Double Fantasy

Today, I decided to listen to Double Fantasy by John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono. This album is one of my favorite albums, as well as one of my least favorite albums of all time. As the last album released by John Lennon before his murder in 1980, this album is memorable in more ways than one.

First of all, I must say that this John Lennon is one of the greatest songwriters in music history and, therefore, his murder was quite tragic to say the least. This album was released just after he had disappeared from the music industry for 5 years to raise his son, Sean. Many songs on the album include Lennon’s thoughts on his departure for so long, as well as his undying affection for Yoko.

As for the music, I can honestly say that I really only enjoy half the songs on the album. That is to say, I like John Lennon’s songs; I am not too crazy about Yoko Ono’s music. As I listened to the record, I found myself having to lift the needle again and again in order to skip over her songs and hear John Lennon’s sweet melodies.

Released just three weeks before John Lennon’s death in 1980, Double Fantasy was a worldwide commercial success. The album was #1 on the U.S. charts, where it stayed for three weeks, and went on to win 1981 Album of the Year at the Grammys.

What do you think of Yoko Ono’s music? Comment below!

  1. ecadad says:

    What’s wrong with Yoko’s music? Kiss Kiss Kiss is a song that was far ahead of it’s time, before the eighties and nineties. She isn’t a good singer, but she’s extremely creative and is a part of the record. It was recorded as a conversation between John and his wife, Yoko, so you shouldn’t skip the songs. They are “different”, but not “bad”. It’s called avant-garde, and although it’s not very commercial, it is music.

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