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Best and worst from each album
2 March 2011
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PennyLane said:

StarWisher said:

I like Penny Lane's distinctions between songs. Very diplomatic of her! :)

oh thank you! =)



Agreed.
I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
2 March 2011
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Nothing Is Real said:

Please Please Me

F: Twist And Shout

LF: Boys

With The Beatles

F: All My Loving

LF: Little Child

A Hard Day's Night

F: I Should Have Known Better

LF: You Can't Do That

Beatles For Sale

F: I'm A Loser

LF: Words Of Love

Help!

F: Help!, I've Just Seen A Face & Yesterday

LF: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Rubber Soul

F: In My Life & Nowhere Man

LF: What Goes On

Revolver

F: For No One & I'm Only Sleeping

LF: Doctor Robert

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

F: A Day In The Life

LF: Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Magical Mystery Tour

F: Strawberry Fields Forever

LF: Flying

The White Album

F: While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, Rocky Raccoon & Sexy Sadie

LF: Revolution 9

Abbey Road

F: Something, Octopus Garden, The End & Golden Slumbers

LF: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

Let It Be

F: Let It Be & I Me Mine

LF: Dig It

Yellow Submarine

F: Hey Bulldog

LF: Only A Northen Song


You've got to be daft, most of your choices are waaaay off, is there something wrong with you?

(and no offense, by the waya-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

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I WANT A LOVE THAT'S RIGHT BUT RIGHT IS ONLY HALF OF WHAT'S WRONG
2 March 2011
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Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

 



 

You've got to be daft, most of your choices are waaaay off, is there something wrong with you?

(and no offense, by the waya-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

*9*

Saying No Offence doesn't excuse the fact that you are being mean to someone because of what songs they like.


I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
2 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

 



 

You've got to be daft, most of your choices are waaaay off, is there something wrong with you?

(and no offense, by the waya-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

*9*

Saying No Offence doesn't excuse the fact that you are being mean to someone because of what songs they like.



Well I think it does, and I even put a happy George, too
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2 March 2011
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Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

  You've got to be daft, most of your choices are waaaay off, is there something wrong with you?

(and no offense, by the waya-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

*9*

Saying No Offence doesn't excuse the fact that you are being mean to someone because of what songs they like.



Well I think it does, and I even put a happy George, too
 

It's still an insult.


I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
2 March 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

  You've got to be daft, most of your choices are waaaay off, is there something wrong with you?

(and no offense, by the waya-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

*9*

Saying No Offence doesn't excuse the fact that you are being mean to someone because of what songs they like.



Well I think it does, and I even put a happy George, too
 

It's still an insult.



Well I'm real sorry if I offended you Sun King, I just thought that Nothing Is Real wouldn't really be offended by it, especially since I put a happy face George, because her picture is him so she probably likes him best
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2 March 2011
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Well I think I'll try this now, and Nothing Is Real; if you choose to read through my list I hope afterwards you realize how daft you were being when you posted yours. And I meant that in the nicest way possible!

(Sun King, if that offended you then I'm sorry, you can have a happy face George, too!!a-hard-days-night-george-8)

 

Please Please Me

  F: Twist And Shout

  LF: Anna

WITH THE BEATLES

  F: Please Mr. Postman

  LF: It Won't Be Long

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

  F: You Can't Do That

  LF: And I Love Her(great song, but Paul's voice isn't so great on this, in my opinion) 

BEATLES FOR SALE

  F: Words Of Love

  LF: Honey Don't (Would've been Mr. Moonlight, but the opening is just too good)

HELP!

  F: Act Naturally

  LF: Yesterday (love the strings, though)

Rubber Soul

  F: The Word

  LF: Norwegion Wood (It goes a bit slow for my liking)

REVOLVER

  F: She Said She Said and Here There And Everywhere

  LF: Eleanor Rigby, For No One and Here (They're just a bit too cheesy for me, I'm afraid)

Sgt. Pepper'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

  F: Fixing A Hole, Within You Without You and When I'm 64

  LF: A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour

  F: I Am The Walrus and Penny Lane

  LF: Strawberry Fields Forever and Blue Jay Way

THE BEATLES

  F: Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Don't Pass Me By and Glass Onion

  LF: Honey Pie

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2 March 2011
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Mean Mrs. Big Mustard Coming Together With Prudence and that said:

  LF: A Day In The Life


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2 March 2011
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Lol, M3! That button is going to come in so handy, no?

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2 March 2011
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!

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2 March 2011
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I dunno. I just can't choose a least favorite. I can say just a very few songs I don't like... Ob-la-di-ob-la-da is one of them. And I'm finding love for Mr. Moonlight. a-hard-days-night-john-2

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2 March 2011
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vonbontee said:

OK, here we go. You'll note that when it comes to the "worsts", I can rarely bring myself to condemn the entire song - it's usually just a minor detail or two that I wish was different.

