Janan Ganesh

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (58 of 74)


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Magical Mystery Tour ~ The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour ~ The Beatles
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This was originally released as an EP, comprising only the first six tracks of this album version. A pity, because, had it been released as it is now, it would surely be rated alongside 'Rubber Soul', 'Revolver' and 'Sgt.Pepper' as one the Beatles' great albums. It captures the Beatles at a time when they had become bored of being the best pop group ever and the best rock group ever, and wanted to be the best psychedlic group ever too.
The title track, 'Hello Goodbye', McCartney's 'The Fool on the Hill' and Harrison's 'Blue Jay Way' are all typically excellent compositions, but even if they weren't, this album would still be an essential purchase for two reasons: 'Penny Lane' and… Read more
Revolver ~ The Beatles
Revolver ~ The Beatles
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
In 1966, the Beach Boys released their masterpiece, 'Pet Sounds', after being inspired by the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' which had been released the previous year. It presented a creative challenge to the Beatles, and the world waited to see whether they could respond with an album worthy of restoring their primacy in the compelling artistic competition between the two bands. With 'Revolver', they did that and more.
Here we have the most important exponents of popular music captured at the peak of their powers. Containing the finest moments of Lennon ('Tomorrow Never Knows'), McCartney ('Eleanor Rigby') and Harrison ('Taxman'), 'Revolver' is not merely the best album by the Beatles, but… Read more
Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D'Souza
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought this while on holiday in Boston and wondered why nobody in the UK writes these kinds of books. It is an engaging personal account of D'Souza's development as a conservative - conentrating largely on his student days at Dartmouth, where he turned a campus publication into a national phenomenon - as well as a refutation of liberal/left-wing positions on a range of issues, including affirmative action and the welfare state.
Don't expect anything profound from this book: it is not intended to be a substantial contribution to conservative thought. There is, for example, no attempt to seriously address the contradictions of conservative philosophy (e.g. why is the present considered… Read more