Sound — 10
The sound of this album is just like the rest of The Beatles later stuff, raw, loud, with a great combination of clean tones and distorted guitars. They weren't to experimental on this album as say the white album, probably due to the fact that they all hated each other and wanted to be done with it and get on with their careers after the infamous "Let It Be" sessions with producer Phill Spector. This album is a true credit to The Beatles genius. Theres not much that can compare with it.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics range from the modern genius of McCartney to the silly off the wall lyric of Lennon to the the sweet and beautiful ballads of "something" by Harrison. The lyrics on this album is like butter. Everything thing on this album should be viewed as a jem. Their vocals are amazing, pitches have never been tigher on anyother album. It's a shame that this had to be the last album made by them but it was a hell of a high note.
Overall Impression — 10
The album is one of three all time great Beatles albums ever. The only two other album to compare to it are Sgt. Peppers and the famous White Album. Nothing in recent years has come out anywhere close to the quality of this album. If it got scratched, stolen, shot at, anything that could damage this treasure I would buy it in a heartbeat, regaurdless of price. If you're unfamiliar with the Beatles and want a good album to start on I would highly recommend this album. Even if you have been listen to them for a while but are to lazy to buy it. Do it now or monkeys will eat your souls. Bottom line: here is this is a really good album.