Rolling Stone - Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...THE WHITE ALBUM is an exhilarating sprawl - some of the Beatles' most daring and delicate work..."Vibe - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyQ - Ranked #7 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...[Out of] boundless enthusiasm and creeping paranoia - comes [their] most peculiar record....Childish, colorful, antiquated and faintly macabre..."NME - Ranked #8 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'Q - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's the most honest portrait of a band breaking some limits and banging their heads against others."Paste - "Each track is anchored by the unmistakable collaboration of The Beatles as a solid musical unit."
Each song on the double album The Beatles is an entity unto itself, but that sprawl makes the White Album captivating. Lennon turns in two of his best ballads with "Dear Prudence" and "Julia," then scours the Abbey Road vaults for the collage "Revolution 9." McCartney doesn't go to the same extremes, yet his songs range from the ska-inflected "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" to the proto-metal roar of "Helter Skelter." Harrison started to hit his stride as evidenced by "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Savoy Truffle," and the haunting "Long, Long, Long," while Ringo turns in his first original, the lumbering "Don't Pass Me By." None of it sounds like it was meant to share space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style through its mess. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine|
・オリジナル盤発売日 | 1968年11月22日