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Ranking The Beatles' official studio albums
24 June 2010
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Hmmm… Here goes.

1. Revolver. I don't know why. In fact, some of my least favorite songs are on this album. (I'm looking at you, "Got To Get You Into My Life" and "Here, There, and Everywhere.") But Paul makes up for himself on "For No One, one of my favorite songs ever. 

2. Sgt. Pepper. We got the album remasters out of order, and Pepper was my favorite for quite a while. "A Day In The Life?" LOVE it. (High-frequency tone? Not so much.) My least favorite song on this one is probably "Fixing A Hole." The lyrics are great, but I just can't stand to listen to it. 

3. Abbey Road. Side two. (But if I listen to the whole thing straight, I don't always skip "I Want You(She's So Heavy)," hereby known as "The Eternal Song of Never-Endingness," even though it's not my favorite.)

4. Rubber Soul (With the exception of the last track, which I ALWAYS skip. In fact, that track is my least favorite song. I'd rather listen to Revlolution 9). "Nowhere Man" just makes me cry. It's so perfect. 

5. Help! The movie songs are great, but so is side two. Of course, I skip "It's Only Love." 

6. Please Please Me. I skip about half of the songs, but I just love the half I don't skip! 

7. With the Beatles. Just listen to "Till There Was You," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Please Mr. Postman," and "Money(That's What I Want)." Yes, I know those songs are all covers. Oh, wait! I have more! "Little Child!" "Not A Second Time!" "It Won't be Long!" Gah! 

8. A Hard Day's Night. Oh no! It's too far down! Too bad I'm not doing ties. 

9. The Beatles. There's a bunch of stuff I usually skip (Looking at you, "Why Don't We Do it in the Road?"), but I like the feeling it radiates when you play it straight through without skipping anything.

10. (ducks) Beatles for Sale. I've seen a lot of people who think it's an enormous step back, but I like to think of it as a "catch-all" album with a mixed batch of songs. Song I always skip: Mr. Moonlight. Do I have to say any more? 

11. Let It Be. I think this might be the only album that I like all the songs. (Even "The Long And Winding Road." It sounds so nice in the movie without all the Spectorization.) I haven't heard LIB Naked. Is it good? 

12. Yellow Submarine. Four new songs plus two old songs plus seven george-martin arrangements isn't my idea of an album. But maybe I'm just being picky. (I do love "Hey Bulldog" and "It's All Too Much." P.S. What does George say at the beginning?) 

13. Magical Mystery Tour. I hate hate HATE the title track, and I'm not a fan of most of the movie songs. "I Am The Walrus" is an exception. If we're doing the double-EP version, then "Walrus" is the only saving grace. If we're doing the album version, I like side two. It might be enough to bump the album up a notch. 

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24 June 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Hmmm… Here goes.

1. Revolver. I don't know why. In fact, some of my least favorite songs are on this album. (I'm looking at you, "Got To Get You Into My Life" and "Here, There, and Everywhere.") But Paul makes up for himself on "For No One, one of my favorite songs ever. 

 


Got To Get You Into My Life is about weed btw. Also, it is the only beatles song I've ever admired with a horns section besides Hey Jude.
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MrBig said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Hmmm… Here goes.

1. Revolver. I don't know why. In fact, some of my least favorite songs are on this album. (I'm looking at you, "Got To Get You Into My Life" and "Here, There, and Everywhere.") But Paul makes up for himself on "For No One, one of my favorite songs ever. 

 


Got To Get You Into My Life is about weed btw. Also, it is the only beatles song I've ever admired with a horns section besides Hey Jude.
 

I know "Got To Get You Into My Life" is about cannabis. Paul, how could you? a-hard-days-night-ringo-15 BUT if Paul insists on playing it during the July 13th concert, I MIGHT forgive him….

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Joe said:

 

Magical Mystery Tour
Although here in the UK it wasn't a proper album, it's hard to argue with a collection of songs that includes Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and I Am The Walrus. The inclusion of Flying, Blue Jay Way and All You Need Is Love means I don't bother listening to it all that often, but I still love it.

Really? Someone who Doesn`t Like All You Need Is Love. I love that song!!!!

