The Beatles
The Beatles


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by crandynewman USER (38 Reviews)
March 25th, 2012 | 20 replies | 2,231 views


Release Date: 1968 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This double album is double the fun

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

After the Magical Mystery Tour took the Beatles' away, they started to realize that they could not make another album that was like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, so they instead set up to make something entirely different. What came from this is The Beatles, a self-titled double album that some people like to substitute by calling it "The White Album" probably because just calling it The Beatles would be confusing if you are talking to someone about their discography as a whole, or if someone were to ask you what your favorite Beatles album was and it happened to be this one. Personally for me its not the best but its pretty close up there.

The most noticeable thing about the White Album is all the different variety it has on it. Clocking in at a giant 30 songs, there is enough on here to please anybody that even sort of likes the Beatles. The biggest problem I have with the album is the second disk. The first disk is almost perfect and if it were just a one disk, it would get an easy 5 star rating because all seventeen songs are enjoyable, even the weird ones like Ob La Di Ob La Da which is a reggae sounding song, and even The Continuing Story of Bungalo Bill, which is a weird childrens song with some Spanish sounding influences put in there for some good measure.

But the second disk is a little bit worse. A lot of the songs just sound a little too bluesy like a lot of the covers that they would put on their earlier songs that use that same blues chord progression that everybody knows (I disaffectionately called it the Bad to the Bone Progression once) and hates. There are several songs on this album that use it and it gets stale fast. There is also a 9 minute song full of noise and voice clips that really gets on my nerves called Revolution 9. It is actually one of my least favorite Beatles songs, but other than those missed steps, this is overall one of the best Beatles albums in the discography.



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crandynewman
March 25th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Part 9

iFghtffyrdmns
March 25th 2012



7047 Comments


stoked for part X

crandynewman
March 25th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well i already did abbey road so yellow sub will be part x

17WordHaiku
March 25th 2012



153 Comments


I remember listening to this for like a month straight at work when that stereo/mono set came out...

Great review and that summary made me lol.

crandynewman
March 25th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks 17!

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2012



4414 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Turn me on dead man... turn me on dead man... turn me on dead man.

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KILL
March 25th 2012



71482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules

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YankeeDudel
March 25th 2012



9311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

BLAAAAACK BIRRRRRRRD FLYYYYYYY

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SCREAMorphine
March 25th 2012



1752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album

crandynewman
March 25th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah it is one of my favorites

coneren
March 25th 2012



11111 Comments


sweet review

someguest
March 25th 2012



20393 Comments


crandynewman

i hope you dance

iambandersnatch
March 25th 2012



1472 Comments


i hope you daaaaaaaaaaaaaaance

LifeAsAChipmunk
March 25th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Crandy. I thought you was dead. Don't you scare me like that. Anyways tl;dr, gonna Pos because its a Crandy review.

Do a nickelback album, Crandy. Fux the system

IMZA1793
March 25th 2012



843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Helter skelter.

Funeralopolis
March 25th 2012



11231 Comments


педик обзор lol шутка, но серьезно поднять не обзор мою страницу порядке

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KeithStone582
March 25th 2012



1480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Where have you been Crandy?

NeutralThunder12
March 25th 2012



8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

come on guiz

AggravatedYeti
March 25th 2012



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

gtfo progmaster

crandynewman
March 25th 2012



799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks guys



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