Beatles Album Started It All

Larz Ostrander, Staff writer

The Beatles are a band that need no introduction. Even if you don’t listen to the Beatles
you have most likely heard Come Together, Hey Jude, and Here Comes the Sun. This is the
album that started it all for the Fab Four. Not their most ambitious or musically complex album
by far, but shows how far the Beatles progressed over the years. With this album, they were
mostly just a boy band in the 60s. However, this album is nowhere close to bad. One of their
most popular songs Twist and Shout comes from this album.
When this album was released, the boys were immediate hits in Britain and within a year
they were big stars in the U.S. as well, and eventually became an international hit. Songs like
Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There, and Twist and Shout got major traction all over and still
get played on the radio to this day, showcasing the Beatles influence and longevity. Twist and
Shout would go on to be used in many Hollywood movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
This album has my personal favorite Beatles track: Do You Want to Know a Secret.
Sung by George Harrison, this song is kind of a simpler 60s boy band love song. But if that’s
what you are looking for, this song scratches that itch perfectly. This song is a perfect song for
an old couple who has been married for 50 years to dance to by their fireplace. This track is one
of the sweetest, most innocent Beatles songs. It is very simple, but not lacking, it has all it
All in all, there isn’t a whole lot to say about this album really. Like Do You Want to Know
a Secret, most of the rest of the album doesn’t have a whole lot to it, but that is what they were
going for with this album. The point of this album wasn’t to knock your socks off with middle
eastern instruments and songs inspired by an acid trip, but to make an easy-listening, tender
album about teenage love. This album is a good 7/10, very good at what it is attempting to do,
but isn’t necessarily groundbreaking.