Review Summary: The Beatles end on a bad note but at least they know when to let it be
After the genius reveal of Abbey Road, the Beatles had nowhere else to go but down. And so down did they go. It is quite a shame to see the Beatles end their careers as the Beatles (even though all of them would go to have successful careers in the music business without each other, whether it be in bands or in solo acts by themselves) but this is probably the worst Beatles record out of all of them. Even though it's not a great album but it does still have a few songs that are worth listening to.
The first great song is Across the Universe, and what a great song it is. This is the song that the Beatles movie was named after in the late 2000s, and it's a great song. It has a very pleasant minory melody along with some sweet French lyrics in the chorus. The production on this album is all over the place and a lot of the album leans towards sounding like more along the lines of classic rock than Beatlesy classic pop, but this song is pitched perfect. The next great song is the title track, Let It Be. Everyone has heard this one but in case you haven't it's a genius piano ballad with some truly uplifting vocals and lyrical themes.
And the last and final track worth mentioning is The Long and Winding Road. In several interviews, Paul has mentioned that he doesn't like the production on this album created by murderer Phil Spectre but I think it fits well for this song. Then again so does the stripped down version, so its really just a great song either way you cut it up really. Sadly those are the only three good songs on the record and most of the album consists of crap like Get Back and One After 909 which are just generic and boring rock songs. The good side of this is that we will always have the rest of the disography to remember the Beatles by, and remember them I will.