Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Beatles

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles, is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. Never before had a rock record been so self-reflective, or so ironic. None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow this album creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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