Wow! I can’t believe this year of weekly album reviews has finally finished! A year ago, I set a new years resolution to listen to a Rolling Stone Top Rock album each week, watch a Oscar winning picture each week and read a classic book each month. Well, that is a lot of work. A few weeks in, this resolution morphed into The Rewind Button, a blogger project where several bloggers reviewed the same albums each week and shared links to each others reviews. Slowly over the year we dropped off until I think there is only one other blogger bravely trying to finish the challenge.
This was such a great resolution because forcing myself to listen to music I would not have listened to otherwise expanded my musical tastes, introduced me to some of history’s greatest musicians and created a new appreciation for music besides dance-pop. I am so glad I stuck out this project this year and opened my mind to Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Van Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix.
Our last album to review was Please Please Me by the Beatles, I thought this was fitting since the first one we reviewed was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
This was the Beatles debut album, the one that started it all. I found it funny when the first song I Saw Her Standing There started and I thought “Wow! That sure is different than the Sgt. Pepper album.” It’s been fun to watch this groups sound morph through each album. While I didn’t have the time today to dissect the lyrics, I had a pleasant 40 minutes of work and thought about how a year ago I would have turned this album off immediately.
One blogger suggested we should have started from the bottom up of the list which would have been a good idea because this album is so different than their #1 album (Sgt. Pepper). This group really grew as individuals throughout their time and their music reflects that growth. It makes you wonder if they are so popular because each album relates to a different mentality or stage in life.
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