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RUBBER SOUL

The Beatles

 

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3.94 | 724 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars Using previous album "Help" sound mastery, the band added some more depth and a bit complex arrangements in their music. The success of making such an excellent sound in "Help" album made them very confident to secure the sound technology and improved their musical ideas. The opening track "Drive My Car" (2:30) depicts clearly how the upbeat tempo pop music combined with catchy chorus and choirs has made it a great track. The main structure is basically a pop music but it has been enriched with tasteful vocal harmonies, catchy guitar solo and melody. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (2:05) demonstrates the depth and complexity of the song followed with pop rock outfit "You Won't See Me" (3:22).

"Nowhere Man" (2:44) is also a good example of a bit complex arrangements with excellent vocal harmonies. The guitar melody demonstrates an uplifting mood that makes the song is rich in arrangements. It's simple but it works well. The album also features "Michelle" which has become a well-known ballad. Another great ballad is "Girl" which has good melody and simple arrangements. That's another strong point of The Beatles whereby they can make a good song with only acoustic setting like "Girl". Not only that, they can further build their music with strong foundation of their core competence in creating excellent notes that form catchy melody line.

Overall, this is an excellent offering from The Beatles.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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