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ABBEY ROAD

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.49 | 675 ratings

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Thyme Traveler
5 stars The Beatles last album they recorded and their album which was the closest to being prog. A real masterpiece. For one final time, the Beatles went into the studio and recorded one of their finest albums. The second side was especially influential to what prog would become.

The Good: "Here comes the Sun" showed George Harrison was up there with Lennon/McCartney in the songwriting department. The suite on the second side was one of McCartney's best ideas.

The Bad: "I Want You (She's so Heavy)" Iis a song I could never get into.

The Ugly: "Octopus's Garden" shows Ringo just didn't know how to write music to save his life. And his pathetic drum solo on "The End" makes me wonder how bad Pete Best must have been for them to get rid of him for Ringo.

But overall this is a masterpiece of progressive music and set the stage for the great progressive music which would come in the 70's.

Thyme Traveler | 5/5 |

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