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Revolver

Beatles

1966

Revolver

Album Summary

Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966, accompanied by the double A-side single "Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine". The album was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most overt use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul. It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition centred on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content. The Beatles recorded Revolver after taking a three-month break at the start of 1966, and during a period when London was feted as the era's cultural capital. Regarded by some commentators as the start of the group's psychedelic period, the songs reflect their interest in the drug LSD, Eastern philosophy and the avant-garde while addressing themes such as death and transcendence from material concerns. With no plans to reproduce their new material in concert, the band made liberal use of automatic double tracking, varispeed, reversed tapes, close audio miking, and instruments outside of their standard live set-up. Among its tracks are "Tomorrow Never Knows", incorporating heavy Indian drone and a collage of tape loops; "Eleanor Rigby", a song about loneliness featuring a string octet as its only musical backing; and "Love You To", a foray into Hindustani classical music. The sessions also produced a non-album single, "Paperback Writer" backed with "Rain". In the United Kingdom, the album's 14 tracks were gradually distributed to radio stations in the weeks before its release. In North America, Revolver was reduced to 11 songs by Capitol Records, with the omitted three appearing on the June 1966 LP Yesterday and Today. The release there coincided with the Beatles' final concert tour and the controversy surrounding John Lennon's remark that the band had become "more popular than Jesus". The album topped the Record Retailer chart in the UK for seven weeks and the US Billboard Top LPs list for six weeks. Critical reaction was highly favourable in the UK but less so in the US amid the press's unease at the band's outspokenness on contemporary issues. Revolver expanded the boundaries of pop music, revolutionised standard practices in studio recording, advanced principles espoused by the 1960s counterculture, and inspired the development of psychedelic rock, electronica, progressive rock and world music. The album cover, designed by Klaus Voormann, combined Aubrey Beardsley-inspired line drawing with photo collage and won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. Aided by the 1987 international CD release, which standardised its content to the original Parlophone version, Revolver has surpassed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in many critics' estimation as the Beatles' best album. It was ranked first in the 1998 and 2000 editions of Colin Larkin's book All Time Top 1000 Albums and third in the 2003 and 2012 editions of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It has been certified double platinum by the BPI and 5× platinum by the RIAA.

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Rating

4.26

Votes

5672

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Pop
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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

She said: "Revolver is the best Beatles album. It doesn't overwhelmingly rock, roll or pop because its strategy is to transport the listener to the until-then uninhabited space between all three via melodic aggressiveness and sonic inventiveness." I said: "Who put all those thoughts in your head? It's got Yellow Submarine, for Christ's sake. And that strategy meant they took their eye off the ball lyrically and out popped Good Day Sunshine and Doctor Robert. (Let's just ignore the Harrison lyrics)." She said: "No, no, no, you're wrong. What sounds like filler or a lack of cohesion is the embodiment of the main theme: alienation. Listen again to how many of the songs take a side-on approach to loneliness and people talking past each other. As standalone songs, they're crystal clear, but together they jar. That's deliberate." I said: "Even though you know what you know, you're wrong." She said: "Then how come you're using one of their songs as a framing device for your review?" I said: "..."

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

Just a damn great album. Just ... just so great. If I didn't have a soft spot for the sheer quirkiness of "Rubber Soul", "Revolver" would be my #1 Beatles album. Great songwriting, performances, production, and arrangments from top to bottom. Hands down, one of the all-time greats of rock and roll.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

This album scores highly purely on innovation and influence but when you add the quality of songs that feature on this album (minus Yellow Submarine) it gets full marks. Lyrically it’s probably their best work - “wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door.” 👌 The Beatles at their songwriting and creative peak, I love this album.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

One of the most influential albums of all time and the point where the Beatles started changing the game. Tomorrow Never Know’s is perhaps one of the greatest finale’s on any album.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

For about 15 years, I believed, and would argue, that this is the best Beatles album. I'm less certain now - purely because so many are brilliant, but it still feels like the balance of pop and experimentation is so perfect on this album, at least for me. It really isn't worth going track by track with the Beatles, as you'd almost believe every song is a single, such is their impact. It's perfect, or so near it doesn't matter anyway.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

A dynamic album with top notch production value. There is a fair amount of experimentation with stereo sound, instrumentation and arrangements. When used, the harmonies are excellent. The drum lines simple and true. Individual songs differ enough from one another so as to not make for a monotone collection. There are pop-hooks a plenty, making fans of first-time listeners.

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Thu Oct 08 2020
5

Good album :)

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Honestly has to be a 10. This album revolutionized the studio as we know it. The Beatles experimented so hard with recording styles and it changed everything.

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Tue May 04 2021
5

First song sampled by the Jam in Start

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Here are The Beatles about to leap headlong into their new psychedelic personas. From the backwards guitar solo on Taxman to… the backwards guitar on Tomorrow Never Knows, the band is firing on all four cylinders. Everyone has their spotlight songs, and the album shows a group taking their first real step into the unknown.

