Review #11: Revolver, The Beatles

Karla Clifton
2 min readJan 16, 2021

#11: Revolver, The Beatles

Our first repeat band! I’m just thrilled it was The Beatles and not Bob Dylan.

Revolver was a favorite album of mine in college, so I was excited to see it included near the top of the list. However, when the time came for me to listen to it on my road trip, I was on the home stretch of my Day 1 drive, and was ready to pass out. I was still nearly an hour away from the hotel I’d selected a few hours earlier, and I was absolutely exhausted. This album became a test of endurance.

In the middle of “Tomorrow Never Knows,” I made it to the hotel. Usually I make a point to watch some hotel TV (isn’t it weird how Shark Tank is always on?), but this time I was struggling to keep my eyes open as walked from my car to the hotel lobby. I slept for eight hours, slept like the dead.

The next morning I woke up, hopped back into my car, and fell back onto the highway.


“Eleanor Rigby” — The first time I heard this song, it really struck me that the Beatles might really be the best band ever. I’d never heard a pop song with so many strings in it before.

“Love You To” — Totally love the sitar. Wow, George Harrison wrote this song!

“Here, There and Everywhere” — Okay, I looked at the Wikipedia page for this song, and apparently Paul McCartney says that “God Only Knows” (from #2) inspired this one. They do sound kind of like the Beach Boys here.

“Yellow Submarine” — No joke, I think this song is a masterpiece. It could have been written by Shel Silverstein.

“She Said, She Said” — The Black Keys do an awesome cover of this song.

“And Your Bird Can Sing” — This album’s peppiest tune, with it’s second-most whimsical lyrics.

“Doctor Roberts” — The well well well part of this song is magical.

“Tomorrow Never Knows” — This album is definitely about drugs.


“I’m Only Sleeping” — Imagine this song coming on when the only thing you want to do is sleep.

“Good Day Sunshine” — This one is somehow worse.


I’m going to say no. There was a point when I would have said that I liked Revolver more than Abbey Road (#5), but that isn’t true anymore. Could it be that nearly falling asleep at the wheel to the music diminished my appreciation for it? Perhaps. All I know is this is my favorite album to fall asleep to.

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