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Double Fantasy (album) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono 

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Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1980)
Overall rank: 1,290th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 285 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (31st)
Top albums of the 1980s (204th)
Best albums of all time (1,290th)

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John Lennon & Yoko Ono bestography

Double Fantasy is ranked as the best album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

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74/100 (from 285 votes)
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From Garyf1972 10/06/2018 08:44
There's some great Lennon tracks on here some of his finest work although this doesn't hold up as an album for me, best tracks are on several compilation albums.
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From JimagineL 09/16/2018 20:32
This has to be my favorite John album, actually, I like It more than some classic Beatles like "Revolver" or "Rubber Soul", but, the fact is that this album has anything to do with the Beatles, diferently of his Plastic Ono debut, John, on this one, was long gone of his days at the Beatles. Returning from an absent from the music industry, John now was a family men, a facet of John in his lyrics and style, show up in this album, like we never seen before. "Just Like Starting Over", "Beatiful boy (Darling boy)", "Woman" and "Watching the Wheels" all show a diferent John, full with emotion, but at the same time calm, and loving. All of this four songs reaches the maximum music rating that can be, for the only merit of being full of emotion, and sincerity. But the critics on the album, in other hand, are about the other songs, especially the Yoko ones. Well, see this is an album made by a couple, It wouldn't make sense If only one of them appeared, the chemistry of the album comes from the love between John and Yoko, without it, songs like the ones I mentioned wouldn't even exist in the first place, and the actual Yoko songs aren't half as bad as some people say. In retrospective, this is a beatiful album, full with hope for the future, that seemed so dark at the time.
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70/100
From Nowhereman1965 09/14/2018 18:48
A difficult album to rate. Have to be totally honest and say I never listen to the songs by Yoko. The songs by John are average to very good. The album is of course overshadowed for many of us around at the time, by the events that followed its release. Decent without being brilliant.
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From willandthemix 09/09/2018 14:21
Liking all of John's contributions however someone Yoko's are a bit distasteful. Glad to hear a more upbeat Lennon album though compared to his earlier solo work.
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From aelderyn 01/21/2018 15:23
the cover is cute but the music is shit
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65/100
From Simon_bramhall 10/21/2017 15:49
An album I have struggled with since it was released. The album has almost taken on an iconic status since John was murdered and therefore among many Beatles and Lennon fans it’s blasphemy to speak ill of this work...however, 37 years later it still comes down to John’s songs are good and Yoko’s are rubbish. To be perfectly blunt these aren’t the best songs from John so you do the math and it just doesn’t rate very high. I suggest combining John’s songs from this album and Milk & Honey into one playlist and as an album this combination rates as well as Walls and Bridges and better than Sometime in NYC.
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85/100
From Tamthebam 03/07/2017 19:34
This is a great combination of songs from John & Yoko. They decided to put them together this way in an effort to stop the listener only listening to the Lennon side of the record. (ie side 1 would be the 7 Lennon songs and Side 2 the Ono songs). However the CD came along and allowed you to programme the album into any form you wanted. It is the Ono songs and the contrast they bring that makes the album great and not just good.
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From nitomano 02/23/2017 04:02
Favoritas: Woman, (Just Like) Starting Over, Beautiful Boy, Watching The Wheels
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From albumceleste 10/07/2016 01:57
IMO it's futile to think of it in terms of "what if had been only of John's songs...".
It's not. It's half and half. John's songs are very good with 5 really big highlights. And as for Yoko's ones, some are terrible and some are not. And what's even more, John sounds 70s as hell while a couple of Yoko's songs sound way more up to date to 1980.

So it is what it is for good or bad.
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From Hellaboi 03/31/2015 09:43
I love how beautiful this album is. John was showing this tender side (great powerful melodies), and Yoko was at her best.

Everybody loves to bring Yoko's songs down, but to be honest, I think she did great in this album. The weakest songs of the album for me is "Dear yoko" and is sang by John and "Yes, I'm Your Angel" by Yoko (equally).

The harsh criticism is attributed to the myth, sexism or simply refusing to see beyond the YOKO FACTOR, in my opinion. She doesn't bring John's work down, is just a counterpart of his vision.

Would I have loved to see John's full version of this album? SURE!... But it is what it is, and for what it is, I think is great.
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