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THE BEATLES [AKA: THE WHITE ALBUM]

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

4.17 | 732 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars My first successful acid-trip took place with this album as backdrop. If I can sound objective the other choice was "The Wall" which was unbearable; in such conditions. Later on I returned to this work which turned out to be; what "The Pepper" album was for others; the wildest experimental recorded effort in their discography. So this proto-prog album; has the whole RIO oriented conceptual informality. (No "Residents" mere coincidences) combined with skill-full; daring good; both in lyrics and music; compositions. Problem for me; I never liked most of Paulsīs songs. When he rocks he is the best "Helter Skelter" and the likes; but when not; he really can pull up some...to put it lightly; S..t!.. I mean the kind of "Obla Di Da" songs over I can bet any Harrison Beatle worst song; would have been better. Same goes for me with "Abbey Road" everytime I see my rating and think of "Maxwell! or "Polythene Pam" or "Golden Slumbers" I want to downgrade it a star. In a way I have learned to live with that fact. Also half the act is on permanent strike... By the way "Revolution #9" is not as repulsive as die-hard Beatles fans proclaim it to be. Better off; if you are on acid in a star filled mexican landscape. 4 Stars; for stretching their own self-impossed musical boundaries and turning out songs like "Dear Prudence", "Glass Onion", "Helter Skelter" and "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" among others. They never did nothing like this again. And will never do.
admireArt | 4/5 |

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