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Rubber Soul - The Beatles

A 1965 album by The Beatles

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A great transition album . . .

  • Apr 1, 2008
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This is the first real Beatles album where they show their own creativity and stop being a "pop" band.  No smash hits here, but the songs have a certain coherence and the individual songwriting talents are starting to show through.

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November 10, 2010
Pretty amazing album, considering it was recorded in four weeks to get out in time for Chrismas! I'd say that Michelle was a smash hit, so I disagree with you there. It won the Grammy for Song of the Year in '66! I agree with Queenie with Norwegian Wood too! My other faves on the album are Girl and In My Life. I def agree with you that this was a break from their usual style and was a sign of better things to come ;p
April 07, 2009
Perhaps it depends upon when you were born but MICHELLE and NORWEIGAN WOOD were very big songs. One cigarette company actually picked up the latter for use in its commercials (without lyrics) until somone told them what Norweigan wood was. =) And IN MY LIFE is probably still used by more old timers as a wedding song than almost any other. Its was a break in style for them to be sure. I thought it had sort of a country flavor over all. Granted it was nowhere as big as many og the albums yet to come, but for me it ranks in the top 4.
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Quick Tip by . October 05, 2010
This was the very first Beatle album I bought. I loved all of the songs and to this day I know all of the words of all of them.
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The Beatles: George Harrison (vocals, guitar, sitar); John Lennon (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, piano, bass); Ringo Starr (vocals, organ, drums). Additional personnel: George Martin (piano); Mal Evans (organ). Though some might argue that the Beatles' unprecedented evolution from British Invasion pin-ups to pop music visionaries began with BEATLES FOR SALE, RUBBER SOUL is without a doubt the first album to definitively put the Fab Four in the running for Greatest Band Ever. Virtually every aspect of the Liverpool quartet's incredibly diverse sound is in evidence here: the dark, irony-filled Dylanism ("Norwegian Wood," "Nowhere Man"), pop perfection ("In My Life"), the passion for classic tin pan alley balladry ("Girl," "Michelle"), and the love of good 'ol rock & roll music ("Drive My Car"). Peppered with nasty fuzz bass, exotic sitar, cartoonishly sped-up piano that sounds like harpsichord, and elements of country, Motown, and classical music, the album reveals a creative ...
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Label: EMI

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