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The Beatles



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3 stars The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965) mono

This is perhaps the last beat-oriented Beatles album. The songs have that classic beat-music sound with it's simple drums and rhythmical patterns. The song-writing is good, if not memorable. Most of the songs are worthwhile and some are actually quite good. Songs like Michelle, If I Needed Someone and Run For Your Life stand out as songs with both good lyrics and inventive use of chords (for the time it was recorded that is). There is no progressive music to be found anywhere on this album.

I myself own a second-hand mono vinyl of the album, and I must say I'm beginning to understand the hype about mono records of the Beatles. The music sounds authentic and present. It convinced me to get some more Beatles oldies on mono vinyl.

Conclusion. I don't have a lot say about this nice pop/beat album. If you like sixties music and light psychedelic rock that sounds very sweet (as in 'candy') this would be an excellent addition to your music collection. I'm not going to say it's the Beatles, so it must be essential. Young people might even be disappointed (as in 'this is it?').

Just a good record that deserves three stars.

friso | 3/5 |


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