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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

The Beatles

 

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4.34 | 1050 ratings

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Endless Wire
5 stars Quite frankly, how people can say that this album is not progressive rock is beyond me. Sure it doesn't have long keyboard solos or epic suites or whatever you prefer, but that doesn't mean it's not progressive.

More importantly, it also doesn't mean it's not good.

This is without a doubt one of the best and most important releases in the last fifty years. Starting with the catchy title track all the way to the moving A Day In The Life, every song is a gem. The Beatles were doing things in the sixties that were unheard of. They experiemented with backwards noises, changing meters within a song, and pioneered new recording techniques. Even from a production standpoint it is flawless.

The whole album flows so well; it's one of those albums that you can settle in and listen to all the way through over and over again. It was among rock's first concept pieces, and although not nearly as complex a concept as some that would follow, it makes for a unique listening experience. Most notable in my opinion on the album is A Day In The Life. It must be heard to be believed. All in all this is one unbelievable album. Any fan of good, creative songs should give it a try.

Endless Wire | 5/5 |

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