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12 February 2011
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I miss these sort of threads with our lively Beatles discussion, so hopefully some of the newer members could post their lists. a-hard-days-night-john-5

Here's my updated list.

1. The White Album – so many incredible songs, the only thing I would do is add more songs from Anthology 3 to make it a quadruple album with potentially 50 songs!

2. Rubber Soul – I don't think any songwriter ever could top John's contributions on a single album, even despite Run for Your Life (which is still a very good song).

3. Revolver - Yikes this album has some good songs, but there are a few songs that I don't enjoy that much (Good Day Sunshine, Doctor Robert, Got To Get You Into My Life).

4. Beatles For Sale – I think No Reply and I'm a Loser are the best two opening songs on any of their albums.

5. Sgt Pepper – some not so great songs, but certainly the creativity was at an all time high.

6. A Hard Days Night – a very solid album, not a bad song on it but a few average ones.

7. Abbey Road - maybe a little low, I would honestly put the song quality of this album at number one, but it just seems too perfect, if that makes sense.a-hard-days-night-paul-10

8. MMT – I don't dislike any of the songs on this album, but the first few songs aren't some of my favorites.

9. Help – If an album was judged by it's five best songs, this would be in the top three. After that, it gets a bit dicey and I really dislike some of those songs near the end.

10. Let it Be – I enjoy everything about this album, the silly Lennon dialogues and all, but still there are some not so great songs here.

11. Please Please Me – an incredible debut album, but still a debut album.

12. With the Beatles – Some good songs, some bad ones too.

13. YS - Hey Bulldog is great, the rest are good and the instrumentals are forgettable.

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12 February 2011
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1. The Beatles (White Album)

  • The album as a whole is just fantastic. Even though individually tehre are soem songs that aren't the greatest, it fits the album. It makes teh album. Some amazing songs on this album. My first Beatles album. It holds sentimental value.

2. Abbey Road

  • One of the greatest albums ever. Brilliant inside and out. The only Beatles album I can listen to fully without skipping (yes even Maxwell's Silver Hammer). 

3. Revolver

  • Again, a brilliant album. It, to me, seems all out of place. Different genres exploding throughout the album. It works. Different ideas coming together. Plus I love the album cover. Like I love just staring at it.

4. Rubber Soul

  • Used to be my 2nd fav, then I heard AR and Revolver. Sorry Rubber! But I like the grown up feel of the album. It is a grown up album with the different topics they sing about. I just like Revolver a little more.

5. Help!

  • Great album with a great movie. The movie helped (ha! see  what I did there! that was unintentional) me love this album. It's a fun album with some really beautiful songs thrown into the mix. 

6. Magical Mystery Tour

  • Though the movie is a bit off, I still love the album. It made no sense. But I think it is the craziness of teh album as a whole that just brings me to this psychadelic realm that I wish I grew up in. 

7. Let It Be

  • Over produced as we said in the Let It Be thread. But there is a lot of potential on the labum with some great songs. They were just butchered to the point of no return (yeah I'm talking about Long and Winding Road and Across The Universe)

8. Sgt. Pepper's

  • Individually, I am not a fan of most of the songs on the album. As a whole, they fit well for this psychadelic journey into 1967. It sets a standard for that year. I respect the album for its production and engineering value, but I never really got the album. Would I say it is a miss for McCartney? No, because it still a good album. I was just never a fan. I do like the cover though.

9. A Hard Day's Night

  • Again, it is the movie that helped me like this album. Not a fan of every song, but it is rather a strong album. 

10. Yellow Submarine

  • I only like the first side of the album. George Martin's orchestra intrumentals are great but I can never remember them. And if I can't remember half the album, I forget the whole album. The album is rather forgetable with some interesting songs on there. 

11. Please Please Me

  • I respect this album for being their first one and being quite strong. But I confess, I don't remember much of their music before 1965.

12. With the Beatles

  • I don't remember not disliking this album.

13. Beatles for Sale

  • I never really liked this album. George's turnip hair keeps me from completely hating it.

Yeah, thats my list.

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PennyLane said:

 

13. Beatles for Sale

  • I never really liked this album. George's turnip hair keeps me from completely hating it.

Yeah, thats my list.

Go Turnip Hair!!!!!


