John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
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Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #51 / 103
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Based on 264 ratings
1970 Ratings: #21
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December 11, 1970 / Release Date
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Apple / EMI / Label
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It's an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it is ultimately life-affirming; it is unique not only in Lennon's catalog, but in all of popular music. Few albums are ever as harrowing, difficult, and rewarding as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

What Lennon failed to realize is that there are far better ways to express your anger than throwing a tantrum. Ever heard anyone say that Yoko Ono ruined John Lennon? They were lying. It was Dr. Arthur Janov. Here's your proof.
From what I've heard John Lennon's solo output is a mix between being really good and being God awful, thankfully 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' falls into the good category. It has its issues though, like I find it a bit inconsistent and sometimes really messy in its instrumentals but when John is focused and writing some sincere songs alongside pleasant instrumentals it sounds great, the simplistic instrumentals are quite pleasant and John's lyrics are quite intriguing when they work, they're ... read more
Although not my favorite albums from a solo Beatles member it is my favorite John Lennon one. With some of his most emotional and heart felt lyrics ever recorded and with a lot of shining moments such as Hold On which has always stuck within my rotation since I first heard in when I was 12.

Track Review

Mother 9/10
Hold On 10/10
I Found Out 8.5/10.
Working Class Hero 9/10
Isolation 8.5/10.
Remember 7.5/10.
Love 8.5/10.
Well Well Well 7/10
Look at Me 8/10
God 9/10
My Mummy's Dead ... read more
John really just made a terrible trilogy of albums with his girlfriend consisting of some of the worst things I've ever heard, broke up the Beatles, then made one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard.

The first part to the Plastic Ono Band series, the second one being made with Yoko Ono, is certainly the most cheerful and entertaining of the two. This entire album is filled with lighthearted and emotional tracks like God, memorable and heartwarming songs such as Hold On and Love, and ... read more
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Did I listen to the right album? I know everyone hates the ones before this album, but I'm surprised I really disliked it…
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Track List

  1. Mother
  2. Hold On
  3. I Found Out
  4. Working Class Hero
  5. Isolation
  6. Remember
  7. Love
  8. Well Well Well
  9. Look at Me
  10. God
  11. My Mummy's Dead
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Added on: March 16, 2013