Tomorrow Never Knows (track) by The Beatles

Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles
Year: 1966
From the album Revolver (track #14)
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92/100 (from 1,360 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 92.3/100, a mean average of 91.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 92.4/100. The standard deviation for this track is 12.5.

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From 03/13/2023 03:37
It’s just like… can you imagine hearing THIS song close out THIS album in 1966?!

The drum pattern is outstandingly angular. John Lennon’s delivery of these words, too, is perfectly dissociative given their content, even down to the rhythm of his first line.

Tomorrow Never Knows (one of the greatest song titles ever too) is just an out of this world set of sounds and studio tricks.
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From 09/26/2022 23:02
One of the best songs ever recorded
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From 12/08/2020 11:21
Nice song, very unique and innovative, but don't enjoy it nearly as much as their best songs.
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From 06/07/2019 11:09
One of the best songs The Beatles ever made (For me personally, The Walrus remains the absolute number 1). The drone of the sitar at the start of the song fades in very quickly, sounds exciting and promising and immediately makes it clear to the listeners that this track is a very special piece of music. It is important not to lose sight of the fact that this song dates from 1966. For many unsuspecting listeners, this must have sounded like the soundtrack to the apocalypse. After all, the song does not fit in with something comparable and comes out of nowhere in terms of tonality and character. Propelled by a repetitive, hunted drum pattern (the snare seems to be subordinate to the toms), the song is sacrificed to a perfectly directed chaos of tape loops, reversed guitars, vocals that are driven through the Leslie speaker and more inventive studio techniques. This is without a doubt a Lennon song, although McCartney delivers a flawless and hurried bass line. For the lyrics, Lennon is inspired by Timothy Leary, who is forever associated with LSD. "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream": great advice!
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From 12/16/2018 18:19
A banda levando a música ao extremo. Todos seguiram este passo!
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From 03/22/2018 11:44
As a kid I always skipped this track. I did not understand it. But when I now hear it I turn the volume up, sit down, relax and float downstream ;) one hell of a drug.
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From 03/01/2018 06:18
Not quite as great of a song as A Day In The Life, but in many ways, it's more impressive. Unreal that this was released in 1966.
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From 01/16/2018 03:57
One of my favorite psychedelia songs. Just perfect.
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From 12/23/2017 21:53
I don't fully understand the hype around this song, I can understand why it's seen as a milestone in recording techniques and production but as a song in 2017, I don't think it's as remarkable as it was then. Some of the vocals are cool, and the brass is a nice touch, but I think people overrate it because of its influence.
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From 12/05/2017 03:45
I really wish I knew why people really like this song. I don't think it's bad...it just doesn't really do anything for me. It's more of a novelty for all the backwards tape effects.

There are so many better Beatles songs.
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