Tuesday, October 29, 2013

40 Year Itch : Yes is the Answer

Retreating from the political messages of Some Time In New York City. for Mind Games John Lennon focused on his very best subject for songwriting subjects : himself. Sure, there are the Lennon-esque cries for peace and love and understanding but the more personal songs written for Yoko have far more resonance. The Anthology versions of most Mind Games songs are cleaner and more enjoyable. Though fans will argue this is one of Lennon's most overlooked gems, Lennon himself referred to all albums between Imagine and Double Fantasy as dog shit.

A few weeks after the release of Mind Games, Yoko Ono released her most commercial album, the feminist-themed Feeling the Space, which earned this critical acclaim from Billboard Magazine: "Singing is excellent". 

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