John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
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Based on 4 reviews
1970 Ratings: #50 / 99
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Based on 235 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.
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
Did I listen to the right album? I know everyone hates the ones before this album, but I'm surprised I really disliked it…
With an album cover like that I was expecting something really pretty and heartfelt. Oh how I was wrong...
Well, at least this one is actual music! That's one improvement from the horrid trilogy of albums that John and Yoko composed from 1968-1969.

Surprisingly though, I wasn't taken aback by this as some others obviously were. I thought John's songwriting was pretty good, but the melodies were rather weak and a lot of the tracks were just forgettable imo. Of course, there are a few exceptions to that claim. Those exceptions being tracks like "Mother", "Love", and ... read more
While This Record May Have Duds, The Highlights Outshine Them And John Lennon Gives Us A Wonderful, Personal Record That Doesn’t Disappoint.
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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