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 What Is The Best Beatles Album of all time?

Please Please Me (1963)
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With The Beatles (1963)
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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Beatles for Sale (1964)
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Help! (1965)
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Rubber Soul (1965)
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Revolver (1966)
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
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The Beatles - aka the White Album (1968)
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Yellow Submarine (1969)
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Abbey Road (1969)
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Let It Be (1970)
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Other
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The Beatles - Discography
« on: September 04, 2011, 06:46:59 am »

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Re: The Beatles - Discography
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 06:48:07 am »
What is The Best Beatles Album of all time?
 I'm sticking with the UK Studio releases for this poll as their discography is a complete mess when factoring in all the other worldwide releases.



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Re: The Beatles - Discography
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 07:13:28 am »
The Beatles (Please Please Me) 1963



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Please Please Me
at #39



The Beatles (With The Beatles) 1963




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Shocking, but I don't have their first 2 albums. I fully intend to complete my collection....someday. It's ironic that I don't have the one album that has one of my all time favorite Beatles song from early in their career. Of course I'm talking about Love Me Do, which is found on Please Please Me. The Harmonica intro is just....awesome and so tasty on the ears. Who doesn't love that? Like most people, I got my start with The Beatles by way of Greatest Hits LP's and the first time I ever heard that song was with that. But of course the biggest monster hit on Please Please Me was none other than Twist and Shout.


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Re: The Beatles - Discography
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 07:20:55 am »
The Beatles (A Hard Day's Night) 1964




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A Hard Day's Night
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I'm a huge fan of The Beatles. But I'm more a fan of their stuff later in their career where they really started to experiment with recording techniques and evolving with their playing and songwriting. Having said that, A Hard Day's Night is pure vintage classic Beatles, that definitely marks the time of where they were as a band and in their songwriting. This album was release in conjunction with the movie of the same name. From the title track to Can't Buy Me Love, you just can't go wrong.

I would have to disagree with Rolling Stones placement of this album at #388. This was the album that launched them into a whole other world and had the beginnings of what would define their earlier songs. I do believe this album should rank in the Top 100.

Fave Songs: A Hard Day's Night, And I Love Her, Tell Me Why, Can't Buy Me Love and Any Time At All

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Re: The Beatles - Discography
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 08:04:22 am »
I'm gonna jump ahead here before your done... cause actually I've just gone through most of the Beatles stuff in the last few days.

For me, It's a real toss up between Sgt Pepper, which I played the hell out way back when and it has some of the best songs to sing too

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Abbey Road, which has an amazing montage of songs put into one long masterpiece "You Never Give Me Your Money", that I never get tired of.

So Abbey Road it is  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 08:12:10 am »
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 08:17:42 am »
The Beatles (Beatles for Sale) 1964



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Just like the first 2 albums, this one for whatever reason just slipped through the cracks and never made it into my clutches. Definitely plan to pick this up eventually. Someday. Eight Days A Week is their most well-known song from Beatles For Sale and a personal favorite as well. Sick cover by the way. Classic.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 08:23:39 am »
The Beatles (Help!) 1965




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Help!
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Help! is not a perfect album. It has a few songs that I can do without. But the songs that really work, are perfect in every way. Of course the songs are the title track Help!, Ticket To Ride and the one and only Yesterday. As always, I disagree with Rolling Stone Magazine's spot for this one. I personally think that A Hard Day's Night is a much better album than that of Help! And yet, RS has this one charting higher than the other. Eh?

Fave Songs: Help!, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday and Dizzy Miss Lizzy
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 08:29:10 am »
The Beatles (Rubber Soul) 1965




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Rubber Soul. This is the turning point for the band as far as expanding their songwriting as well as recording techniques and instrument experimentations. Sitar anyone? This has one foot in the past and one foot and two hands in the future of what's to come. This is also the album that Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys has said influenced him to make my all time favorite Beach Boys album: Pet Sounds. I would agree with Rolling Stone Magazine with it's placement...or pretty close to it. Definitely Top 10.

It's very hard to play Rubber Soul just one time through. It's an impossibility. I have been playing this one half the day and never get tired of it. Stand out songs include Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man, Michelle and In My Life.

Fave Songs: All of them. But Norwegian Wood is tops IMO.

Cool cover too. Epic cover is more like it. Iconic.

Amazing album, but nowhere near as good as the stuff that's coming after it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 08:35:07 am »
The Beatles (Revolver) 1966




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Revolver to me is the true beginning of what The Beatles are all about. From Taxman to Eleonor Rigby to Love You To to Yellow Submarine to She Said She Said to Tomorrow Never Knows all pushed the envelope of what the band could do, thus changing the course of music history that's still being felt to this day. And it only gets better from here on out. I remember the first time I ever heard of Yellow Submarine as a kid and thinking it was the dumbest, hokiest song I had ever heard. Over the years it's just grown on me to the point where I just think its so f*cking awesome now. Ringo ftw!! FYI, playing Yellow Submarine on The Beatles Rock Band gives me a thrill that I just shouldn't be getting from a game with so many other great songs on there.

