John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (studio album) by John Lennon
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Different Class. Unsurpassed
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.
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
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
This feels like John Lennon speaking his worldview and experimenting a little bit.
Gran disco de John Lennon, aunque quizás sobrevalorado. Tiene canciones tremendas (Mother, God, Love, Working Class Hero,,,), pero también algún momento difícilmente soportable.
Pero la sombra de los Beatles es muy muy muy alargada.
My Favorite album by my favorite member of the biggest Band ever
John was a genius and a very Human person
John Lennon's first solo album is full of stripped down, emotionally vulnerable songs. The album was completed after he and Yoko completed primal scream therapy and its obvious from the albums first track Mother, which may actually be the most raw track. The album explores a variety of themes and holds up remarkably well. Well Well Well wears on me a bit at 6 minutes, but the rest of the songs are quite solid.
A collection of good songs plagued by moments of self-pity, Lennon is constantly looking for sympathy, and in a way it's heartbreaking. But mostly it's just a bit annoying. Nonetheless, the album plays through without any major bumps in the road, though the screaming at the end of Mother always makes me cringe slightly.
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