Review Summary: This album shows the Beatles' Revolving to a new sound for the better!
1 of 6 thought this review was well written
After the bomb known as Rubber Soul, the group had to step up their game. So Ringo, Paul, George, and Ringo had to make a change involving the overall sound of there music, employing a more psychodelic and experimental sound that would later influence all of their albums to come, and had previously only been heard a little bit on Rubber Soul. This is the best direction the band could have took because it's probably the most mature album the band has to date, up to this point.
But you wouldn't know that based of the first song simply entitled Taxman. It's probably one of the worst songs on the album, and its a jarringly realistic tale about the dangers of powers in politics. I don't really like this weird political tone of the song and it makes it feel really odd but it does give the impression that the Beatles are at least trying to write about things that aren't girls and love. Where things really pick up are at the masterpiece of the album called Elenore Rigby. It is definitely one of the best Beatles songs of all time even though it doesn't even feature Ringo or George, instead replacing their parts with violins. It works though because of its depressing nature and great lyrics and melody, along with its stunning simplicity which just makes it way better.
I'm Only Sleeping is one of the other best songs on the album mostly because of its great melody, but then comes a big missed step: Love you To, which is one of the band's many sitar Indian influenced songs which I just don't care for. The sitar is a cool sounding instrument but not fit for entire songs and it never works with any of the completely sitar songs. There is some other great things though like the drug induced Yellow Submarine (which got its own great cartoon) For No One, and Got to Get You Into My Life (which is supposably also about drugs as well). Overall its not one of the best albums by the Beatles but it's certainly up there. This is their rise to power.
I love "Taxman" - such a powerful, guitar-driven song - and "Love You To" is great. I like their sitar-songs.
Your review wasn't really good either, sorry to say so, but it's very short and only describes a few songs very shortly, not really mentioning an overall feel of the album, other than just saying that it's a more mature album and so.
Your description of the album doesn't sound like a 5.
"the most mature album the band has to date, up to this point."
"But you wouldn't"
Should a paragraph be started with the word but?
"it never works with any of the completely sitar songs."
Lovely wording here.
"There is some other great things though like the drug induced Yellow Submarine"
You are stating assumption as a fact. It is supposed to be a kids song and have nothing to do with drugs although one could guess all they like. You later state it as a possibility but this sentence needs to be edited.