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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.32 | 712 ratings

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EMLonergan
5 stars Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band represents a sudden jump into life, a contrast. When in comparison, the music of the previous albums is monochromatic, making use of nothing more than the good old 3 minute love song, while Sgt. Peppers springs without warning into a disconnected reality that nobody had been expecting. This album is a multicolored psychedelic experience that charges through the barriers of traditional musical rules, while the musicians thrive to explore their potential, without allowing themselves to be influenced by the demands of the commercial wheel and popular music guidelines. This attitude is the one thing that managed to revolutionize and expand the concept of rock, and the way musicians composed their music, and allowed the band to created one of the records that are considered the founding fathers of the music that we call progressive. It's all about breaking the rules of typical music, and that is exactly what the Beatles managed to do, mixing their distinctive song writing style with the wild psychedelic creativity that was boiling in the sixties into a break-through masterpiece. This album shouts a clear message to the musical world, demanding it to broaden it's limited parameters, as the songs deviate thematically with the traditional topics that were used in music until then, incorporating a multitude of elements that were unheard of in popular music, generating an explosion into musical liberty and a beginning of an age of free creativity that changed the history of rock music for ever.

EMLonergan | 5/5 |

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