John Lennon - Imagine
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Based on 4 reviews
1971 Ratings: #17 / 136
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1971 Ratings: #69
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Docky
80

The Beebles In The 70s: Part 7
Imagine

John Lennon’s 2nd album is a huge change in style from his first, it’s much more commercial and conventional, with less harsh and intense moments, it’s also far less consistent.

Though that doesn’t take anything away from John’s admittedly fantastic songwriting skills and his knack for a catchy tune.

The album opens on Imagine which is a song everyone is familiar with and has a strong opinion about…Oh boy here I go, ... read more

andiov1
86

Manifesting a world where Gal Gadot & co didn't do a piss poor cover of the title track less than a month into the pandemic, maybe then we could have just laughed at Ben Shapiro trying to explain why it's the worst song ever as it blares over what he's trying to say. It's honestly still baffling how tone-deaf that was, but hey, if Gal Gadot wants to go ahead and simp for an apartheid state that loves to bomb children a year after preaching love and peace, she's within her right to be an ... read more

CameronFriezer
74

Favourite: Imagine
Worst: Oh Yoko!

1. Imagine - 10
[So beautiful, a truly perfect song]

2. Crippled Inside - 5
[That instrumental is very frustrating and annoying completely over powers the vocals and just so hard to listen to by the end]

3. Jealous Guy - 8.5
[Really beautiful track the only problem I have with this I felt like the vocals is that some of the notes he was singing to could have be chosen better but other than that the instrumental is beautiful and just love the lyrics and ... read more

TommyToons
85

Imagine crippled inside jealous guy, it's so hard

Winter018
83

John's a great example of separating artist from its art

Paxster
74

The title track has to be one of the most overrated in the history of rock with little depth to its gigantic vision. The rest of the record has some enjoyable pop, tinged with an aggressive hangover from Plastic Ono Band. Jealous Guy is one of Lennon's greatest compositions.

Track Picks: 'Jealous Guy', 'It's So Hard', 'I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die', 'How Do You Sleep?'

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Added on: March 16, 2013