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Ranking The Beatles' official studio albums
24 July 2012
Drake 42681
Vancouver Island,BC,Canada
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Here is mine

13- Beatles For Sale

12- Yellow Submarine

11- With The Beatles

10- Please Please Me

9- Magical Mystery Tour

8- A Hard Days Night

7- Let It Be

6- Rubber Soul

5- Help!

4- Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

3- Abbey Road

2- Revolver

1- The White Album

6 August 2012
Vienna, Austria
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12 April 2012

I'm going to do a new ranking

Without Past Masters, Magical Mystery Tour, naked, anthology (and also yellow submarine doesn't really fit in this ranking)….

11. With The Beatles
10. Please Please Me
9. Beatles For Sale
8. A Hard Days Night
7. Help!
6. Revolver
5. Let It Be
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Rubber Soul
2. White Album
1. Abbey Road

With compilations, alternative album versions….. (I won't include let it be now because I'm going to use naked)

18. With The Beatles
17. Please Please Me
16. Beatles For Sale
15. A Hard Days Night
14. Past Masters, Vol. 1
13. Anthology 1
12. Help!
11. Yellow Submarine
10. Revolver
9. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
8. Anthology 2
7. Anthology 3
6. Rubber Soul
5. Magical Mystery Tour
4. Let It Be… Naked
3. White Album
2. Past Masters, Vol. 2
1. Abbey Road

Wow Abbey Road is the only album which is on the same place in both rankings

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9 August 2012
New Jersey, USA
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23 July 2012

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


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10 August 2012
Inside a Letterbox
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I will never, never buy the argumen that releasing singes FROM an album is "ripping off fans". Giving consumers a chance to buy a 16-song version of Rubber Soul that includes "Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out" is a ripoff?

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
28 January 2013
Beatles in the Blood
Nowhere Land
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12 January 2013

Finally a place to say my albums

A Hard Days Night :

Side One: A Hard Days Night, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, And I Love Her, Tell Me Why, Can't Buy Me Love (Anthology 1 version)

Side Two: Any Time At All, Things We Said Today, When I Get Home, You Can't Do That, I'll Be Back, You Know What Do, and Shout

Abbey Road:

Side One: Come Together, Something, Come And Get It, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, All Things Must Pass, Oh! Darling, Octupus's Garden, Here Comes The Sun

Side Two: Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polethene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

Beatles for Sale:

Side One: No Reply, I'm a Loser, Baby's In Black, Sure to Fall (In Love with You), Eight Days A Week (Anthology 1 version), I'll Follow The Sun, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

Side Two: Every Litlle Thing, Misery, Words Of Love, Rock And Roll Music,Don't Ever Change, What You're Doing, Leave My Kitten Alone


Side One: Help!, The Night Before, You've Got to Hide You're Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, If You've Got Trouble, Ticket To Ride

Side Two: It's Only Love, I'm Down, I've Just Seen A Face, That Means A Lot, Act Naturally, Yes it Is, Yesterday

Let it Be

Side One: Two of Us, Dig A Pony, Old Brown Shoe, Across The Universe, Teddy Boy, I Me Mine, Let it Be

Side Two: I've Got a Feeling, Long and Winding Road (Anthology), For You Blue, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Mailman Bring Me No More Blues, Don't Let Me Down, Get Back

Magical Mystery Tour

Side One: Magical Mystery Tour, The Fool On The Hill, Flying, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know, I Am The Walrus

Side Two: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, Hello Goodbye, When I'm 64, You Know My Name (Look up the Number), Baby You're A Rich Man, All You Need Is Love

Please Please Me

Side One: Hello Little Girl, To Know Her is to Lover Her, Chains, Baby It's You, P.S I Love You, I'll Be On My Way, Please Please Me

Side Two: Boys, Young Blood, Do You Want To Know A Secret, In Spite Of All The Danger, How Do You Do It, There's a Place, I Saw Her Standing There


Side One: Taxman, Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping, Here There And Everywhere, Yellow Submarine, She Said She Said, Paperback Writer

Side Two: Good Day Sunshine, And Your Bird Can Sing, For No One, Rain, I Want To Tell You, Got To Get You Into My Life, Tomorrow Never Knows

Rubber Soul:

Side One: Drive My Car, Norwegain Wood (This Bird Has Flown), You Won't See Me, Nowhere Man, Think For Yourself, The Word, Day Tripper 

Side Two: What Goes On, Girl, I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, Wait, If I Needed Someone, We Can Work It Out

Sgt Pepper's

Side One: Sgt Pepper, With a Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Getting Better, Fixing A Hole, She's Leaving Home, Penny Lane

Side Two: Within You Without You, Lovely Rita, Strawberry Fields Forever, Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt Pepper (Reprise), A Day In The Life

I'm not going to list The Beatles songtracks bottom line I'm dropping Revolution 9, Wild Honey Pie, Why Don't We Do It In The Road? and added Not Guilty, Junk, Sour Milk Sea, Child Of Nature and the Revolution  from the single instead of Revolution 1.

