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1/5 stars FLOPPED, February 26, 2004
Reviewer: Censored Reviewer (see more about me) from USA
The Beatles have one of the shakiest careers I can possibly think of. They first premiered on the Ed Sullivan show before the crowd threw cabbage at them and booed them off the stage. Then they released their debut album "Help!" which was dismissed by critics as "lightweight" and flopped on the charts. The followup, "Rubber Soul" was released the same year and bombed immediately after release. The next year they released "Revolver," which was then noted by critics as an "ambitious failure" and largely shunned by the public. It didn't even appear on the charts. In 1967, the Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper," which went on to be one of the most critically panned albums of all time. This record was reportedly so bad, that EMI didn't even bother to release any singles off it. Due to a cool public reception, an underfunded marketing campaign, bad press, and fatal word-of-mouth, "Sgt. Pepper" tanked. The next year, the band flew to India, chilled with Mia Farrow, and went back into the studio to make their most expensive album yet: the "White" album. The result? It flopped. By this time, the Beatles' future was in SERIOUS jepoardy and had ONE MORE CHANCE to get it right. So, they released "Abbey Road." Not only did this album flop, but it broke up the band. That same year, Paul married Linda Eastman and John married Yoko Ono, and both members were so consumed by their relationships and discouraged by their string of flop albums, that the whole band called it a day. Looking back, it's easy to see why "Abbey Road" got toasted by critics: it's not that great an album. If you want great music from a British band with greater success and far more talent, you have only one option: Duran Duran.