical happy 60's song, and it is a quite cheerful one. Not at the same level of stuff like "She loves me" or "I want to hold your hand", though. I appreciate the piano work here too. "Don't let me down" is correct too, but it progresses so few in its three minutes and it's so uncreatively repetitive that it overstays its welcome despite its short lenght. It is still a fine short number. "I me mine" is a bit annoying too, because of the vocals and the empty instrumental approach. From 01:36 things get better though, but only until 01:50 when the awful "i me mine, i me mine, i me mine" whining comes again to try exploding your brain. "Across the universe" is so overrated, but SO overrated that it makes me cry - and definetely not because of its suspicious "beauty". It's basically your typical bland 60's acoustic number staying in its static place during its fortunately short lenght. To complete the cryme, it ends with a fade-out. The title track starts with a typical unispired piano but soon leads itself to actually some interesting melodies. It's only here that i see some shadow of brilliance in this band, since they are actually caring for the music. But it is still a ballad no better than what the prog giants would do, so this is still tame compared to stuff made by PF, KC, etc.

Overall, this is a mediocre album showing the band at a low point. I don't care for the BEATLES either, and IMHO their other albums are just as tame and boring like this one.

Eclipse | 1/5 |

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