With the Beatles

Side One: It Won't Be Long, All I've Got to Do, All My Loving, Don't Bother Me, One After 909, From Me To You, I'll Get You

Side Two: She Loves You, This Boy, PLease Mr. Postman, Roll Over Beethoven, You've Really Got a Hold on Me, THat'll Be the Day, I Wanna Be Your Man

The Incedibly True Story THat Never Ends. By Sam.

Best Friend: WHat are you listening to

Me: The Beatles

Best Friend: Go Figure

29 January 2013
coming in through the bathroom window
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17 January 2013

I admire everybody's efforts on these posts, because I just can't wrap my brain around it.  It's just so much good music, I find it way too hard to decide!  Although I will say, that if someone held a gun to my head and said I HAD to choose my favourite album, it would be Sgt. Pepperheart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"


29 January 2013
Inner Light
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30 January 2013
Egroeg Evoli
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6 December 2012

13 – 2) I'll figure it out later.

1) Abbey Road

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21 March 2013
Carnegie Hall
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18 March 2013

13. With the Beatles

12. Yellow Submarine

11. Beatles for Sale

10. Magical Mystery Tour

9. Help!

8. A Hard Day's Night

7. Please Please Me

6. Let it Be

5. Revolver

4. Rubber Soul

3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. The Beatles

1. Abbey Road

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
23 March 2013
A Beginning
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22 March 2013

I guarantee this will change later on, like it always does;


1. Rubber Soul

2. Abbey Road

3. Revolver

4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

5. With The Beatles

6. Help!

7. A Hard Day's Night

8. Please Please Me

9. Magical Mystery Tour

10. The White Album

11. Beatles for Sale

12. Let It Be

13. Yellow Submarine

30 March 2013
Sea of TIme
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Pretty difficult to determine. I've never really tried to rank the albums (except my favorite album)

13) Yellow Submarine – around 70% of the album was either already released or instrumentals.

12) Beatles For Sale – sorry, folks, I'm not a huge fan of this one.

11) With The Beatles – had some good ones and some mediocre ones.

10) Please Please Me – I either really liked the song or did not like the song at all ("Please Please Me" to "Ask Me Why")

09) A Hard Day's Night – First (and last) full Lennon/McCartney album, had some that were a bit too noisy

08) Let It Be – I think the "Get Back" version is better than the Let It Be version, still a good album.

07) Help! – A good album IMO, had some songs that were questionable though ("Dizzy Miss Lizzy")

06) Rubber Soul – I know many will disagree about the ranking on this, but I still love the album, I just think the 5 others are better.

05) Revolver – Another one which people will disagree with me about. It's a masterpiece, though.

04) The Beatles (White Album) – I think if it was condensed into one album it could have been their best, still great none the less.

03) Magical Mystery Tour – Side 1 was okay, while side 2 was The Beatles at their best.

02) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – So ahead of it's time, it's ahead of present time.

01) Abbey Road – The greatest possible way for a band to go out was this album – they went out with a bang.


This was my first post. ahdn_ringo_09

30 March 2013
Egroeg Evoli
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Welcome! :) apple01

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1 April 2013
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Nazarino12 said 

This was my first post. ahdn_ringo_09

WELCOME TO THE FORUM, NAZARINO!ahdn_george_08apple01

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1 April 2013
The Indra
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13 February 2013

More impossible answers! Ok:

1- Revolver

2- Abbey Road

3- Sgt Peppers

(this was the easy part)

4- Rubber Soul

5- The Beatles (White Album)

6- Magical Mystery Tour

(this was a bit more difficult)

7/8- Let It Be / Help! (interchangeable)

9- A Hard Day's Night

10/11- With The Beatles / Please Please Me (interchangeable)

12- Beatles For Sale

Let's just ignore Yellow Submarine blue-meanie

4 April 2013
Sea of TIme
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30 March 2013

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I dont count that as even an album, I rule it as an EP. The songs being Hey Bulldog, All Together Now, Northern Song, and It's All Too Much.

