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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

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4.37 | 628 ratings

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Leonardo
5 stars Although "Sergeant Pepper" often wins polls as the "best album ever", in reality the quality of songs is even better on their earlier album "Revolver", in which the prog related element of this album is illustrated no better than the wildly experimental and hugely influencial "Tomorrow Never Knows".

"Revolver" shows John and Paul at their song writing peak, with Paul writing more first rate tracks in this album than he ever did in previous or future albums. John had achieved this feat himself on the previous album "Rubber Soul" and was becoming more experimental in "Revolver". Ironically there are so many good songs on this album that many of Paul's best tracks (and indeed Johns) do not appear on the Red compilation album (62-66). Even George was on top form with 3 self penned tracks including the satirical "Taxman".

Paul experiments on this album to fine effect with soul based sounds ("Got to get you into my life") as well as string quartets (The haunting "Elanor Rigby"), whilst John produces complex electric guitar harmonies on "she said she said" and in "And your bird can sing" whilst creating the beautifully lazy "I'm only dreaming".

I'm not being original here in saying that this is the best album ever, but you can't really argue with such quality. If any album deserved five stars, it's this one.

Leonardo | 5/5 |

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