John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (studio album) by John Lennon

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 150th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,375 votes)
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Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (39th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (150th)
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From 12/30/2023 13:22
The most truthful and Grateful album ever made , Love ,Working Class Hero and I found out
God ,isolation amazing tracks
I’ve even got the songbook for piano and guitar , my all time favourite album
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From 03/29/2023 23:32
An album that feels so personal to Lennon that it feels like we are getting exclusive access to his thoughts and emotions at the time and this alone makes it a must listen for any Beatles fan. He seems to be letting out all of his troubles and emotions onto this release and that really pays off in the song writing. This is some of the greatest songs he ever wrote, post Beatles, and it is his strongest solo album in terms of lyrics. Mother sets the perfect example of what to expect on this release and it is also one of the more sonically engaging and experimental songs on here as well. This album also has the song God which is one of my personal favourites from Lennon's solo career as he just sounds so full of emotion and passion on this song that it becomes so easy to connect to. Every time I hear him sing the lines "I Don't Believe In Beatles, I Just Believe In Me" it always hammers home the death of the Beatles and so always moves me especially with how well he delivers it. However, I do think that this isn't anything exceptional musically and while it has several great tracks and moments I do think it could still be improved upon. It can sound a little rough a times and while this can work exceptionally well on certain songs it does lead to tracks like Well Well Well and Remember sounding poor. Overall, I don't think this is the best post Beatles album musically but it certainly is the best lyrically and is probably the most relatable and personal so I can easily see why people would have it at the top as it is great.
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From 03/22/2023 09:02
George and John definitely had the best solo debuts, both produced by Phil Spector but sounding drastically different. George's has the maximalist sound you'd expect from Spector, John's... doesn't. And it's all the better for it. This is so raw and authentic, it's almost painful. Definitely one of the best Beatles solo records and proof enough that John could make powerful music without the band. Paul would take a little while to show the same mettle as his songwriting partner, and "quiet" George.
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From 08/31/2022 03:49
Solid album
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From 04/22/2022 18:49
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Different Class. Unsurpassed
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From 04/12/2022 13:52
For me there is no doubt that this is the best post Beatles solo album. It is unbelievably raw and gripping showing a completely different side to him that shows the shackles of the band absolutely off and shows he has an awful lot more to say. Haunting and undoubtedly beautiful.
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From 02/05/2022 03:28
Released in 1970 while the ink was still wet on the Beatles divorce papers, along with an accompanying Yoko Ono album (with identical covers except the protagonists are swapped) its sad in hindsight to think that JL had merely 10 years to live when it first came out

This album quite rightly sits inside the BEA overall top 150 of all time & put simply nothing I can say here hasn’t already been said other than to point you towards the ‘Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Collection)’ which contains 120 tracks over 7.5 hours chock full of demos, out takes and John Lennon studio chatter. A must for any Beatles fan
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From 01/21/2022 18:33
Best of the post-Beatles records, followed closely at the heels by Harrison's first outing and RAM. Plastic Ono is raw, rebellious, primal. Unlike All Things Must Pass, this isn't a collection of songs he wasn't able to put on a Beatles' record, but a document of this deeply tumultuous in John's life produced at the peak of his songwriting abilities. The only post-Beatles record that appears to entirely reject the sound of the Beatles
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From 01/17/2022 22:41
This feels like John Lennon speaking his worldview and experimenting a little bit.
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From 01/05/2022 15:56
Gran disco de John Lennon, aunque quizás sobrevalorado. Tiene canciones tremendas (Mother, God, Love, Working Class Hero,,,), pero también algún momento difícilmente soportable.
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