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Apr 17, 2019TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Many people claim that the album Revolver is almost identical to Rubber Soul, though I strongly disagree with these claims. Revolver caught The Beatles at the peak of their creativity, with surprising shifts in mood between many songs: like the melancholic "I'm Only Sleeping" to the positive and upbeat "Good Day Sunshine." The album is filled with some of The Band's best songs: case-and-point, "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," and even "Here, There and Everywhere." I suppose that this album is one of the band's best for its timeless storytelling, where each song is clearly about a different person or situation. You have "Taxman" which came from George's restfulness dealing with taxes, "For No One," about a man freshly broken up with his girlfriend and even "Eleanor Rigby," about loneliness. Revolver also struck up an assortment of new techniques that the band mastered in later albums: new sounds they could experiment with that were no longer as loving as their earlier albums. Finally, a new sound gave them more boundaries to push and more fans to charm. If you have an interest in hearing the sounds of the '60s and enjoy the types of sounds that move people, that tell stories- then Revolver is absolutely for you. 5/5. @ShowMeTheMonet! of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library Revolver is the seventh album by The Beatles. Released in 1966, it features 14 tracks. Many critics consider this to be the best album by the band, and it is part of several lists of the best albums of all time, such as that of Rolling Stone’s. A great thing I find about the music of The Beatles is that their lyrics are meaningful and often relevant to societal issues, which is a factor the complements their melodious tunes. This album is no different as the songs refer to varying issues and situations. For instance, “Eleanor Rigby” is about loneliness, “Yellow Submarine” is about a journey with friends, and “Taxman” is a protest against the large amount of taxes paid by the elite. The album also explores different genres of music by including a song that uses the instruments in Indian classical music. Without a doubt, this is an album that should be heard by everyone, and I give it a rating of 4.5 stars. @Riveting_Reviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library