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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.34 | 1044 ratings

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jampa17
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4 stars There was a before and an after. This album is right in the middle.

Since I'm a fan of Elvis Presley and rock and roll movement from the 50's and early 60's, it's interesting to finally discover the place and the moment were everything changed in the history of Rock. Well, this album is maybe not as crazy and flawless as some can say, but it's indeed a great piece of music that influenced so many musicians and composers to create the progressive rock that we all love.

I think that the album has enough to be consider the first prog rock album in history and all proggers should try it at least twice in their life. I know many will not like it, but it brings the idea, the initial tries of experimentations and fusion of different styles and sounds in the same album.

It's not flawless, maybe it's not a masterpiece but it's a great album where everything changed.

Of course, is not even near to what King Crimson did a few months later in their debut album, but it's a great first step. I think it deserve the special place in the history of music and it's a solid 4 stars album. You can see it's possible to make a Pop band make prog. And even better, you can make millions of persons to like prog even if the don't know it.

Try it. If you are not fan of The Beatles, you can still enjoy this strange little ride. Great album.

jampa17 | 4/5 |

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