PPM - Best: "I Saw Her Standing There". "Please Please Me" itself is probably the better song, and "Twist And Shout" the more intense performance. But there's just something extra-musically (and instantly) thrilling about hearing that "One, two, three, FAW!" and instantly recognizing the beginning to a great song, great album, great career! It begins here. Plus it ROCKS! Worst: "Love Me Do". I don't often complain about lyrics, and idiotic lyrics don't necessarily make a song bad. But they do make "Love Me Do" the 14th-best song here. (And t's still no less than enjoyable, thanks mostly to John's harmonica)

WTB - Best: "It Won't Be Long": Another electrifying album-opener, one that jumps right out of the gate and makes even better use of the word "yeah" than "She Loves You". Worst: "Roll Over Beethoven". Of all the Beatles, George's singing style was the least suited for rock n' roll shouting, so he was the wrong Beatle to sing this one. Plus he messes up the guitar intro (intentionally or not.)

AHDN - Best: "If I Fell". Those J&P harmonies!  Worst: "Can't Buy Me Love". I dunno, I guess I just find this one kinda bland and overplayed. 12-Bar construction isn't much to speak of. Best thing about the song is the partially-erased guitar solo and the "No no no...no!" (Maybe a self-conscious reversal of their already-iconic "Yeah, yeah yeah!")

BFS - Best: "Baby's In Black". Those J&P harmonies, part 2! Worst: "Words Of Love". Those handclaps on every bar irritate me. Silly reason to call a song "worst", I know, but that's the way it is.

Help! - Best: "You've Got To Hide Your love Away". One of John's best-ever vocals. Worst: "You Like Me Too Much". Just bland.

RS - Best: So hard to choose! There's five or six that could conceivably be my favourite on any given day. But on this date (December 8th) picking anything other than "In My Life" just won't do. Worst: "Run For Your Life" pretty easily (tho I don't dislike it.)

R - Best: Another monster with a half-dozen candidates for first place. I'll say "Tomorrow Never Knows". Worst: "Good Day Sunshine". I dunno, it just kinda feels like a half-song to me sometimes. And I don't like the key change near the end - a trick that rarely impresses me.

SPLHCB - Best: First, a confession: "A Day In The Life" is not my favourite; I usually rank "Lucy" higher. But again, just for today, anything other than "ADITL" is unthinkable. Worst: Title cut, just because it violates my sense of "pop-song symmetry." it's got a verse, then the refrain, then a kind of bridge, then a second verse, then...the song ends! and fades into the next track, when I really wanted to hear that refrain a second time. I know, it's a clever trick to confound my expectations like that, and that's admirable, but that's speaking intellectually - almost subconsciously, I find myself missing that sense of musical "closure". (If that makes any sense at all...)

MMT - Best: "Strawberry Fields Forever". A triumph for all involved! Worst: "Your Mother Should Know". For the most part, I think Paul's "granny shit" is just fine, but this one really isn't anything special. The instrumental bits meander and I miss the technicolour trippiness that the rest of the album wallows in.

TB 1 - Best: "Dear Prudence". Just beautiful. Worst: "Wild Honey Pie". Especially on a double album where there's plenty of room for them, these types of brief what-the-hell throwaway oddities are fine with me. But some of Paul's dubbed vocal tracks come too close to minstrelry for my comfort.

TB 2 - Best: "Helter Skelter". What a racket! No WAY did this invent heavy metal-as-we-know-it, and as a onetime headbanger, I know of what I speak! Metal relies on precision and control, not the type of staggering, flailing, leaking disarray that "Helter Skelter" is built on. Worst: "Revolution 1". Nothing really wrong with it (well, maybe the horns. and the shoo-be-doo-wahs), and I like the weird electronic noises and sonic flaws. But really, when it comes to "Revolution" it's all about the SINGLE.

YS - Best: Well, in the past I would've said "It's All Too Much", which we all know is great. But ever since I heard the original unedited (and unreleased) full version of this song, I can't fully enjoy the shorter one. So it's "Hey Bulldog", 'cause it rocks so joyously with that bass and piano and that John & Paul banter at song's end, sounded like they were having fun! Worst: "All Together Now". Fun but an obvious throwaway. (But this isn't even a real album; and I confess that I've never played George Martin's side more than a half-dozen times in my life)

LIB (yeah, not AR!) - Easiest choices of any album. Best is "Across The Universe" and worst is "The Long & Winding Road", that is all.

AR - Best: The medley (or medleys) is unstoppable, too full of razzle-dazzle highlights, peaks and valleys, to be ignored. (For individual tracks, I'd probably go for "Here Comes The Sun"  or "She's So Heavy".) Worst: "Oh! Darling". Great song, nowhere near bad...but the too-insistent staccato arpeggios during the bridge always irritate me somewhat; if they were less distorted and played less rigidly and allowed to ring a bit, they'd sound better to my finicky ears. And was that repetition of the bridge even necessary, for that matter?)

