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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.37 | 628 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars The real (forgotten) gem.

Many states Pepper as the first real progressive effort of the Beatles; I strongly disagree. Revolver has such a high level of ingenuity and freshness, this was a record way, way ahead of it's time, done with a ridiculous amount of technology.

Many times the Beatles shines with great advancing thinking, linking symphonic majestic with popish choruses with classics like Eleanor Rigby or For No One. But again, the magic operates miracles of mind opening with Love You To (precursor of Pepper's Within You Without You, on top with rather explicit lyrics...oh you naughty boys!), Yellow Submarine.

But the special mention of this album is because (and mostly) the best song ever created by the Fab Four is in Revolver: Tomorrow Never Knows. The title's been founded by Ringo, and the lyrics by Lennon, referring to Tibet's Book of the Dead. Oh wow! This is a step in the future, with multiple drumming repetitions (excellent job Ringo), pre-vocoder voices and hypnotic riffs and seagulls cries. Oh man, just writing about it is giving me the need to listen again!

Not the record for teen bops with lollipops chanting "I want you Paul!". The 'girls girls girls" period was almost buried alive with this fantastic record. Time to think in 3D now.

The craziest ride before the Pepper era.

Menswear | 5/5 |

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