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The Beatles



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4 stars Classic early Beatles.

Often overlooked due to the novelty and celebrity attached to the movie of the same name, this album is one of the more musical and lyrical of the early Beatles albums. Of course, the original (UK) album contains "Yesterday", one of the most covered songs in history, for a good reason. But it also contains wonderful musical songs like Harrison's "I Need You", John's "Its Only Love" and Paul's "I've Just Seen a Face". And of course, the title track is not only a great song, but made it acceptable in commercial music to admit depression and cry for help, continuing on from John's "I'm A Loser" on 'Beatles for Sale". If only Paul's rocker "I'm Down" (originally the b-side of the Help single) were included on the CD release of this album. Get this UK version, not the US version, as half of that album contains mundane film score music from the movie, and only half of these songs. I given this album 8.5 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 4 PA stars (although I admit it is not 'progressive rock', so only if you like the early Beatles!).

Walkscore | 4/5 |


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