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The Power of Two

The Power of Two

In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on the…

Why Revolver is the greatest Beatles album?

Why Revolver is the greatest Beatles album?

The Beatles’ Revolver was released on 5 August 1966. As the album turns 50,Greg Kot argues that it is the Fab Four’s crowning achievement. The best Beatles album? The rock…

Revolver turns fifty: It’s the Beatles’ best album and I’ll fight you over that fact.

Revolver turns fifty: It’s the Beatles’ best album and I’ll fight you over that fact.

Which is more overrated: Sgt. Pepper’s or The White Album? Okay yes but hear me out. First of all Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a masterpiece. It’s a…

How Radiohead Became The Beatles Of The 21st Century

How Radiohead Became The Beatles Of The 21st Century

In 1996, while most major British bands were blowing their royalties on cocaine, light aircraft, Patsy Kensit and Hampstead piles, Radiohead did something quite different. They spent a big chunk…

The Beatles: Ranking their Albums From Worst to Best

The Beatles: Ranking their Albums From Worst to Best

The Beatles are commonly considered to be the most important musical group of the 20th century, but even regardless of their historical significance, their original output is endlessly listenable. Within a…

The Contemplative Story of Dear Prudence

The Contemplative Story of Dear Prudence

I love the Beatles, and like many Beatles fans, I think The White Album is one of their great masterpieces. And one of the best songs on The White Album…

Paul McCartney Is Esquire’s August Cover Star

Paul McCartney Is Esquire’s August Cover Star

By the time it reached Osaka, Japan, in late April, Paul McCartney’s “Out There” tour had been on the road for nearly two years. It had played to close to…