The Beatles
Hey Jude


4.0
excellent

Review

by apokolypz USER (25 Reviews)
February 13th, 2014 | 33 replies


Release Date: 1970 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Some of The Beatles' best songs never made it to their full length LP's.

As if you think The Beatles couldn't get any better, they politely slap your face and tell you otherwise by handing you their last EP to be recorded by them (spiritually of course). "B-sides eh" They're probably just mere crumbs fallen off a preceding delicious dinner."

While the first three tracks on this compilation are perhaps thorns on a rose, everything following offers great and simple musicianship that you know The Beatles well for. You'd think that maybe these opening tracks, being fast and poppy on impulse would be a nice and invigorating start, but that's not the case. They come off more as off-putting (and even a little annoying depending on your preference of style of The Beatles,) compared to how The Beatles were able to improve their song-writing abilities in only a few years. They aren't bad by any means, but mixing them with the band's future style of ambiguity and enjoyment is like placing a trophy on a shelf next to some 3rd place ribbons. You make room for the trophy, correct"

I mean, as soon as "Rain" starts playing its delicate sun-drenched chords that start twirling around Lennon's stretching voice, you sit back , your eyes get heavy, and you pop a soda open. Maybe it's "Revolution" and its bumping lo-fi guitar that carries the urgent lyrics of political refuge that makes you flip the chair and pitches the attitude you desire. The funky bass of "The ballad of John and Yoko" make the catchy folk song all the more impressive. All three are key songs to this album among the other three pretty good singles, but these tunes bow down to the title track of this EP, which is widely considered as one of The Beatles' greatest classics. It stars out with an almost melancholy-like beginning, but like the songs says, "take a sad song and make it better", that's exactly what it does. The mind-numbing coda at the end of the song is to die for.

A lot of these songs are timeless indeed, including the first three, it's just that they seem to run like kittens in a group full of
lions, yet every Beatles song has its delicious charm in one way or another. "Remember to let them into your heart."



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apokolypz
February 12th 2014


491 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Been a while since I did a review, and you know the whole 50 years since Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, so I did a Beatles review. Also I decided to try and change up my writing, so not sure if it worked as well as i thought it did, but lets see.

Veldin
February 12th 2014


3839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Rain, man, Rain.

MrSirLordGentleman
February 12th 2014


12402 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow, this didn't had a review yet? anyway: NAAAAA NAAA NAAA NANANA NANANA

tommygun
February 12th 2014


26852 Comments


t/t is utter fucking shite

dannyboy89
February 12th 2014


13408 Comments


Very original review, pos'd. Not really a Beatles fanboy but I respect
their legacy.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


11607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Excellent album, good choice for review. The Beatles could do no wrong at that point of their careers.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


41594 Comments


"t/t is utter fucking shite"
boy, he's trying hard!

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tommygun
February 13th 2014


26852 Comments


fist yourself

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


41594 Comments


Doing so

WhiteNoise
February 13th 2014


3635 Comments


""t/t is utter fucking shite"

Tommy man, You've just got to be kidding right?

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tommygun
February 13th 2014


26852 Comments


nah

avonbarksdale221
February 13th 2014


8298 Comments


JUDE, JUDE, JUDEY JUDEY JUDEY OH WOAH

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


41594 Comments


I thought tom was kidding too then I realised he just sucked
Nah joks ily tom♥♥♥

tommygun
February 13th 2014


26852 Comments


hmm

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


41594 Comments


sup?

tommygun
February 13th 2014


26852 Comments


nm u

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2014


41594 Comments


same
good convo

apokolypz
February 13th 2014


491 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the positive feedback.

menawati
February 13th 2014


16587 Comments


when i go to hell they will play nah nah nah nanana naaaah to me for eternity as my punishment

manosg
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2014


11607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hahaha nice one mena. Not a fan of the song?



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