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Old 03-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It could of ended around 3:41, I'll say that. The end verse is sort of unnecessary but it's okay. Still a kick ass song.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Um...I might have to shoot you.

For one, the album is like an average of 5 minutes longer than all of their previous releases and the later Let It Be.

For two, George's song is one of the most experimental things the Beatles put on record and I can't imagine the album without it. He took the sitar way beyond it's introduction on Rubber Soul. Nowadays with all the world music we've had since George's bold use of the sitar in this song the way he envisioned it the sitar doesn't sound that revolutionary anymore. Back then it was mind-blowing and deserved all it's praise for being on a pop album so front and center. "Within You Without You" with it's heavy instrumental structure wouldn't work confined to your typical 3 minute pop song back then. Bands like The Beatles were trying to break out of that shell ever since Dylan broke the 3 minute time barrier for a hit single with Like A Rolling Stone.

For three, the awkward transition you mention is not a reason for claiming the album is over-rated. It's just a criticism of the sloppy transfer they did when they mastered the CD decades later.

I like your thread tho...The Beatles always brings on interesting discussions.

Honestly, if they replaced "Within You, Without You" with "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane" the album would be a bajillion times better. I used to do that whenever I'd make cassette copies of it. Then again it's the ****ing Beatles that made this choice, who the hell am I to critique.

As it stands I find Sgt. Peppers overrated, and more and more as the years go on I see more people with this opinion. I think the initial shock of such an experimental album being so mainstream has wore off after 40ish years, and now we can listen to it as music moreso than a pop-culture artifact. When you take that mystique away from this record, it doesn't leave nearly as much as we've read to believe.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Honestly, if they replaced "Within You, Without You" with "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane" the album would be a bajillion times better. I used to do that whenever I'd make cassette copies of it. Then again it's the ****ing Beatles that made this choice, who the hell am I to critique.
I always thought that if The Beatles replaced "Yellow Submarine" with "Rain" on Revolver,that would make the album perfect.....
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I always thought that if The Beatles replaced "Yellow Submarine" with "Rain" on Revolver,that would make the album perfect.....
"Rain" is an awesome song, but I like Revolver the way it is.
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Revolver and Abbey Road to me are the greatest Beatles albums released during their career
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Revolver and Abbey Road to me are the greatest Beatles albums released during their career
I agree with Abbey Road.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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As it stands I find Sgt. Peppers overrated, and more and more as the years go on I see more people with this opinion. I think the initial shock of such an experimental album being so mainstream has wore off after 40ish years, and now we can listen to it as music moreso than a pop-culture artifact. When you take that mystique away from this record, it doesn't leave nearly as much as we've read to believe.
The Beatles are the most over rated band ever, a good boy band, but nothing more. But if the Beatles are the most over rated band ever then Sgt pepper joins them as the most over rated album ever.

Not only at the same time but also in the same building as when the Beatles were working on Sgt Pepper, S.F. Sorrow and Piper at the Gates of Dawn we being created. Now those are two truly revolutionary albums of the 60's.
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The Beatles are overrated, but they're not much more popular then what they deserve to be. And they're not a boy band.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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First off, nice job on this project. It definitely spurred me on to give the songs/albums a more thorough listen.

The only thing that really stood out to me was that you called "Something" the best love song of all time. While I LOVE that song to death, I would never call it the best love song of all time. Perhaps it can enter in a discussion regarding the best expression of deep feelings for someone & the feeling of mystery and excitement that comes with not knowing what the future with them holds.

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I don't think it is best expressive of what 'love' is. Unfortunately, love's definition has become quite unclear due to the word's overuse & careless treatment.

I think the song that best expresses love -- done so in a beautifully poetic way -- is "Make You Feel My Love" by none other than Dylan himself. It is not as much about the emotions/feelings one may have for someone they love as "Something" is, but it definitely sings love in its purest & most sincere form.


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The Beatles are the most over rated band ever, a good boy band, but nothing more.
Sounds like you've only ever listened to about two or three of their songs.

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Not only at the same time but also in the same building as when the Beatles were working on Sgt Pepper, S.F. Sorrow and Piper at the Gates of Dawn we being created. Now those are two truly revolutionary albums of the 60's.
I know all three of those albums very well and would say the Sgt.Pepper was the most accomplished of the three and Piper at the Gates of Dawn actually the most overrated of the three.
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