Revolver review by The Beatles

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  • Released: Aug 5, 1966
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.5 (89 votes)
The Beatles: Revolver

Sound — 10
To all of you little nu-punks or what ever the hell you call yourselfs: this is the greatest album ever made. To listen to it is to have your body fulfilled in every single way imaginable. It is sounds answer to an orgasm. Before this album, The Beatles were nice lads who wrote great pop tunes, after this album, music forever was changed. The Beatles were responsible for a new generation of music, everything before it was tuning up. Who would have thought that a pop band would have a mixture of rock, pop, classical, indian, psychadelic, children's playground song and have pretty much all of them about drugs! It was unheard of and truely god-like. Not that I'm overpraising them or anything.

Lyrics — 10
'Wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door' pretty much sums it up. Lyrics about drug-dealers to lyrics about yellow submarines to lyrics about the taxman is but an inkling of the mystical and delightful variety. Most importantly the lyrics compliment the music prefectly. The ballad 'For No One' is simply heart-wrentching and slightly sinister: a prefect blend. (Singing expectedly superb).

Overall Impression — 10
Many feel that Sgt. Pepper's is The Beatles greatest achievement but without Revolver, Sgt. Pepper or any other psychadelic or sophisticated pop? Rock album afterwards wouldn't exist. Every song is prefect and they work together as an album as well. I have already bought 20 copies lest the dreaded would happen that I lost it. Buy it. Broaden your mind.

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