I can agree with Rolling Stone's placement here.  If not at #3, then  definitely Top 5.  I have so many favorite albums that I'm trying to keep them all in check of where each should go. I will be playing this one for the rest of the night.

Fave Songs: Everyone of the songs to me is classic. But my fave of the bunch is definitely Tomorrow Never Knows.

Sick sick sick cover.  The art is just....too cool.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 09:14:42 am »
The Beatles (Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band) 1967




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at #1


Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is unquestionably one of the greatest albums of all time. There's something to be said when Rolling Stone Magazine picked it as #1 for it's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list. I have probably listened to this more than any other Beatles album. But with my current Beatles listening party marathon in progress, I'm curious to see how this will still rank since I haven't listened to the bulk of their entire catalog in one sitting in a long time. Should be interesting to see how it plays out for me here as I'm quite fond of the White Album and Abbey Road. It could come down to a 3 way tie when it comes time for me to vote what I consider the best Beatles Album Of All Time. I have at times chosen the other two over Peppers before. So...stay tuned. Oh, who am I kidding? We ALL know that Rolling Stone dropped the ball on this one. Everyone knows that the Abbey Road belongs in the #1 slot, with Peppers coming in at #2. Just sayin'.

As for the album itself, it has THE greatest Beatles song ever....A Day In The Life. EPIC. Never fails. Other stand out songs are With a Little Help from My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, She's Leaving Home and Within You Without You. This album is more than just the songs though. It was the technical advancement with recording techniques that elevated this one to a whole new level. The entire album is a wonderous marvel.

Album cover ftw! Iconic anyone?

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2011, 09:27:02 am »
The Beatles (aka the White Album) 1968


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I'll skip all the obvious praising of the "White Album" and just jump right into how I came up with the rating for this. First off, the "White Album" is not perfect, in large part to one "song". That song of course is Revolution 9. It's nothing more then a series of noises, loops, repeating words, etc...And it's something I rarely listen to...if at all. Having said that, Revolution 9 belongs on the album since it has taken on mythic proportions by being the catalyst for the "Paul Is Dead" urban legend. With all the sh*t this song caused back then and the fact that it's still a hot button topic today (even though it was proven to be a hoax. Duh.), I bump the rating back up a half a star.

Fave Songs: Back To USSR, Dear Prudence, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Helter Skelter, Long, Long, Long, Revolution 1 and Good Night with While My Guitar Gently Weeps getting the MVP nod for the entire album IMO.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011, 09:29:10 am »
The Beatles (Yellow Submarine) 1969



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Anyone want to review Yellow Submarine as well as Please Please Me, With The Beatles and Beatles for Sale since these are the ones I don't have and can't review personally. I would like to hear what the verdict is on these albums.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2011, 09:36:07 am »
The Beatles (Abbey Road) 1969




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Abbey Road
at #14

Abbey-fuucking-Road. ABBEY-FUUCKING-ROAD!!! ABBEY-FUUUUCKING-ROAD!!!!!!!

This is one amazing piece of work. This is where it all came together (pun not intended). Everything that had been hinted at on the last few albums reaches an apex here. Now, a lot of people like to throw out descriptive words such as "tight", "well-structured", etc...in describing Abbey Road. Well there's a reason for that. It simply is the tightest album there is. There isn't one clunker anywhere to be found here. Another thing that I really dig about Abbey Road is how a majority of songs segue right into the next, which does give the album a coehsive feel in that it all sounds like one big song. A true "album" in every sense of the word.

Another thing, a lot of people think that Let It Be was the final recording of The Beatles. Yes, it's true that Let It Be was the final product that was released to the public. But Abbey Road was in fact the last thing they recorded together as a band before breaking up.

Fave Songs: Every-fuuucking-one-of-them!!!!!!

But I gotta point out what I think are the Creme de la Creme songs here. Come Together, Something, Oh! Darling, I Want You, Here Comes The Sun, Because, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry The Weight and The End. Carry The Weight gets the MVP here. Duh!!

George Harrison really got to shine here.

I have been playing this all day and will definitely keep playing it till I drift off to sleep tonight.  Album cover ftw!! It's one of, if not the most iconic cover of all time. Paul is barefoot! Uh oh! Does that mean he is.....

...naw.

FYI, I totally object to Rolling Stone putting Abbey Road at #14. It belongs in the #1 slot. Can I get a "hell yeah?"
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2011, 10:15:49 am »
The Beatles (Let It Be) 1970




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Let It Be
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Let It Be is a solid album, but not a great one. Anything that follows Abbey Road is just an impossible task and is destined to be a huge let down IMO. This isn't an album that I have listened to a whole lot over the years. Having said that, this album does have some of the greatest Beatles songs in their entire catalog with Across The Universe, Let It Be, The Long And Winding Road and Get Back. But I usually just go straight for the Greatest Hits package to hear those.

Fave Songs: Across The Universe, Let It Be, The Long And Winding Road and Get Back
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