Tag Archives: The Beatles

RS #392 — The Beatles, Let It Be


The Beatles, Let It Be

Release Date: 1969 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes (unbelievable!)
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Impressions: Their worst album?...And the start of 10 Beatles albums on this list. Which is, what, 0.02% of the list? Let's get to work... Well, even though it's not technically their last album, the whole deal has a down-cast, end of the road vibe. I always liked the stomping acoustic guitar … Continue Reading ››

RS #418: Wings, Band On The Run


Wings, Band On The Run

Release Date: 1973 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: I know the song. You know the song. But, still, let's play the whole album…I'm pretty sure we are all in agreement that the song "Band On The Run" is a goddamn nutballs masterpiece? Right? It's three different epic songs perfectly arranged into a breezy five-minute mini-suite about a band. A band on the run.
Wings, Band On The Run
Outside of that, I got no idea what most of the other songs are about, but at this point … Continue Reading ››

RS #433: George Harrison, All Things Must Pass

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
This album passes.

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass

Release Date: 1970
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: Heard good things about this one, lots of people consider it the best post-Beatles solo album any of them ever made. Let's put it on: Beautiful hazy opener, with George's (first names only, please) wonderful guitar lines weaving their magic. "Oh My Lord" is fantastic, builds so beautifully. Nice strings, great lead guitar, heavenly chanting... a very pleasing listen. There's something gentle about George's approach that's very appealing without being mushy. He never … Continue Reading ››