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12 February 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

PennyLane said:

 

13. Beatles for Sale

  • I never really liked this album. George's turnip hair keeps me from completely hating it.

Yeah, thats my list.

Go Turnip Hair!!!!!



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12 February 2011
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Ringo should use Turnup Hair when saying Peace and Love.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Ringo should use Turnup Hair when saying Peace and Love.


That would be epic.

 

The world would truly know peace.

 

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12 February 2011
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PennyLane said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

PennyLane said:

 

13. Beatles for Sale

  • I never really liked this album. George's turnip hair keeps me from completely hating it.

Yeah, thats my list.

Go Turnip Hair!!!!!


Turnip hair saves lives!

Turnip hair should be a new trend. 

 

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PeterWeatherby said:

Revolver is my favorite, and I wrote a really long-winded diatribe about why I think it's their best album.

Please Please Me is probably second on the list, because it's so full of zip and spark and live-sound energy.

Let it Be is third, with this very important clarification: I'm talking about the "Naked" album.

Beatles for Sale is fourth, because I absolutely love the vocal harmonies on this album – "Eight Days A Week", "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", "Words Of Love", "Baby's in Black", "No Reply" – I think this is John and Paul at their "duo best".

Honestly, after that, it's a grab-bag of interchangeability. 

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Where's the rest of My post? I'll finish my list later

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GniknuS said:

4. Beatles For Sale – I think No Reply and I'm a Loser are the best two opening songs on any of their albums.

I'll take it a step further, Gnik because I am a big fan of Baby's in Black. To me, that opening trio is hard to beat.

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1. Revolver

2. Rubber Soul

3. The Beatles

4. Abbey Road

5. Magical Mystery Tour LP

6. A Hard Day's Night

7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

8. Let It Be

9. Help!

10. Please Please Me

11. Beatles for Sale

12. Yellow Submarine

13. With the Beatles

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1. Revolver

2. Rubber Soul

3. Abbey Road

4. The White Album

5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

6. Help!

7. A Hard Day's Night

8. Let It Be

9. Please Please Me

10. Magical Mystery Tour

11. Yellow Submarine

- With the Beatles

- Beatles For Sale

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This looks like fun. Here is my ranking of the albums:

Rubber Soul

Revolver

Abbey Road

Beatles For Sale

With The Beatles

The White Album

A Hard Day's Night

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Help!

Magical Mystery Tour

Please Please Me

Let It Be

Yellow Submarine

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Here's My list.

  1. Revolver
  2. Rubber Soul
  3. Pepper
  4. Abbey Road
  5. A Hard Day’s Night
  6. White Album
  7. Help!
  8. Let It Be
  9. Please Please Me
  10. Beatles For Sale
  11. Magical Mystery Tour
  12. With The Beatles
  13. Yellow Submarine

*9*

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1. Revolver – I love this album so much!! Theirs not one song on it I don't like, and I think that on this album, all of George's songs are as good as Paul and John's songs.
2. Abbey Road – side two is crazy, and this album was a great end to the best band of all times!
3. With The Beatles – I just really like the vocals on this album, and I the covers are grate, too! I especialy like Money and Please Mr. Postman and I like George's songs on this alat too!!!
4. Sgt. Pepper's – If A Day In The Life weren't on this, I'd probably have it at five, but if it had Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, it'd prolly be won.!!
5. A Hard Day's Night and Help! And Rubber Soul – I can't decide which ones I like better! There all so grate!? And I love all the songs on all these albums, even though I said Act Naturally was in my 10 least favorites, I'd changed my mind since then, I think it fits Ringo prrfectley
6. Please Please Me – I love how raw this albm is, and they picks the perfict songs to start and end this album.!!!
7. Magical Mystery Tour – This album has three of their coolest songs, SFF, PL & IATW; I love those songs!! I love ever song on this alb rely though, with the exception of Flying.
8. The White Album – this album has so many great songs on it, and only a couple not so great songs on it(Revolution 9, Wild Honey Pie & Goodnight) which is pretty crazy considering how big it is. And now that I think of it harder, I don't think that this album should be this low, but I don't kno wear else I'd put it!!
9. Let It Be – Alot of great songs on this album, not greatly produced though, unfortunately!!!

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