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RUBBER SOUL

The Beatles

 

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3.87 | 450 ratings

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Mr. Mustard
3 stars I've always viewed Rubber Soul as a strong transition album to their more, artsy, phychadelci period. This album is no longer completely dominated by love related lyrical content as it has been on every album since. Musically, it's still simple two minute pop-rock, but at least the sound is improving.

We can see evidence of them progressing in songs like 'Norweigen Wood, 'In My Life,' and the French-sung 'Michelle,' which all sound nothing like anything off their first few albums. New instruments are being used, such as the Sitar, in addition to a new style which is a hint that the Beatles will begin to experiment.

Overall, this is a massive improvement both compositionally and in the production. While this album still isn't very complex musically, it helped shaped what rock would become.

5/10

Mr. Mustard | 3/5 |

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