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Thu May 27 2021
5

One of the greatest albums of all time. You can hear the seeds of experimentation which would explode the next year in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This album represents a huge leap forward musically, and technologically as the Beatles began using the studio as an instrument in itself.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

Finishing this classics week with a BANG. I've been looking forward to the day we'd get a Beatles album for months now, and here we are starting with my favorite! Revolver is such an unbelievable piece of art. The recording techniques are still mind-blowing by today's standards, and the genre exploration is such a welcome reprieve from the band's earlier work. There are, frankly, too many hits on here. I could list them, or you could literally just read the tracklist. Eleanor Rigby?? Taxman?? This is also home to one of my all-time favorite songs ever made, "Tomorrow Never Knows." What a dazzling, mystifying piece of music. And of course there's also "Here, There and Everywhere," famously sampled by Frank Ocean on Blonde. "She Said, She Said," reworked by the Black Keys. It's an experimental pop rock album, and it still manages to be a hit parade. As cliche as Beatles praise has become, it's almost frightening how good their albums like this are. This was made in 1966. Who was anywhere near this in 1966? We've heard so many rock albums on this list from that decade and decades after, and it's crazy how this holds up compared to any and all peers. This could never get less than a perfect score from me. Favorite tracks: Tomorrow Never Knows, Love You To, Taxman, Eleanor Rigby, Got to Get You Into My Life, Here There Everywhere, She Said She Said. Album art: Definitely iconic. I don't know what my favorite cover from the Beatles is honestly, but it isn't likely this one. Still, I can't escape it. 5/5

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

I often fall on the Alan Partridge trap of listening to ‘The Best of The Beatles’ and inevitably miss out on rediscovering songs that would be the pinnacle of most bands’ careers. Revolver is full of these, in particular Tomorrow Never Knows, Taxman, I’m Only Sleeping, and Got to Get You Into My Life. 5 stars in spite of Yellow Submarine.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

This album blows my mind. Every single time. This is a pop/rock album, right? But here's Eleanor Rigby, a piece of chamber music with pop lyrics; Love to You, with its tabla and sitar; Yellow Submarine, which feels like something written for Sesame Street; For No One, backed only by piano, percussion, and French horn; and Tomorrow Never Knows which still sounds, in 2021, like it's from the future. The rest of the songs are more traditional rock and pop but they are an eclectic mix that I find difficult to place in a specific time period. Here, There and Everywhere sounds like 1960 Beatles. Got to Get You Into My Life sounds like 1970s Wings (which is honestly ok with me). Here is a short list of the things on this album that make me exclaim, "Are you kidding me?" to these geniuses when I listen to Revolver: The too slow countdown + cough + in tempo countdown that open Taxman and the guitar solo in the middle. The psychedelic fuzzy guitar on She Said She Said. The staggered entrances of the instruments and vocals at the beginning of Good Day Sunshine and the change to the melody on "Sunshine" the last time through the chorus. The way the bass and the piano play with each other on I Want to Tell You. The entirety of Tomorrow Never Knows. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is my favorite Beatles album.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

I kind of wish I were listening to the Beatles albums in order, to follow their evolution, but it's also interesting to look at each album as a snapshot of one point in time, and to hear the familiar and unfamiliar songs in their original collections together. I do remark how this album represented an exploration of what it meant to craft recordings in a studio as its own thing, as opposed to capturing a group performance. I wouldn't really have noticed that if I hadn't read about it, but it's quite interesting to me to learn the details and innovations they came up with. I loved all the songs, from the very familiar to the less. I'm sure there would be a different favorite every time I listened. Today, unpredictably, it was "Got to Get You Into My Life."

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

This is a beautiful album of artwork and I always enjoy listening to it. It's not even my all-time top fave Beatles album but it's still deserving of 5 stars. I love where these songs take my imagination and I had a great time listening to some classic genius song-writing which did in fact change the direction of pop music inspiring millions globally. Well done Beatles love you long time.

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Thu Dec 10 2020
4

The translation album between pop and psychedelia. Like every Beatles album it’s jammed with hits!

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Maybe it's because I'm not a huge Beatles fan, or maybe it's because I hate "Yellow Submarine" with a burning passion. Either way, I thought this album was average, and I initially wanted to rate it 3 stars. However, I acknowledge that "Revolver" contains a few classic hits, such as "Eleanor Rigby" and the other song I mentioned. I was also pleasantly surprised by "Love You To," which I've never heard before. Therefore, I'll give this album 4 stars.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

I did enjoy listening to this album, having never fully listened to any Beatles albums from beginning to end. Only knowing a few of their major singles, this definitely felt more psychedelic/experimental than perhaps their earlier work. Especially with the sitar and other instruments. It seemed obvious that they were on some good drugs around the time of recording this album. Controversial opinion - didn't care too much for Yellow Submarine. Best: Taxman; Elenor Rigby Worst: Here, There and Everywhere

