Sound — 10
What can be said about the most influential rock record in the history of ever? The sound on this album is very experimental, and very positive and fun sounding all the way through. Brass bands, orchestras, mellotrons and the like are all employed to give this album it's musical feel. It also contains the greatest orchestral buildup ever.
Lyrics — 10
The Beatles' melodies are always great, and they all shine on this record. The lyrics range from fun 'Getting Better' to introspective 'Within You Without You' to just plain genius 'A Day In The Life'. John Lennon and Paul McCartney's vocal skills are excellent throughout, and Ringo proves he can sing on 'With A Little Help From My Friends.'
Overall Impression — 10
It is the most influential record ever, the album that most people think of when they think of the Summer of Love, and one of the many jewels in the Beatles' crown (along with The White Album, Revolver, and Abbey Road). It contains their greatest ever song 'A Day In The Life', their best album opener 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', and their best indian song 'Within You Without You'. The only track I could possibly put to fault is 'She's Leaving Home' but, all of the tracks here are of an awesome standard. This record still floors me today. Imagine what it was like in '67.