The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


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by crandynewman USER (38 Reviews)
March 16th, 2012 | 51 replies | 3,140 views


Release Date: 1967 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band can play at my house anytime

4 of 8 thought this review was well written

You guys knew this one was coming. After the steps that Revolver made to change the Beatles's sound to more of a psychodelic style, they then took it one step farther when they released (some say their best) album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This is probably the most well, loved Beatles album of all time except for maybe the perfect Abbey Road. And although most say that it was mainly Paul who kept the band together during this point, which I'm not quite sure about because everybody seems pretty energetic on the record (even Ringo, and he sounds damn bored on his other songs like Act Naturally and Yellow Submarine) so it obviously wasn't just Paul's doing, that's being pretty unfair to the other Beatles. But it is one of the best Beatles albums in terms of how well their in sync.

The first song is a introduction to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band itself, simply titled Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Its done in a weird faked stadium sound, like their a different band playing a live show. I have to admit, begrudgingly, that it's a pretty great concept. But then by the second song its pretty much not brought up again until the very end of the album. This really gives the album a weird flow and although it still works because all the songs are exceptionally great and well done, it still seems off because they introduce a weird concept like that, drop it, then pick it back up during the next to last song, then drop it again for the finale. I honestly don't get the design choices here, and it bugs me a lot. But it's still a great album.

Some other highlights include the second song, With a Little Help from My Friends as you may remember from the theme song of the Wonder Years. The third track Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a great one too with some very fun and almost Willy Wonka sounding lyrics (marmalade skies sounds like something right out of the movie)...Another great song is Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite which is "supposedly" based off a poster for a high flying circus and although it doesn't make much sense, it sure has a great sound. Overall it is probably top 2 on my short list of best Beatles' albums coming in from behind, just behind Abbey Road.



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crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

part 7

Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what a grand ball for the eve

Digging: Bethlehem - Dark Metal

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks funeral! i think

Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you know!

Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

CRANDYNEWMAN IS MY NAME CRANDYNEWMAN IS MY NAME I AM THE BEST.

best song ever i legitly have it bookmarked lol.

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


crandy good review can we be friends

Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i suggest you do it crandy you get various tax benefits

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


and a bj at least 5 times a month

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks funeral, i was making fun of stooma


and sure ren we can be friends

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


dude call me cone what the fuck oh mkan ok ill pos but only because you agreed to freindship. you cant take that back dude

PickleWeasels
March 16th 2012



3 Comments


beatles are faggots and your a faggot.

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


i may have sucked a few cocks

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

we are friends cone

sorry you feel that way pickle

Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pos'd cus of pickle weasel

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


crandy how are you doing in your love life bro?

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

not great

coneren
March 16th 2012



11111 Comments


why not man?

Fluttertrank
March 16th 2012



17098 Comments


Man those summaries never get old crandy.

dimsim3478
March 16th 2012



4882 Comments


Obligatory neg

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Funeralopolis
March 16th 2012



11197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

obligatory mega pos



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