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

I have never been a true Beatles fan. Maybe it's because when I was able to "get into them" I was too busy getting into "better" bands like Led Zepplin, Rush, and Van Halen. Anytime I listened to them I thought they were just a lighter version of that and never impressed me. But any time I really dove into a song, I tended to like it for the most part. I'm very excited that we have finally gotten an Beatles album on this list so I have an excuse to listen to them and this one didn't dissapoint. With classics like Elanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine (is it the true version?) I was hooked. Even the lesser knowns were enjoyable. I actually ended up listening to the album twice over and I can confidently say I am a fan. I have no ranking of the beatles albums but since this is the first I've fully listened to, I'll say, for now, it's my favorite. Super strange and cool album cover, something I'm sure they made while they were tripping on acid.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

The Beatles seventh album is 5x platinum and regarded as the most innovative album in popular music. There's different musical styles, diverse sounds/instruments, new recording strategies, and great lyrics. The album is said to have inspired development of psychedelic rock, electronica, progressive rock and world music. The vibe the band was going for on this album, was sounds that weren't possible during live shows and ones that sounded otherworldly. The album accomplished this and it still holds up today as being extremely rich in different sounds, while holding up that pop rhythm. Furthermore, the album captured the spirit of the times which was progressive social and cultural changes - especially in London which during recording was regarded as a cultural capital. This is the first time I have listened to this album all the way through and I have to agree it sounds pretty epic!

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Another Beatles album. This is number five. Seriously is the whole discography on this list? Not everything that the Beatles did was great. Never have I thought to myself, "Oh boy! Let's listen to an entire Beatles Album!" This album is no different, but at least the songs are concise and the album is short. Naturally, a lot of the songs are recognizable, but does that mean I needed to listen to the entire albu? The songs weren't as eccentric as other Beatles albums, save for a couple, but there were quite a few campy songs - I am looking at you, Yellow Submarine. Eleanor Rigby is the best song hands down. A Beatles song here and there is fine, and I will probably listen to some of these songs again, but the entire album is not necessary.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
1

don't ever fucking make me listen to these piece of shit rat boys again you malfunctioning toaster

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Wed Nov 25 2020
5

Apart from Yellow Submarine, one of their best

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Wed Oct 07 2020
5

Great pop record. I guess I really like studio Beatles.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Definitely more my pace as far as the Beatles go. There’s a lot going on here musically, I can see myself coming back to this one

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Wed Nov 18 2020
5

Connor: One of the best Beatles albums

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Mon Nov 23 2020
5

YES this was my shit back in 2018 still love them

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

I mean cmon! Beatles scale: 4.7

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Кайфулечка

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Veritable blueprint for a perfect pop album

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

A classic. Didn’t know I knew most of the songs until I heard them. Can’t believe they are all on one album

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Favourite songs - For No One She Said She Said I’m Only Sleeping Least favourite - Love You To Tomorrow Never Knows Overall one of my favourite albums

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Beautiful mixing and wonderful record, one of my favorites!

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Stone cold classic. Every track a classic except maybe “Love You To,” which is famous in its own way for the introduction of the Indian influence. Forgot the really hard stereo effect amplified by wearing headphones.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

took a second listen but this album is huge. can only imagine what a revolutionary thing the sitar would of been yellow submarine is hilarious tomorrow never knows im only sleeping

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

amo

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

perfeito, experimental, vanguardista

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Pleasant, easy listening with that unmistakeable Beatles sound.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Well, it’s the Beatles, so it’s hard-pressed to be bad. ;) I liked this one, and it was interesting because they sounded young still to me on this one.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

My favourite Beatles album. It doesn’t get much better.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

Really enjoyed this. Listened twice.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

Fantastic as ever

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Rubber Soul part 2, arguably their best album and one of my personal favorites.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

I expect to have most of the Beatles album will be on this list.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Pog up for the best and basic album

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Tue Mar 30 2021
5

one of the best albums of all time. nuff said.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Perfection. Nothing more need be said.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Great, great album. Obviously a classic

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

*sigh*. This is the most begrudging 5 stars I'm going to give. This is far from my favorite Beatles album, but it's the goddamn Beatles. Anything less than 5 is just straight up untrue.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Masterpiece of the 60s that changed the course of popular music!

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

This is not my favorite Beatles album but it does demonstrate the diversity of their artistic talent and how musical styles from other cultures can be incorporated but maybe not appropriated?

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Very instrumental. More songs I recognized than I thought I would. A dope anime intro I've always looked for was on this too. A chill album, good for background music while doing art or cleaning

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Excellent album

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

adadad

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

So good. So much sitar!

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Some believe the greatest album ever made.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
5

4.8 + Beatles in the pocket, pushing the envelope on pop sound with the discipline to not descend into self-indulgence.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

Probably in my top 5 ever. Easily the best Beatles album, even with Yellow Submarine

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Que wow. Incredible stuff.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

The ones I didn’t know so well sounded class. Plus the ones I do know are a couple of my faves Beatles songs. Kids love Yellow Submarine too. These guys will go far.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

I'd somehow forgotten how good this album was.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Love it. Uplifting and gentle feeling album. Strings in Eleanor Rigby Cool Sitar, can Hear a lot of FOTC inspiration.

