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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

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Mattiias
5 stars Rating: 10/10

The Beatles take the logical step forward from "Rubber soul".

"Revolver" isn't just an album with 85% perfect songs, it's also a revolutionary record.

It's definitively worthy to check the complete list:

"Taxman": Harrison almost at his best, a psychedelic semi-funk wonder.Mc Cartney's bass is essential.

"Eleanor Rigby" the greatest composition using classical music instrumentation -horns and strings- in history of popular music without using even one rock-pop conventional instrument.Enough said.

"I'm only sleeping": Lennon at one of his peaks in psychedelic songwriting.Remarkable stunning Paul's bass performance; interacting bass lines with almost bass riffs.Awesome.

"Love you to": the first Indian experiment by Harrison.Not at the same level as the previous tracks but at least interesting.

"Here, there and everywhere": Mc Cartney keeps setting himself as one of the greatest ballads makers of his time.Deep, cheering, sweet, heavenly, emotive.

"Yellow submarine": definitively the weakest track of the record but, maybe because of the awful but hippie Ringo's vocal interpretation and the silly but happy chorus, one of those who awoke strong sympathy in people.

"She said, she said": Lennon slows down a little bit his glorious experimental vision concerning "I'm only sleeping", but this one also sounds new and progressive.

"Good day sunshine": even the catchiest Mc Cartney's pop tunes here are full of inspiration and "shine".Not a masterpiece but adorable and fully enjoyable.

"And your bird can sing": either Lennon does psychedelic and progressive, or rock,it always sounds like something advanced for his time.This song is the rockiest and guitars sound so yelling and loud that blow you away.

"For no one": another incredible classical Mc Cartney composition.Only matchable with "Eleanor Rigby" (if not better).Enough said 2.

"Doctor Robert": Lennon and a kind of failed attempt in writing a catchy pop song.But indeed has some psychedelic side too.

"I want to tell you": O.K. this is one of the reasons why "Revolver" was a unique record.Not because this is a total masterpiece, but because even when Harrison tries to be psychedelic, he does it right.Very good track.

"Got to get you into my life": Paul finishes his outstanding performance on this album with a killer one.A perfect pop melody with trumpets, full of energy vocal performance.And, of course, another great bass playing.

"Tomorrow never knows": could Lennon go any further in musical research and experimentation? Yes. Although this one doesn't have the great melody and rhythm of "I'm only sleeping" or "And your bird can sing", it is the most advanced, psychedelic and experimental track on the album.The reason why it makes you wanna pump all the volume on your stereo and "end the trip" with him.

"Revolver" represent the biggest step in conformation of actual popular music without giving away sophistication -musically and lyrically- or artistic aspirations in any way.

Mattiias | 5/5 |

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