This record is a nice bridge between the Beatels early and late periods. This album alon giwth Rubber Soul added many creative touches including George Harrison's sitar effects and some creative lyrics that go beyond the basic love songs that these guys were writing at the beginning fo their career. How many songs were written about taxes before George Harrison came along with his winner of a song. Tomorow Never Knows is a very trippy song with its many sound effects. In general each song on here seems to add something new to the overall Beatle sound. Eleanor Rigby is very depressing and its hard to lsiten to at times. And your not going to find mind blowing instrumental passages here either. However, the Beatles were excellent song-writers and masteful arrangers and this collection should belong to anyone who appreciates those qualities in music.
Because the Beatles mastered so many innovations in pop music and songwriting, any attempt to pick a work and claim it as their crowning achievement is almost futile. Critics have spent much space defending their rendering of the best Beatles' albums, and, significantly, most of them have a good case. 'Revolver' is arguably the best Beatles' album because they reached the height of their songwriting powers and mastered a variety of musical forms. The album finds them at the cusp of their career, … more
Revolverwouldn't remain the Beatles' most ambitious LP for long, but many fans--including this one--remember it as their best. An object lesson in fitting great songwriting into experimental production and genre play, this is also a record whose influence extends far beyond mere they-was-the-greatest cheerleading. Putting McCartney's more traditionally melodic "Here, There and Everywhere" and "For No One" alongside Lennon's direct-hit sneering ("Dr. Robert") and dreamscapes ("I'm Only Sleeping," "Tomorrow Never Knows") and Harrison's peaking wit ("Taxman") was as conceptually brilliant as anythingSgt. Pepperattempted, and more subtly fulfilling. A must.--Rickey Wright