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Mon May 17 2021
5

I’m a basic bitch, but this is absolutely the best album by one of the greatest bands. 10/10 would listen again.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

top ten album! every song is a classic.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

Double listen. The best

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Fantastic album, the best they made as a band in my opinion.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
5

Possibly their first album of pure genius. Best Tracks: Eleanor Rigby, Got to Get You into My Life, Tomorrow Never Knows

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

Yes yes yes. Putting on the LP buying list!

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

Awesome album! Loved the documentary included with this album!

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

I like this for personal reasons, aand it's still a great album

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

Classic!

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

Everything about the production of this album is amazing. Taxman is a killer opener, with amazing buildup as tracks and the bassline are progressively added. So good!

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

fantastisch album

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Wed Jun 16 2021
5

An album as inventive as it is accomplished. It’s hard to imagine a song more perfect than Eleanor Rigby, or more timeless than Tomorrow never knows. Countless bands imitated The Beatles sound, but none could replicate their songwriting.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

Esta cool, es el mejor disco de los beatles de esta epoca y siento yo que mas innovador respecto al sgt peppers

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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

Pretty cool. Definitely from a different time but i enjoyed it.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

The Beatles pushed music to where it is now. This album is undervalued.

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

Perfection

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

An absolutely fantastic album jam packed with bops and classic songs. Not one dull spot on the whole thing and the Beatles experiment with sounds in such interesting ways while still keeping the songs fun and absolutely entertaining.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Classic album. Loved by me and everyone else.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
5

Yum, 4.5?

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Mon May 31 2021
5

Classic

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Fri Jul 16 2021
5

Tomorrow Never Knows. Without this song my entire musical journey would be totally different. The Chemical Brothers may never have existed without it. Plus Taxman, Eleanor Rugby's and the rest of the album... Just wonderful.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Naturally, very familiar with this one as well already. Between “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver”, my dad educated me about the Beatles in my early teens. As such, both have special places in my heart, though if I had to choose between the two, I’d lean “Rubber Soul”. That is in no way any sort of indictment on “Revolver”. This album is also a stone-cold classic.

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Very listenable, complex and confident

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Still unreal. Maybe the best Beatles album

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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

No soy mucho de Beatles, pero me ha sorprendido para bien el disco y se me ha hecho corto.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

Fantastic album. I need to listen to more individual Beatles records instead of the top played list.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

The Beatles at their best. 10.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
5

Finally, a Beatles album! And it's my second favorite one after the White Album

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Wed Aug 11 2021
5

Quite cool. It has some good songs. The Beatles are pretty good I guess but I don't know why everyone in the 60s was obsessed with them because they are not very good looking and their music is just like doo doo playing a nice tune. Bit overrated in my personal opinion. Like BTS but ugly and average

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

Stunning. The lyrics, the artistry, the variety, the production. A band unafraid to try new things but who take the fans with them. Taxman is a great rock track; Eleanor Rigby is a maudlin, poetic chamber pop track; I’m Only Sleeping a trippy, hippy sixties indie track; Tomorrow Never Knows experimental almost trip hop/dance Indian vibe… and it all works and sounds incredible. Perhaps the album that shows the world The Beatles as artists, making great works of art - more than just a great band. Side note- I nearly docked a star for the insufferable, anodyne, tiresome Yellow Submarine - but, hey, that would of been churlish of me!

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Is this their best album? Maybe. The Beatles are cool. Even people who don't "like" the Beatles have to appreciate them. Those who say they don't at least appreciate them (or acknowledge their greatness) are just trying to be "different" or "cool" - but they aren't. Kickin' bass lines throughout this one Paul - way to go.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

I mean. Come on. This record. Hoooooooo boy. I've listened to all the Beatles studio albums so many times that I can hum the pitch of the first note of any song, based on hearing the end of the previous song in the track listing. Not a brag, just an indicator of how well I know these records. The Beatles are my favorite band and a lot of what I like about my other favorite bands can be traced back to something the Beatles did "first." I can't pick a favorite Beatles record (not for a lack of trying) and Revolver is in the group of their best that make the task impossible. This is also the record where their guitar tones got wild. I've always loved how thin and piercing the distorted guitars are on this record, and that continues with Sgt. Pepper and the White Album (not many guitars on Magical Mystery Tour). It took me a long time to get into other great 60s bands (The Kinks, Beach Boys, etc.) because I held them all to the standard that the Beatles set. No band produced such an consistently high level of quality through their entire career. 12 records in 6 years. That's all it was. Highlights: So hard to pick just a few, but...McCartney's lead guitar and noodle-y bass runs on "Taxman;" The story and strings on "Eleanor Rigby;" the perfectly-captured sleepiness on "I'm only sleeping;" the giant leap forward of "Tomorrow Never Knows."

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

I mean, what more can be said. Just one of the greatest of all time.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Obvious classic and maybe my favorite Beatles record

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

Many of my favs on this album!

