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ABBEY ROAD

The Beatles

 

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4.47 | 980 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars The artwork of this album has been so legendary that some people always refer to it whenever the cross the road. In fact in some of the social activities with my friends - especially those who knew this album we always mention "Let's do Abbey Road!" referring to crossing the road when went out together for lunch, for example. This cover has also inspired the artwork of modern band Red Hot Chili Pepper. Actually, the artwork is so mundane and nothing so special. It's probably the music that made the artwork very popular. This album contains all excellent tracks and nothing is "just good" as far as music composition. All of the songs are truly excellent. The opening track "Come Together" (4:20) is an excellent rocker with great ambient and groove. It has a powerful nuance resulting from a combination of bass guitar work and guitar plus drums. It flows beautifully with "Something" (3:02) which has some blues flavor in the music. This song is so legendary and it was one of my favorites during my childhood.

The next track "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (3:27) is a pop rock outfit that suits beautifully after "Something" and it connects naturally to another bluesy pop "Oh Darling" (3:26). "Octopus's Garden" (2:51) opens a great welcome of a song with great riffs "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (7:47) which has very strong orientation towards rock music. "Here Comes The Sun" (3:05) gives a musical break. All the remaining songs are excellent, including: "Because" (2:45) - which has good vocal harmonies, "You Never Give Me Your Money" (4:02), "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (1:57), "Golden Slumbers" (1:31) - "Carry That Weight" (1:36).

It's odd if we love classic rock music but do not have a copy of this legendary and truly excellent album. All songs are masterpiece and memorable.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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