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

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 142nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,208 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1970 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (37th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (142nd)
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From 18 hours ago
Only got to listen to this album in 2020 and I am thinking WOW. It deserves the plaudits it gets. I think I always preferred John to Paul and think his solo stuff is just more gritty and has something to say whereas Paul is a more lush and twee soundscape.

I need to get to George Harrison's Everything Must Pass as that gets such good reviews.

John is raw and open on this album - he had been doing some emotional therapy about confronting childhood issues mostly about the death of his parents and somewhat rejection of him by them (being so absent). That all comes out in spades - Mother, Isolation, My Mummy's Dead. Another theme is the rejection of religion in the inspired God.

Superb album - great vocals, stripped down production and yeah - even solid drumming by Ringo as others have called out
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From 05/22/2020 02:06
"Raw" is the best word to describe this album. With no BS instrumentation, with a wide variety of songs. Lennon's personal, and unique songwriting abilities in songs like "Mother" and "God". One of my favorite, if not my favorite (between this, RAM and All Things Must Pass) post-Beatles album. The album is the perfect length and right to the point. Ringo's drumming throughout this album is also very underrated.
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From 03/01/2020 07:27
john annoys me sometimes but this album is mostly great
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From 01/29/2020 02:58
Not quite as good as his stuff from The Beatles, never liked his political agenda too, but it is still great to listen in a rainy day.
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From 01/02/2020 21:26
the best solo beatles album pure raw emotion.mother possibly lennons best solo song
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From 03/07/2019 16:48
9.5/10

Top Tracks: "Isolation", "Love", "God"

Sparse and brutal.
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From 02/15/2019 19:57
"John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band" is John Lennon's first solo album (not to mention the avant-garde shit album before ...). The album was released in 1970, the year of the Beatles' death. First of all I want to say that I am not at all a fan of Yoko Ono and his voice is really strange. Fortunately, she is not too present on this album. Sincerely, I think this record is the best solo album of an ex-Beatles. This introspective album is really very successful and is for me a masterpiece.

9/10

Best track: "God"
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From 02/15/2019 03:16
Tough listen, but only because it's so raw and emotional. Brilliant work by one of the all time greats.
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Greatest album of the 70's
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From 01/11/2019 06:41
Both John Lennon's best solo album, and surprisingly, Ringo's best album too. His drumming is phenomenal on every track he plays on. I can only bring myself to listen to this when in a sour mood, but damn do I love it every time.
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
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