The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour


3.0
good

Review

by crandynewman USER (38 Reviews)
March 17th, 2012 | 26 replies | 2,096 views


Release Date: 1967 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This tour isn't that magical or mysterious.

1 of 3 thought this review was well written

After the super heights that Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band reached in 1967, the Beatles soon rushed another album out the door called Magical Mystery Tour. And its...only ok. It definitely isn't a bad album but it leaves a lot to be for desire and kind of just comes off as a worse version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It seems like the Beatles had the same ideas for this album as that one but couldn't really come up with a better way to express all of those ideas in new ways.

One thing I do like about this album is the movie that went along with it. One standout scene is that of the Beatles working at a spaghetti restaurant and a very large woman eating there. There is also a great scene of annoying people on the "magical mystery" bus that takes the people on the Magical Mystery Tour. Its a very cool movie and really helps enhance the songs with cool music videos spattered throughout the film in true MTV style that would come. Sadly its the only Beatles film I've seen but if its any indication, then they made some cool psychodelic films.

But the album is a different story as it has a good mix of good and bad. It should be noticed that this one like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has its own theme song at the beginning but it is also dropped just like the album before it. It has a couple really popular singles like Hello Goodbye and All You Need Is Love, but it also has its share of crap like Blue Jay Way and Flying. The best songs onthe album are probably the great and down tuned Strawberry Fields Forever and the happy bouncy Penny Lane. Overall its a pretty good album but defintiely not as good as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and sometimes comes off like a rehash of it.



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crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

part 8

fsharptrit0ne
March 16th 2012



4628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you're a legend crand

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks sharp!

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2012



4339 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really. Only a 3? I personally like this better than sgt
peppers. Its in my top 3 with revolver and abbey road.
But we all have our opinions.

SCREAMorphine
March 16th 2012



1704 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah this is better then Sgt Peppers, one of my favourites

AggravatedYeti
March 16th 2012



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

3 to this but 2.5 to Rubber Soul godamnit Crandy.

kkkiiilllliiinnnnggg me.

wabbit
March 16th 2012



6751 Comments


OMG if you read his reviews in the plinkett voice they are incredible.

crandynewman
March 16th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

plinkett is really funny

coneren
March 16th 2012



11110 Comments


another fantastimo review

crandynewman
March 17th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks cone!

fuckthatnoise
March 17th 2012



1479 Comments


one day this man's reviews will be put on display in a museum in stone tablet form

crandynewman
March 17th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that would be funny

MO
March 17th 2012



17372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

rules

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fsharptrit0ne
March 17th 2012



4628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/ baby you're a rich man

MO
March 17th 2012



17372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

all you need is love man..too good

fsharptrit0ne
March 17th 2012



4628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea too amazing bro

owenmac
March 17th 2012



9 Comments


I hope the praise for this review is sarcastic

MarvinLapsus
March 17th 2012



127 Comments


The review is well written, but I think you could expand it a little in order to talk more about the music.

crandynewman
March 17th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks marvin!

chambered69
March 17th 2012



1253 Comments


good review



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