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

One of my favorite Beatles albums, if only Yellow Submarine had remained on the cutting room floor might be a 6 5 🌟

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

The best

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

What hit me upon this return to Revolver is the textural variety the Beatles aim for across the album as a whole. By this point their songcraft is rock solid, so it’s a case of seeing what else they can add, or how they can twist it: the pulsing strings of Eleanor Rigby, the swirling pseudo-Indian She Said She Said, the bursting sunshine horns of Got to Get you into my Life. These embellishments are thrown into sharp relief by reverting back to the guitar,guitar, bass, drums and harmonies of the classic sound, which underpins the whole record. In this context of experiment with sonic texture even the sore thumb of Yellow Submarine doesn’t stick out quite so much.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

Ive heard this album realistically at least 100 times in my life, and today, listening in my noise canceling headphones, is the first time I’ve noticed the yawning in “I’m Only Sleeping” and the clapping in “And Your Bird Can Sing.” Music!

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

When i first got really into the Beatles, i couldn't get into this album. I've since come around, but there are still some real stinkers on here. "Dr. Robert" might be the worst Beatles song. I almost demoted this to 4 stars just because of that song

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

All these songs are great (what's with the Yellow Submarine hate?), but the standouts are Eleanor Rigby (haunting lyrics, simple yet effective), I'm Only Sleeping (psychedelic rock groove), Here, There, and Everywhere (an amazingly beautiful and refreshing love song), Got to Get You Into My Life (a super catchy tune), and Tomorrow Never Knows (the psychedelic piece de resistance). I guess my only "complaint" would be that Paperback Writer and Rain, two great songs from the Revolver sessions that were released as a single a few months before Revolver, aren't on the album but this is understandable since it was typical Beatles practice to not include single songs on the album.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

An obvious one. One of the greatest albums ever. Stereo version still sounds kind of funny on headphones - need to check out Mono version again.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

Its definitely 5 stars, I would be lying to myself if it was any lower. But at the same time a couple of the songs can be annoying at times. I actually enjoy Yellow Submarine which is contrary to other reviews on this site, but I need to be in a really good mood to enjoy Good Day Sunshine, otherwise its a straight skip. Same story with Dr. Robert, who's backstory is way more interesting than the song itself. That being said, the 5 stars is warrant because I love half the songs to death and enjoy the rest. I particularly love Tomorrow Never Knows instrumentation and sonic sound. Also there's 3 songs from George which is fantastic as he's my favourite Beatle. On a side note, the album cover is their best, even better than Sgt. Pepper. I feel like all but one or two Beatles albums on this list will be 5 stars. It's kind of annoying at times they're too good. Then again if you've sold the most records in history, what else do you expect.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

When I made the return to Vinyl from my journey through the tape, CD, MP3 and streaming this was the first album I bought. Originally I listened to this as a kid on my Dad's copy which was well worn by the time I got hold of it. I was surprised how much the pops, crackles, little jumps etc were etched in my brain. Almost 40 years later and my new copy didn't have any of these, still sounded awesome. I feel for anyone who hasn't had that analogue experience. Don't get me wrong the pure unadulterated digital has its place as well. A classic all the way, even those that doubt Yellow Submarine, I was 5 when I first listed and that was my fav and got me hooked don't forget that the Beatles are a band for all time and all people.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

What more can be said about this? An absolute classic.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Simply put it’s the best Beatles album and should be classified as one of, if not the greatest album ever made. Words can’t do this album justice, it’s a magnificent piece of work that should be remembered for eternity

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

I really enjoyed listening to this album. My favourites are Eleanor Rigby, Here, There and Everywhere, I'm Only Sleeping and Tomorrow Never Knows. 5/5 stars.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

Revolver is a band at the peak of their powers as a collective but also as individuals, where everything is in balance. The result is a pop/rock album of seismic proportions covering all sorts of musical ideas, stylistic ground and psychedelia. It’s edgy, thrilling and dangerous and it’s close to, if not the Beatles best.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

Brilliant. The breadth of musical exploration in one album is unbelievable.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
5

Amazing. Top to bottom.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

El mejor album de la historia!

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

If asked to write down all the Beatles' albums from memory, I'd forget Revolver. Which I know, because I forgot it until it showed up on my list. It's great: musically, lyrically, production quality. Even the experimental pieces are approachable - which, for me, is often a reason I skip a Beatles song. Like all of their albums, Revolver is already part of my collection. It should be in yours, too.

