Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1967 Ratings: #1 / 85
User Score
1967 Rank: #2All Time: #135
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork
Though it has perhaps slipped in estimation since its initial issue, the 1967 release that defined the LP format still packs surprises.
100
AllMusic

With Revolver, the Beatles made the Great Leap Forward, reaching a previously unheard-of level of sophistication and fearless experimentation. Sgt. Pepper, in many ways, refines that breakthrough, as the Beatles consciously synthesized such disparate influences as psychedelia, art-song, classical music, rock & roll, and music hall, often in the course of one song.

100
Beats Per Minute

From beginning to reprise to encore, Sgt. Pepper’s shows off a personality that no one can imitate or replicate. It defines the Beatles in their artistic character.

100
Sputnikmusic

Sgt. Pepper’s is an album that I must listen to all the way through each time I hear it, to remember each instance in which I experienced it, but also to marvel at the brilliance of its creators.

100
Rolling Stone

Sgt. Pepper is filled with sly inside jokes, broad music-hall humor and completely gratuitous novelties. It is not only the Beatles' most artistically ambitious album but their funniest.

100
The Telegraph
Looking back from a point when its sonic innovations have been integrated into the mainstream, it remains a wonky, colourful and wildly improbable pop classic, although a little slighter and less cohesive than it may have seemed at the time.
Doublez
99

The History of The Albums – n° 341

June 1967, dear journal,

If the main concept of History of The Albums is to be believed, Sgt Pepper's would make a great final chapter for this series, not because it is the best album of all time (because it isn't), but because it is the definition of the term "studio album format" par excellence. The glory of Sgt Pepper's is explained beyond its extraordinary musical content by the symbols it gives off. For this reason, it enjoys an ... read more

nostalgia
90

'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' has always been my favourite album from The Beatles. There are very few albums that I would say sound "magical" but there is definitely something among these 13 tracks that has pulled me back more often than any other album of theirs. And it's something I've always struggled to quite put my finger on. Maybe it's the uneasy psychedelic aspects of tracks like 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' or 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!' that mesmerize me ... read more

LonelyHipHopFan
60

OUTDATED

THE BEATLES DISCOGRAPHY DEEP DIVE #8

SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND IS THE BEST ALBUM THE BEATLES HAVE EVER MADE!

NOW WHEN I CAME OUT I TOLD YOU IT WAS JUST ABOUT ABBEY ROAD
THEN EVERYBODY HAD TO OPEN THEIR MOUTH
WITH A MOTHERFUCKIN' OPINION
WELL, THIS IS HOW WE GONNA DO THIS: FUCK REVOLVER! FUCK ABBEY ROAD!
FUCK RUBBER SOUL AS A ROCK, FOLK, AND AS A MOTHERFUCKIN' POP ALBUM!
AND IF YOU WANNA BE DOWN WITH THOSE ALBUMS, THEN FUCK YOU TOO!
WHITE ALBUM, FUCK YOU TOO!
ALL YOU ... read more

itsroblaw
70

Weird as fuck. I like it (mostly). Great instrumentation, weird experimental sound, pretty solid.

BobertGreen_47
95

i taste colors

favorite track: a day in the life

aldzy
92

This album is a game-changer, like the Beatles took everything cool about music and packed it into one record. It's got heart, it's got beat, and it's like nothing else out there — almost perfect, really.

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Added on: September 2, 2012