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THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.15 | 547 ratings

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Mattiias
5 stars Rating: 10/10

No questions about it: "The white album" is -after "The wall"- the best double album of all time.

There are several reason to set straightly such affirmation, but perhaps the main is one we all seemed to forget as well as rock created itself -from inside its own nucleus to outside from the critics, "specialized press" and also purist consumers- a never requested or required "status": PLEASURE.

That is exactly what this prolific, diverse work brings us the most.

And God!, pleasure is a very serious and also necessary thing: we mustn't dismiss its importance.

30 songs distributed in 2 albums of pure and original enjoyment all the way through, disrespecting all kinds of styles, genres and structural bases.

But we're talking about monster songwriters -also Harrison stands out on this one-, and of course nothing is left at random.

And here comes the 2nd key of the album: quality.

You have variety and everything else already described on this review, but undoubtedly they've used not only their skills and innate instinct for songwriting; they also have polished their songs in an extreme way, therefor sounding brilliantly constructed in all terms.

The 3rd key relates to the 1st one and the shameless assorted songs: there is no concept on this album.

And that's great because definitively breaks the great and tight structure rock had built upon itself at that time.

And finally there is one last key (the 4th) that exceeds music: the cover.

A minimalistic inventive artwork that features a blank cover with the name of the band in black sober letters.

Mattiias | 5/5 |

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