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The Beatles



2.90 | 375 ratings

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3 stars Yeh, yeh, yeh... oh, sorry, this album, the first released in Brazil, with the astonishing name of Beatlemania, included 'She loves you' and 'I want to hold you hands', the Beatles first two huge worldwide hits. Of course that Odeon (EMI representative here) got additional coins issuing the mentioned songs and many more from this album via those small saucers named singles.

With The Beatles is more mature and well-crafted when compared with their debut album but it's still far from the progressive gate (not yet founded) or even the proto-prog status, but otherwise songs are fine, we may feel a certain evolution in their music, in spite the permanent hand-in-hand scheme abiding in the lyrics and the inclusion of a couple of songs from the times they were still poor.

Otherwise and unlike their first album where we can hear all tracks en suite, here I need to do some skippig action cause tracks like 'Little child' and 'Till there was you' are really weak. But here, this weakness is compensated by some strong pieces like 'It won't belong' and 'Don't bother me'. I also like 'Hold me tight' and their cover for the classic 'You've really got a hold on me' - not counting the band's visiting to Berry's 'Roll over Beethoven', one of my favorites early/classic rocks.

The issue of applying a rating here follows the same principle of Please Please Me and in balance, if we consider those weak and strong tracks, the rating stair is the same. Good.

Atkingani | 3/5 |


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