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The Beatles White Album

Reviewing: The Beatles The White Album  |  Rating:
May Monten By May Monten on
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The White Album (which is actually untitled, and sometimes referred to as "The Double Album") came out when I was 13, and I listened to it zillions of times back then and knew most of the songs by heart.

I listened to it again recently, and found that it still holds up. It doesn't seem dated at all.

In fact, I heard many things this time, listening with adult ears, that I hadn't noticed as a young teen. For one thing, many of the lyrics seemed darker and more complex, and some more violent, than I had remembered.

What also struck me this time was the sheer variety of the songs. It's impossible to pigeon-hole the album into a single genre.

Almost every single one of the 30 songs is a classic. I won't even try to pick out a favorite.