Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1967 Ratings: #21 / 59
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Based on 819 ratings
1967 Ratings: #8
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November 27, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol, Parlophone / Label
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This album's sheer zaniness brings it to one of my 2nd favorite album by them. Through different stories of crazy proportions, there's really not a 'great' song on here. They're all greater than amazing.

Color: Pink
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
If Sgt. Peppers was as well crafted as this album was then maybe Sgt. Peppers could have been a pretty fantastic record. Magical Mystery Tour provides a ton of Beatles songs that aren't as well known but are way more ambitious and enjoyable than their familiar hits. Front to back a fantastic record that doesn't overstay its welcome.
"Magical Mystery Tour" is an absolutely amazing psychedelic inclusion in The Beatles discography. I loved practically every moment of this, and if it only had more cohesion and slightly less filler it would likely be a perfect album for me. The psychedelic experience of this album was not exactly the best, considering that most of the songs don't fit all that well together. This causes the flow of the album to suffer slightly, but luckily none of the songs here are bad at all. This ... read more
A gem that often gets overshadowed by the more popular Beatles album, this is definitely a continuation of the Sgt. Pepper sound albeit a bit more experimental and off the wall. This is a fantastic album with multiple tracks that are straight-up iconic.

Best Track: Strawberry Fields Forever
Worst Track: Your Mother Should Know
Whilst not as great as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Magical Mystery Tour" is a great successor to that album, going full psychedelia for pretty much all of it. There were a lot of psychedelic elements on Sgt. Pepper's, but this album is infinitely more experimental, & I can appreciate that about it.

The opening title track shows that this album has a pretty loose concept, that the experience of the album is like a "tour" of sorts. I like the brass ... read more
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Track List

  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. The Fool on the Hill
  3. Flying
  4. Blue Jay Way
  5. Your Mother Should Know
  6. I Am the Walrus
  7. Hello, Goodbye
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever
  9. Penny Lane
  10. Baby, You're a Rich Man
  11. All You Need Is Love  
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Added on: August 11, 2013