YMMV / Let It Be

  • Anticlimax: Many critics and listeners considered the album as a whole to be this for The Beatles' career. The NME famously dismissed it as "a shabby epitaph, a cardboard tombstone". Although the album rarely succumbs to full-on Fanon Discontinuity, there is something of a Broken Base over whether it or Abbey Road should be considered their true "final album", as Abbey Road was the last to be recorded and is viewed by many as a more fitting finale.
  • Applicability: Paul's mom was the inspiration for the "Mother Mary" lyric from "Let It Be". When asked if the song referred to the Virgin Mary, McCartney has typically answered the question by assuring his fans that they can interpret the song however they would like.
  • Critical Backlash: For decades this album was considered to be the least good Beatles album. However, with the passing of time it has been partially Vindicated by History as not as bad as some people make it out to be.
  • Tear Jerker: The film can be this at several, seeing quite a few scenes show this legendary rock band quarrel among themselves to that point that they can no longer stand each other after all the magnificent art they have created together and the world they changed.


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