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Sat Nov 06 2021
5

One of my favorite Beatles albums, if only Yellow Submarine had remained on the cutting room floor might be a 6 🌟

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

Had not listened to this before, but had heard about half the songs previously. It has a great album cover! My favorite song on this album, and possibly of the Beatles, is "Eleanor Rigby." I read on the Wikipedia page that the string octet was inspired by the soundtrack to PSYCHO. I love that soundtrack so I guess it isn't such a surprise I love this song. I also already loved the songs "Taxman," "Here, There and Everywhere," "Yellow Submarine," "Good Day Sunshine," "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Got To Get You Into My Life" (which rivals Eleanor Rigby for my favorite Beatles song). The rest of the album was new and I liked them on first listen. Probably my favorite of the new songs were "Doctor Robert." The song seems to imply this doctor might not be completely on the level... "For No One" stood out to me. I also found "Tomorrow Never Knows" to be an amazing end to the album. I love its epic psychedelic structure. It's easy to see why this was such an important and beloved album. It overflows with musical ideas and packs a huge punch for its relatively short runtime.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

I enjoyed this album of the Beatles. That does not surprise me.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

A classic :) My Favorites off this album are I'm Only Sleeping, Here There and Everywhere, And Your Bird Can Sing, and I Want to Tell You.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Classic

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Possibly my favorite album of their's.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Favorite Beatles Album. Perfection!

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Just brilliant. One of the best albums ever.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

one of their best album

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

There have been times where this album moves into my number 1 Beatles album, but the White Album usually wins out. This thing is another perfect album on the list. What else is there to say about this album. Just awesome songwriting, musicianship, performances, and creativity. I've heard it tons of times all the way through, but I never tire of it. Even the album cover is magical.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

I had never actually listened to a Beatles album from beginning to end, though I've heard a lot of their songs many times. But I really enjoyed this album. It flows really well and I liked the songs I hadn't heard before.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Phenomenal. Good mix of beginning Beatles and old Beatles.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

I'd say it's perfect if not for the Yellow Submarine... otherwise it's an amazing album that only cemented The Beatles' status as the best band of their time.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
5

It's not my favourite Beatles album, but the hallmarks of quality still shine throughout

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

A CLASIC

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

One of the most important pieces of art in the history of mankind.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Fab

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Classic

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

It's hard not to love this one, it's so raw and powerful.

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Sat Dec 18 2021
5

Probably the third best Beatles album. That's very high praise, indeed.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

classic

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

“This is a brilliant album which underlines once and for all that the Beatles have definitely broken the bounds of what we used to call pop.”

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

My favorite album from The Beatles. I still remember the first time I listened to Eleanor Rigby when I was a kid. It is a masterpiece that changed what was considered pop music. All excellent tracks - no filler at all. Even Yellow Submarine flows perfectly while listening the entire record. Happy to live a life where this exists.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

one of the truly great albums of all time. Maybe the first 'rock as high art' masterpieces.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Top 3 Beatles albums for me. Good day sunshine and Eleanor Rigby are absolute tunes. And the Sitar on Love you to is incredible

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Its always great to get a Beatles isn't it? Obviously this is an incredibly accomplished album, but in the spirit of saving the 5*s for the hard hitters, this isn't my fave Beatles album. So is it a 4... hmm. I love how varied their style is in this, some classic rock, some more alt songs and then some that are a little twee. Ah fuck it its a 5

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

Classic, hard to argue with their anthology.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

"Eleanor Rigby" was one of the first Beatles songs I heard. "She Said She Said" and "Here, There, and Everywhere" are two of my top favorite Beatles songs of all time. The sounds here are just the perfect blend of innovative and familiar. I get a sense of nostalgia listening to this record even though I was born in the 1990s. :)

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

yeah pretty good

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

I love the cover. Some classic songs. My favourite was Tomorrow Never Knows.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

Uff tremendo pedazo de arte 5/5

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Yeah the Beatles were pretty good, not gonna lie. Eleanor Rigby is probably my favorite song of theirs, but this album also has some other bangers like "Taxman", "Love You To", "Tomorrow Never Knows" and basically every other song (except Yellow Submarine). Gotta love that sitar. I'd be the first one to jump on the "Beatles are overrated" train (or submarine?), but that doesn't mean they weren't amazingly talented musicians. I have to give this a 5/5 or I'm being too strict with these ratings.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

I do find the mixes for the beatles kind of weird with headphones where the L/R audio is totally wack

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

Only my second 5*. But it’s brilliant, an album I’ve always loved, and has my favourite Beatles song on (‘Here, There and Everywhere’)

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Tiene rolas de diez y unas de dos tres, pero promedia alto.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

When Beatles went pro.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Along with Abbey Road and maybe Rubber Soul, I consider Revolver one of my favourite Beatles's albums. There's so much going on with a wide range of styles and an increased contribution from all the members. The Beatle's sound was rapidly evolving and after this album, the band settled into the studio and continued to expand and innovate their sound. This has a few hits (Taxman, Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Sub), but really it's a collection of lower key classics that makes this a very solid listen.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

Maybe the best one by the Beatles. A collection of solid and tight rock songs here. Before they included more experimental elements.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

A true classic. The Beatles at their prime, in my opinion, mixing the best from the early and the late era of the band.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Easily the best Beatles album. Might be my favorite album of all time. Their best mixture of brilliant songwriting and interesting experimentation. 10/10 1. Eleanor Rigby 2. I'm Only Sleeping 3. For No One

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Absolutely fantastic

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Perfection. Even yellow submarine.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Incredible collection of songs, love this transition period between "old school" Beatles and what they would become from Sgt. Pepper on. Also, includes perhaps the best Ringo song in Yellow Submarine.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Fantastic, Eleanor Rigby is a tune and yellow submarine reminds me of being 10 singing it a at school

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

A classic. Their, arguably, best song "Eleanor Rigby" is accompanied only by a string quartet. That's some feat to pull off.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Amazing album!