8 February 2014
Matt Busby
In the town where I was born
Hollywood Bowl
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8 February 2014

This was definitely tough.  I'll limit myself to the basic 13. I'm a bit biased towards the later stuff, born in '63, the White Album and after are ingrained in my brain from an early age, but earlier stuff I've had to acquire a taste for (not that it was difficult a-hard-days-night-george-10  This is my first post :)  My real name is Mike, I'm 51 – my eldest is Mike, he's 20, and guess who his favorite band is :)  Man you guys know so much – I think I'll put Hunter Davies' book aside and just camp out here!  Anyway, cutting to the chase:

12: With the Beatles

11. Beatles For Sale.

10: A Hard Day's Night

9.  The White Album (a lot of good songs, but maybe should have been a single disk – some stuff really could have been left off, cf helter skelter, Why Don't We Do It In The Road? – I wouldn't call them bad exactly, and they add to the ambience of the album for sure, but)…

8.  Rubber Soul (ok it's starting to get tough)

7. Help! (got it on right now!)

6. Please Please Me (packed with great tunes that the boys did from early on – i think – can't quite sort the individual songs by first recording

5. Let it Be – I know they fought like cats and dogs and it does show, but i just like some of the songs too much to rate it lower – note my bias for later stuff) – getting easier now

4. Magical Mystery Tour (fool on the hill is the first beatles song i can specifically remember where and when i was the first time i heard it, and strawberry fields and Penny Lane are in my top 5 beatles songs…er, make that 10, 5 is really just all ties for #1 and leaves some out – imagine my joy at Anthology 2 disk 2)

3. Revolver – funny i thought this would end up a couple notches lower…it's just too solid – Doctor Robert is the only track that doesn't rank in my top 10…ok make it 20…sheesh can i get 25?  It has one of the most famous Beatles pioneering methods, too, among the many they did – i refer to the backwards guitar

1.5 a-hard-days-night-george-10 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – how could I put the best r&r album ever made (according to several prominent lists) 2nd?  i guess i'm not a prominent list – plus i just refused to put a 2 in front of it lol

1.  Abbey Road – between the childhood memories, and the blockbuster songs, and the way it flows…I don't think it's as flawless as Sgt Pepper's, but the number of high ranked – in my ears – tracks makes Abbey Road the winner.


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8 February 2014
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#1.  They're like my children. You love them, even for their faults.  Not everything they do is perfect, but everything they do is part of a greater whole which makes our world a better place.

E is for 'Ergent'.
8 February 2014
Mr. Kite
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Allow me to steal your words…

SatanHimself said
#1.  They're like my children. You love them, even for their faults.  Not everything they do is perfect, but everything they do is part of a greater whole which makes our world a better place.

I just can't rate them, even though I like some a little better than others I can't say that about 'my children'

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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10 February 2014
Musketeer Gripweed (kezron9)
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17 January 2014

Top 5 Easily Change Time to Time 

1. Rubber Soul (Mood and color of this Album sucks me in, as song writers they learned to recreate the moment, feeling and emotion of a song)

2. Revolver   (Love how they supercharged there guitars on this and great studio experimentation)

3. Peppers   (Mix of RS and Revolver to me)

4. Abbey Road (Love the first side great work by George and John , Melody was kinda weak do to lack of effort on Lennons part and no George) 

5. White Album (Thought Lennon killed this album, but its like three solo albums in one. Lacks collaboration) 

6. Help! (Thought this was there best album and great predecessor to RS right before there studio explosion) 

7. Let it Be (Some good tunes lacks any effort by John showing weak collaboration on all fronts) 

8. Please Please Me (Love the Original Compositions and Covers)

9. A Hard Day's Night (Some great tracks, halted there maturation as song writers in my opinion due to busy schedule)

10. Magical Mystery Tour (EP) (Hard to Rank  as its was an EP believe it was just a fun project for them to do to keep there minds of Epsteins death)

11.With the Beatles (Great tracks progressing song wise from PPM, also dipping and showing a foreshadow of their diverse style)

12. Beatles For Sale (Forced album they were worked to the ground at this point, completely rushed and record company demanded more) 

13. Yellow Submarine (Not sure how to rank this nota real studio album in my opinion so put it last)

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