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The Beatles



4.49 | 1191 ratings

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5 stars I'm surprised to see 2 and also 3 stars reviews of what I consider an absolute masterpiece. This is one of the first albums on which each songs fades into the following like in many acclaimed progressive albums to come in the following years (The Wall and Misplaced Childhood just to mention some...) and this is the same year of the King Crimson's debut that many people consider as the first progressive album of the history.

Abbey Road is pop, some of the songs are famous hits, but this adds value to an album that can be enjoyed like a suite and has many elements that can easily be called "progressive".

"Come Together" is a great opener and one of the most famous Beatles' songs. Some pop mellow songs are interludes to pop-rock moments. Many of the songs of this album have had excellent covers during the years, since Joe Cocker's version of She's coming through the bathroom window" to the medley played by Transatlantic on Live In Europe.

Songs like Polythene Pam, Here Comes The Sun, and of course Octopus's Garden (look at my nickname) are evergereen classics.

This is the 199th review of this album so there's no much that I can say that hasn't already been said. For me it's one of the most important albums ever and is the only one Beatles album that I sometimes enjoy still today.

I can't find the 6-stars checkbox, so it's only 5.

octopus-4 | 5/5 |


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