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ABBEY ROAD

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.49 | 697 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
5 stars The Beatles was for me, like for many others an eye opener to all other music. It was their easy, lovely melodies and their new inventions that was what I liked. With a delicious blend of styles and influences they made unforgettable music.

Abbey Road has all those ingredients. It has contrubutions from all members. Ringo's Octopus's garden is a fine and melancolic song with happy thoughts. George's contributions is perhaps the sweetest and most beautiful on the album, the greatest hits. Beside of this the album has heavier parts lik rough Come together, strong Oh! Darling and the psychedelic yelling of I want you.

The biggest experience of this record is the long Abbey Road medley. Lately I listened for the first time without breaks between the diffrerent parts, it was totaly awsome. All these short songs with different lyrics and atmosphere is so progressive together. They should have made one song of it insteed to make it even more proggy.

My favourite piece is Golden slumbers, a powerfull anthem of lyrical brilliance. Her Majesty is in my opinion the less interesting track. I can't give Abbey Road less than five stars, honestly all albums from Revolver to Let it be is worth the same (by not Yellow Submarine).

The music's complecity is what makes progressive rock so interesting - but it can also be too much of it. Beatles was not a progressive rock band, their songs was too short and radiodesigned but still their music was progressive. No song sounds like another and their playing learned me much about music.

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |

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