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THE BEATLES

The Beatles

 

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4.16 | 546 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A double studio album from The Beatles. Wow, this must be good.

If I am not too mistaken, this is one of the first ever double studio albums in the history of popular music. Due to obvious reasons, a double studio album is a huge undertaking and slightly insane. Very rarely is a band/artist able to produce enough good songs for this undertaking. Even for Lennon/McCartney + the normally excellent songwriter George Harrison. The White Album was written and released on the back of the excellent Revolver and Sgt Peppers albums. Those efforts had a solid direction and focus. The White Album does not have any concept or direction. It goes of wandering in all directions. That's maybe due to the lack of personal chemistry between the band members. The Beatles were on the slippery slope to break up at this time.

There are some great tracks here like Dear Prudence, Back In The USSR, Blackbird, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Helter Skelter and Revolution. There are also some pretty dire songs here too. The difference between the great and the dire songs makes this album like a journey through the Alps.

Frankly, this album does not cut the mustard for me. But this is still a good album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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