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Por mucho tiempo (y quizá aún) Revolver fue mi álbum favorito de los Beatles: las razones abundan, pero una de las más importantes es que es un disco que me ofrece un poco de todo: cursilerías de McCartney, cosas oscuras de Lennon, las primeras composiciones 100% de Harrison, a Ringo cantando algo sacado de un viaje de LSD, instrumentación occidental y oriental, tracks en reversa, todo. Una de las características que lo hacen especial es que ya tenían tomada la decisión de no volver a hacer giras y eso le da a George Martin todo el espacio para igual tener en el estudio un octeto de cuerdas (¡como único acompañamiento de una canción de "Rock"!), un oboe, un corno francés, o de grabar las guitarras y luego meterlas a la mezcla final en reversa. Tratando de dilucidar cuál rola es mi favorita de este disco, llego a la conclusión de que es más fácil ubicar las dos que menos me gustan: "Yellow Submarine", que de cualquier forma tiene su ondita y es divertida de oír como pieza individual; y "I Want To Tell You", que siento como la menos interesante del disco, musicalmente hablando. Pero es que ahí están "For No One", "Good Day Sunshine" (que por cierto fue rankeada como la peor de ellos en cierto conteo), "And Your Bird Can Sing" y la cereza del pastel que es "Got To Get You Into My Life". No hay como aburrirse con este disco.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Sólo por tener a Eleanor Rigby se merece de menos 3 estrellas pero no, no es lo único excelente del disco. 14 canciones repartidas en 34 minutos y aún así son piezas bien redondeadas. Sin ser el más fan ni mucho menos un experto, creo que es un disco de transición entre el sonido inicial con el de la psicodelia porque no están mezclados, sino que están presentes en algunas canciones de manera independiente. Creo que ningún disco me había provocado clavarme y poner uno tras otro y éste sí lo logró. 4.5 estrellas que suben a 5 por esta razón. Songs: Eleanor Rigby, Got To Get You Into My Life, I´m Only Sleeping, For No One

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

Seems like an instant classic! Fresh ideas 45+ years later and clearly influential.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Discazo

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

Tunes.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

For me, this is The Beatles’ best album. Their early stuff is great with the harmonies and simple but catchy tunes, then they released Rubber Soul and you got a hint that they were evolving into much more than just a pop band, and then Revolver came out and blew everyone away with the new ground that it broke. With Tomorrow Never Knows, She Said She Said, I’m Only Sleeping, and And Your Bird Can Sing, it’s a really strong album for John. Paul’s contributions to the album are a bit more mainstream but some of his strongest work as well, especially Here, There and Everywhere. George brings a couple of solid tunes as well with Taxman and I Want to Tell You (not so much with Love You To though - the album’s only miss really). It’s eclectic, and the songs just jump off the vinyl. They did great work after this of course, but Revolver was the transition point. 5 stars.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Sublimely entertaining.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Wonderful, fantastic, love it!

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

The best Beatles album. The tightest of the psychedelic era.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
5

My favorite Beatles album. A classic.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

I mean...it's Revolver. Possibly my favourite of all The Beatles Work. Although I do endlessly love Abbey Road Medley.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

My favourite Beatles album (it's back and forth between this and Rubber Soul).

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

Great album, love the Beatles

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Thu May 05 2022
5

Kind of a hodge-podge of styles and it's quite short for an album with so many songs, so I could nit-pick and dock this a star but there's way too many incredible songs for me to give this any less than 5 stars.

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Fri May 06 2022
5

Этот Револьвер способен "выстрелить" даже в самый худший день зарядом песен на все времена. Чего только стоят Eleanor Rigby и For No One! 9 из 10.

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Fri May 13 2022
5

Best band forever. First album cover with no band name on it. Interested in Taxman song, because it is not talking about love. "Taxman" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. Written by the group's lead guitarist, George Harrison, with some lyrical assistance from John Lennon, it protests against the higher level of progressive tax imposed in the United Kingdom by the Labour government of Harold Wilson, which saw the Beatles paying over 90 per cent of their earnings to the Treasury. The song was selected as the album's opening track and contributed to Harrison's emergence as a songwriter beside the dominant Lennon–McCartney partnership. It was the group's first topical song and the first political statement they had made in their music.

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Fri May 13 2022
5

one of the best of all time

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Sat May 14 2022
5

Part of the peak before their baroque period. My favorite album of the Beatles.

