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The Beatles



4.47 | 980 ratings

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5 stars If you were to listen to Meet The Beatles, and then listen to this, you wouldn't even know it was the same band. The Beatles started out as a typical 60's rock group, and then made the first prog album ever. It has complexity, unique arrangements, diversity, and longer songs. Sound like prog to you? This abum is a masterpeice like no other. Sure other DT, Yes, and Genesis albums are better, but none hold their place in rock history like Abbey Road. It starts out with a great rocker, Come Together, and just gets better from there. Later in the album comes a very heavy and proggy 8-minute track followed by the lighthearted ballad, Here Comes The Sun. Next comes the Phsycadelic Because, and then the album really begins. A 16-minute epic that defined prog as we know it. It starts out with beautiful piano chords with Paul singing, and then the rest of the band comes in. This idea is later reprised in Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight, with elaborate arrangements. Then comes the grand finale to The Beatles, The End. The band goes back and forth with 2-bar guitar solos, and let me tell you: IT ROCKS!! Then the piano comes in and, using one of the greatest lines in rock music, And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. I love The Beatles, and this album entirely sums up why: A high recommendation those who still think The Beatles are like The Rolling Stones.
J-Man | 5/5 |


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