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  • In my opinion the album sort of comes during an interesting time during The Beatles career
  • It came after The White Album which is probably the album that I feel is filled with some of the most obscure of The Beatles’ work and it came before Abbey Road and Let It Be which sound a bit more traditional to me, or definitely not as experimental or obscure as previous records did
  • Whereas the “experimental” songs from The White Album were actually enjoyable in my opinion, I just don’t like the instrumentals on these songs
  • Now, side one doesn’t have any tracks that are really amazing, although there’s definitely some fun songs on this side of the album and an overall very upbeat mood and tempo for the most part
  • Unfortunately, I have to say that this is definitely my least favorite Beatles’ record, and a lot of that is due to the weak second half of the record – why they thought people would enjoy this is beyond me and the people who do actually enjoy this side are beyond me as well


    • by Grimmy101
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      Overview – Yellow Submarine, the tenth album released by The Beatles, is an album split into two sides where side one is basically just normal songs and side two is made up of instrumentals written by George Martin, The Beatles’ producer. In my opinion the album sort of comes during an interesting time during The Beatles career. It came after The White Album which is probably the album that I feel is filled with some of the most obscure of The Beatles’ work and it came before Abbey Road and Let It Be which sound a bit more traditional to me, or definitely not as experimental or obscure as previous records did. This album is interesting because it’s first half seems to lean more towards Abbey Road and Let It Be because the songs are just a bit more traditional, more normal, more predictable. Then the second half seems to lean more towards The Beatles’ more experimental songs like those from The White Album, although these songs are definitely experimental in a different sense than those songs. Whereas the “experimental” songs from The White Album were

      actually enjoyable in my opinion, I just don’t like the instrumentals on these songs. I’m also sort of failing to grasp the concept of George Martin writing these songs, I mean it’s a Beatles record, so why is their producer doing the writing on this side? To make it very simple and summarize it very quickly, side one has some songs that aren’t too bad, nothing special but not terrible, while side two is a side that I never listen to and don’t even bother with anymore.

      The Good – If I wanted to, I could basically just divide my “Good/Bad” sections into Side One and Side Two because in my opinion, side one is where all of the good comes from while side two is where all of the bad comes from. Now, side one doesn’t have any tracks that are really amazing, although there’s definitely some fun songs on this side of the album and an overall very upbeat mood and tempo for the most part. The balance of who sings lead vocals on the songs seemed okay to me but I realized that Lennon ...


      • really doesn’t sing lead on many songs here on this record and that’s really something that I personally don’t like because I’m a big fan of John Lennon but nevertheless, the vocal performances on each of the songs are still fine and they all fit with the song well. In fact, on second thought it’s difficult to picture Lennon singing lead on some of these songs so I’m glad that Harrison took over in some spots and sang lead instead. The songwriting is still much better than most bands are capable of doing, but I’m just not really sure what happened during this stage of the Beatles that made them go somehow down to this coming out of The White Album and then just really get back up and write Abbey Road which I personally think has great songwriting, an interesting roller coaster here.

        The Bad – To start off, he really developed and mature songwriting that I’ve grown so accustomed and fond to from Lennon isn’t really here on this album to be honest in my opinion. I mean I actually really like some of

        the songs from side one of the album, but none of them really strike me as all that innovative or anything that’s extremely special. However, side two is much much worse and I really just can’t find an appreciation for it. In general, I actually really enjoy and like instrumentals but the instrumentals from this record are just so strange and they really just don’t flow very well for me in my opinion, they don’t appeal to me at all. I really do believe that the four Beatles should’ve attempted to write the songs for this side of the record as well and not George Martin. Obviously, the writing would be extremely different and really not even comparable but I firmly believe that it would’ve been better than what turned out to be the final result.

        Unfortunately, I have to say that this is definitely my least favorite Beatles’ record, and a lot of that is due to the weak second half of the record – why they thought people would enjoy this is beyond me and the people who do actually enjoy this side are beyond me as well.




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