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Old 06-07-2017, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the huge appeal of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

Sorry if I sound like I'm being my usual critical self, but something I really want to know is why many regard The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as one of the best albums of all time, because I gave it a listen and didn't like any of the songs on it . Other bands from the 60s/early 70s have done songs I like, such as September Gurls by Big Star, Badge by Cream, Tangerine by Led Zeppelin and Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young, but Sgt. Pepper does nothing for me.

Assuming that a large proportion of the community here are fans of The Beatles, can you give examples of chord progression that you like in songs on Sgt. Pepper and also try and justify the reason why it was so popular, when I regard it as one of my least favourite popular albums of that era.
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Assuming that a large proportion of the community here are fans of The Beatles,
Bad assumption. We have fans here but the majority of us talk a little dookie on The Beatles.

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can you give examples of chord progression that you like in songs on Sgt. Pepper and also try and justify the reason why it was so popular, when I regard it as one of my least favourite popular albums of that era.
Consider the time of its release and what the music world was like around it. It brought together psychedelic music and pop music in a way that was pretty much unparalleled at the time and brought psych even further into the public consciousness.

Musically I like it because it's catchy and nice. It's also composed with a really sound logic between how the lyrics and music progress. And the production sounds great to this day (probably because of how much The Beatles set the ground in the world of producing). There's lots of other reasons but I do think that it's overrated as **** can be and there's no need to force yourself to like it so long as you can understand the impact the album had.
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Consider the time of its release and what the music world was like around it. It brought together psychedelic music and pop music in a way that was pretty much unparalleled at the time and brought psych even further into the public consciousness.

Musically I like it because it's catchy and nice. It's also composed with a really sound logic between how the lyrics and music progress. And the production sounds great to this day (probably because of how much The Beatles set the ground in the world of producing). There's lots of other reasons but I do think that it's overrated as **** can be and there's no need to force yourself to like it so long as you can understand the impact the album had.
In what way is it catchy? There are no hooks or chord progressions that I remember easily.
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Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite gets stuck in my head pretty easily.

I'd like to see what your thoughts on the album would be after returning to it, maybe after a break in time.
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Sgt. Pepper's is obviously a sexist album which puts women in their place.

Against “Sgt. Pepper”: The Beatles classic made pop seem male, nerdy and “important” — and that wasn’t a good thing - Salon.com
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The idea that a rock record could be a cohesive work of art instead of a collection of singles begins here. To question its significance is akin to asking what the significance of the novel is to literature.
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also beyond its significance the music is good psych pop

nobody is obligated to like it, but the songs are good imo
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A Day in the Life is one of my all time favorite songs.
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