PM 1 - Best: "I Want To Hold Your Hand". "She Loves You" may be more iconic, the Little Richard covers (and imitations) may be more rocking, but no song conveys Beatlemania (or my imagined version of it) better than "Hand". Those reverberating microtones resulting from that shared "I can't HIIIIIIDE!" can still give me chills me if I'm in the right mood. Worst: "Thank You Girl" and "I'll Get You" are both pretty weak early b-sides but I'll have to say "Matchbox" - it's my least favourite Ringo track, and the only one in which I can't detect any personality. He just sounds bored, for whatever reason.

PM 2 - Best: Damn, on a song-for-song basis, this just might be the finest Beatles album in existence! Half the songs here could be my favourite on any given day, and the other half could be my second-favourite. For the moment, I'm gonna say "We Can Work It Out" - how can a single song encompass such optimism and despair both? Beats me. Worst: There's no song here that I even come close to disliking. But, as with my remarks on "It's All Too Much", I can no longer fully enjoy "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" in the edited version found here, since I know what the full-length unedited one is like. So, that's the worst.

(Wow, wrote a lot more than I ever intended...good thing it was a really slow day here at work)


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17 March 2011
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There are no worst Beatles albums - every one of them is a gem to treasureheart

18 March 2011
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Thet was varry insitefull a-hard-days-night-george-10

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18 March 2011
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deboraht said:

There are no worst Beatles albums - every one of them is a gem to treasureheart

Well, it's not "best and worst albums" -- it's best and worst songs from each album. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

10 April 2011
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Please Please Me: F, There's a place, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

With The Beatles: F, I Wanna Be Your Man, or All My Loving, LF, Devil In Her Heart.

A Hard Day's Night: F, Tell Me Why, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Beatles for Sale: F, Honey Don't, LF, Mr. Moonlight.

Help!: F, Yesterday, LF, It's only love.

Rubber Soul: F Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown), or In my Life, LF, If I Needed Someone

Revolver: F, I'm Only Sleeping or Eleanor Rigby, LF, Love You To

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts club band: F, Fixing A Hole or When I'm Sixty-Four, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

Magical Mystery Tour: F, Fool on The Hill or I Am The Walrus, LF, Don't have one.blue-meanie

The Beatles (White Album): F, Don't Pass me by, Martha My Dear, or Rocky Raccoon, LF, Piggies

Yellow Submarine: F, Hey Bulldog, or Only A Northern Song, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Let it Be: F, Let it Be or The Long and Windiing Road, LF, Dig A Pony

Abbey Road: F, Octopus's Garden or Maxwell's Silver Hammer, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

Past Masters: F, Hey Jude, Yes it is, Matchbox, This Boy, or I'm Down, LF, Don't have one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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Please Please Me

F: I Saw Her Standing There

LF: Ask Me Why

 

With The Beatles

F: I Wanna Be Your Man

LF: Hold Me Tight

 

A Hard Day's Night

F: A Hard Day's Night

LF: Tell Me Why

 

Beatles For Sale:

F: Baby's In Black

LF: Mr. Moonlight

 

Help!:

F: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

LF: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

 

Rubber Soul

F: In My Life

LF: Run For Your Life

 

Revolver

F: I'm Only Sleeping

LF: Love You To

 

Pepper:

F: Getting Better

LF: Within You Without You

 

Magical Mystery Tour

F: Baby, You're A Rich Man

LF: Flying

 

The Beatles

F: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

LF: Revolution 9

 

Let It Be

F: Two Of Us

LF: Dig It

 

Abbey Road

F: Oh! Darling

LF: Carry That Weight

 

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ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
11 April 2011
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Ph.D. said:

Please Please Me

F: I Saw Her Standing There

LF: Ask Me Why

 

With The Beatles

F: I Wanna Be Your Man

LF: Hold Me Tight

 

A Hard Day's Night

F: A Hard Day's Night

LF: Tell Me Why

 

Beatles For Sale:

F: Baby's In Black

LF: Mr. Moonlight

 

Help!:

F: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

LF: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

 

Rubber Soul

F: In My Life

LF: Run For Your Life

 

Revolver

F: I'm Only Sleeping

LF: Love You To

 

Pepper:

F: Getting Better

LF: Within You Without You

 

Magical Mystery Tour

F: Baby, You're A Rich Man

LF: Flying

 

The Beatles

F: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

LF: Revolution 9

 

Let It Be

F: Two Of Us

LF: Dig It

 

Abbey Road

F: Oh! Darling

LF: Carry That Weight

 

Man, you do not want to know why, do you? a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Blue Nicey said:

Ph.D. said:

LF: Ask Me Why

 

LF: Tell Me Why

 

 

Man, you do not want to know why, do you? a-hard-days-night-john-6

*zigs with coffee* ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

 

I like these 2 songs, the vocals are good. I like John's raspy voice in the first one.. it sounds naturally. And the "ay ay ay ays" are great.. LOL!!

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