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REVOLVER

The Beatles

 

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4.37 | 621 ratings

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Chicapah
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5 stars With the release of this recording a new plateau had been reached in modern music. The overwhelming success of "Rubber Soul" gave them carte blanche to go all out on this album with their imaginations unhindered. The result is a timeless masterpiece of creativity that every fan of music should have in their collection. The Beatles made no pretensions of producing a pop single, choosing to allow their admirers to follow them farther into new territory. Those of us who were still digesting their previous work were startled when this one hit the airwaves because, once again, we realized that they had run far, far ahead of us all and were waiting for us to catch up. We heard string quartets, Indian instrumentation, backwards guitar leads and insanely mixed tape loops. We got beautiful brass sections and lyrics that ran the gamut from existential themes to pill-dispensing doctors. We could see that little George was coming into his own with brave tunes like "I want to tell you" and "Taxman." We also got a beautiful love song and a whimsical trip under the waves. It was like being in a room with 14 doors, each one a different color and shape. And all of this accomplished on four studio tracks. Unbelievable. This is the first album by the foursome that I would definitely consider progressive rock and, as such, more than justifies the band being included on this site.
Chicapah | 5/5 |

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