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Mon May 16 2022
5

Excellent album from start to finish. Tons of well known songs. 9/10

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Fri May 20 2022
5

One of the best albums of all time, Eleanor Rigby changes what a pop song could be, For No One and Here, There and Everywhere are masterpieces of arranging, and Tomorrow Never Knows is a game changer in cultural terms. Everyone knows it. Yellow Submarine isn't very good tho.

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Fri May 20 2022
5

Classic. I actually like Rubber Soul better as an album, but Revolver has some of the best Beatles songs.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
5

A fantastic album! It's not my favourite iteration of the Beatles, but damn you hear so much innovation on this record. They are sowing major seeds of influence here that countless acts have been reaping for over 50 years now. I do love that we're treated to George's vocals right off the hop, on the very first track, Taxman. He's my favourite Beatle, he was the very best one, it's indisputable, and I just love listening to him sing. Just incredibly influential and an impressive display from masters at the top of their game.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

I could write a massive 8 paragraph review of each song if you like, but i think people have heard this album before and there's loads of reviews out there, so why waste everyone's time?

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

Try and stop me having a wank in the shower about this. I dare you. Yes, YOU! Come and watch me, you dirty little pervert.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
5

post drugs beatles. even the songs that you initially can't be arsed with you suddenly remember are quite good.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
5

An obvious all time classic. I have to get some sort of physical copy of this though, since the remasters available on Spotify are truly awful.

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Fri Jun 10 2022
5

Absolute masterpiece. The first Beatles record I listened to where I finally \"got\" it as a teenager. Elanor Rigby is in my top 5 Beatles songs to this day.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

Was ready to give this a 4 until I heard the last track.

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Sat Jun 18 2022
5

I don't think I need to explain this album to anyone. It's an absolute masterpiece, whether you like the Beatles or not. And it would be a 10/10 album if Yellow Submarine wasn't on here. Now it's a 9/10. Taxman is also one of the best songs Harrison ever wrote. The tempo, the bassline, the extra cowbell, the sneering lyrics, the guitar solo. It's nigh on perfect.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
5

Meilenstein-Album!

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

Easy 5 - a perfect album. Although it's commonly viewed these days as one of the best albums of all time, it's not my favorite Beatles album (behind Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road for me). But it's still perfect start to finish. Favorite tracks: Eleanor Rigby, Taxman, Tomorrow Never Knows.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

I’m almost afraid to write this review. What can I write about one of the greatest albums of all time that hasn’t already been written and written by much better writers than myself? It’s been decades since I first heard the album, and it still sounds fresh every time I listen to it. I just took a Beatles class this summer (yes, they have those now) and you would think I’d be tired of them after a 6-week deep dive but I’m not. The song “Tomorrow Never Knows” still blows my mind. It’s one of my favorite Beatles songs and I can’t for the life of me figure out how this song it was recorded in 1966 on such primitive equipment by today’s standards. I am fortunate enough to have both the mono and stereo version of this album and they’re both interesting in their own way, but I like the mono mix for most of the tracks (except “Tomorrow Never Knows”). The stereo at the time was simplistically done and some of the instruments that should be further up in the mix (such as the guitar in Taxman) gets a little buried in the stereo version. I could go on about each of the tracks and bore the living hell out of all of you who are reading this, but I’ll just say that both versions get 5 stars.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

Great album. Eleanor Rigby is one of my favorite Beatles songs of all time - the musical arrangement and the lyrics. Which brings me to two points. One, people (particularly those in the US at the time) need to get over themselves - can't believe how little airtime this song got because of people's religious views. And two, related to one, it is astounding that this is not a diamond album yet Kid Rock's Devil Without a Cause is. I guess at least people stopped being so uppity on that one. Back to Revolver. I love the different instruments and techniques on this album - especially the Indian-inspired work on Love You To and Tomorrow Never Knows. Also a big fan of the softer songs - Here, There and Everywhere, For No One - sweet and beautiful. Which takes nothing away from the more up tempo songs - Taxman, Good Day Sunshine, Got to Get You into My Life - also fantastic for their fun and energy. No matter the style, they really nail it on this album.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

When I was younger, I had the "red" and "blue" albums. Pretty much the greatest "hits" of the Beatles. This still had a bit of the whimsy of the earlier albums, but something was definitely looming, something big. The songs still hold up (although I could go the rest of my life never hearing "Yellow Submarine" again) for me, unlike a lot of the other albums we have heard. I can't imagine what it was like to hear this when it was first released, thinking "what IS this? How did they do all of these songs like this?" It's just so varied, but nothing really misses. "Got To Get You Into My Life" is one of my favorites. Those horns come in and, man! I just get this big grin on my face every time. Such a great album.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
5

Yes. One of my favorite albums.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Revolver? I barely know her! 5 stars for both this album and that joke. Both classics.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

treng vel ikkje sei så mykje her

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Dispensa comentários, curto há muito

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Thu Jun 30 2022
5

Napakoita, vaihtelevia ja ennen kaikkea hyviä kappaleita. mitäpä sitä sen enempää satuilemaan, 5/5.

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