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Ranking The Beatles' official studio albums
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My list is so wrong. So, I'll redo it.
1. Revolver. It has 12 of 14 Amazing songs, and even the two I don't love (TNK and YS) I respect the attempt, and the innovation. And also, GO HORNS!!! They have used outside musicians well, especially on For No One and Got To Get You Into My Life.
2. Abbey Road. Medley Time!! It goes together so well. I love this album, and anything with Here Comes The Sun is good by me. And the circumstances of its recording is just short of amazing. A triumph.
3. Pepper. It has A Day In The Life, making it a triumph for all involved. Within You Without You has some amazing lyrics courtesy of George.
4. The White Album. 4 solo albums in 1. Love the tunes, although I wish Not Guilty and the Anthology 3 version of WMGGW were used. Still a great set of tunes (Don't mention track 29)
5. Rubber Soul. John's peak as a writer. He has 3 songs that rival his best, but the last track means it only is 5.
6. A Hard Day's Night. My only issue is that Paul has 3 songs out of 13. But still, John has a hell of a lot of good songs.
7. With The Beatles. The covers are great, but the originals pale in comparison to some of the great singles on 1963.
8. Please Please Me. If it weren't for A Taste Of Honey and Love Me Do, it would be higher. I finally am loving I Saw Her Standing There.
9. Magical Mystery Tour. Too hit and miss. The best are fantastic, but the rest are some of the worst.
10. Beatles For Sale. I think someone said if this was album 3, it would be better. I agree.
11. Let It Be. Spector didn't ruin it to much, but I prefer Naked.
12. Help! See #9
13. YS. 4 songs does not make an album.

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4. Track 29… Track 29… Track 29…
8. Finally! a-hard-days-night-george-10
Speak of the devil. I got a 9.

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17 April 2011
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Okay, I'll have a stab at it.

these are in order of the ones I enjoy most at the moment. of course it changes from time to time. and I'll get to do it all over again! what fun!

 

Revolver - it's magical.

Rubber Soul

Abbey Road

The White Album (if I skip a boatload of them)

Help

Magical Mystery Tour

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - it's thouroughly excellent, I just don't enjoy it as much.

Please Please Me

Let It Be

A Hard Day's Night

With The Beatles

Beatles For Sale

Yellow Submarine *shudder*

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1. Revolver

So many beautiful songs on here that Paul features, like "Here, There And Everywhere" and "For No One" and fun ones like "Good Day Sunshine".

2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

"A Day In The Life" is my favorite Beatles composition that they published as a band. The whole album is just so...natural. I just used to be scared of "For the Benefit of Mr Kite".

3. Abbey Road

The medleys flow perfectly. I can't help but love this album.

4.  The Beatles (The White Album)

I think I made myself love this album, but it is the reason why I am fond of truffles.

5.  A Hard Day's Night

Just the sound of the album. It sounds dated, a bit, but still classic in all the good ways.

6. Rubber Soul

"In My Life" is my second favorite Beatles song, having that it makes me think of my past, almost makes me cry sometimes. It's a beatiful song, let alone album.

7. Help! 

I just really like the songs. No other way to explain it.

8. Magical Mystery Tour

This album features some REALLY good music.

9. Let It Be

Great songs, horrible songs. Every album has them, but this one just...I don't know. "The Long And Winding Road" makes me fall asleep, and get bored very fast.

10. Please Please Me

The first album, so very classic. "Boys"...I don't feel like expressing my emotions towards the song.

11. With The Beatles

12.Beatles For Sale

Mostly covers. Some of the songs...originals: hot; covers: not.

13. Yellow Submarine

"Hey Bulldog". That's it.


 

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17 April 2011
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StrawberryLakiesha said:

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. Beatles For Sale - I like this album a whole lot, and I think it's got the best intro of all the Beatles albums!!! 

9. 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!!

10. Let It Be – Alot of great songs on this album, not greatly produced though, unfortunatelely

11. Yellow Submarine - I don't think that needs an explanation..

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

 

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.

for some odd reason, I really like Flying. I put it on repeat while reading one of my Beatles books, and it was perfect for zoning out and reading. hmm I see thread potential here...

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Uhh...Strawberry (can I call you that?), where is With The Beatles?

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17 May 2012
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13) Yellow Submarine
12) With The Beatles
11) Beatles For Sale
10) Magical Mystery Tour
9) Please Please Me
8) Let It Be
7) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6) Help!
5) The Beatles ("The White Album")
4) Revolver
3) A Hard Day's Night
2) Rubber Soul
1) Abbey Road

- NB! Past Masters isn't included, it's more of a compilication (if I spelled it right) album.

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18 May 2012
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Very difficult, and often subject to change, but I'd probably say:

13. Yellow Submarine

12. With the Beatles

11. Please Please Me

10. Beatles For Sale

9. Let It Be

8. Help!

7. Magical Mystery Tour

6. Sgt Peppers' Lonely Hearts Club Band

5. The Beatles (White Album)

4. A Hard Day's Night

3. Abbey Road

2. Rubber Soul

1. Revolver

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18 May 2012
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Revolver is always number one for me, but the rest don't matter.

18 May 2012
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LennonCloset said
Revolver is always number one for me

Agreed, it's simply mind-blowing and despite some close competition with Rubber Soul I always find it tops my list too. Abbey Road can be a little heavy-handed in places, some might argue Sgt Pepper has slightly weaker songs... but Revolver is certainly the Beatles at the height of their powers.

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13. Yellow Submarine.

12. Magical Mystery Tour.

 

As for the rest no idea, no way could i make a list. Beatles For Sale would be higher than Pepper as would Help! tho.

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19 May 2012
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The worst albums were easy to figure out, but the best is really tough.  Here's my list

 

13.  Yellow Submarine - not really an album, just a bunch of b-sides

12.  Magical Mystery Tour EP - clearly Brian's death had a big impact 

11. Beatles For Sale - their first step backwards (see MMT for the next)

10.  With the Beatles - mostly uneven. Probably the album that needed the associated singles the most.

9.  Let It Be - some amazing work by McCartney, but Lennon really dropped the ball here

8.  Please Please Me - a great debut album

7.  A Hard Day's Night - first album with no covers, thanks to Lennon's creative burst

6.  Help! - both Lennon and McCartney made big leaps in the quality of their songwriting.  It's somewhat underrated I think.

5.  Sgt Pepper - iconic, probably their most iconic.  Still Lennon and Harrison admitted the songs weren't that great.

4.  Rubber Soul - the first album where they clearly were looking to be the best of the best, not just #1.

3.  Abbey Road - great songs, innovative medley.  Harrison's finest work.

2.  The Beatles (White Album) - it's my personal favourite because it's a diverse mess.  Best songwriting since...

1.  Revolver - the best songs.  No filler, not even close.  McCartney's songwriting made this album amazing.

19 May 2012
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12: With The Beatles (so boring, I don't count Yellow Submarine as an official album)
11: Please Please Me (better than With The Beatles but also boring)
10: Beatles For Sale (all in all very boring but it features at least some good songs)
9: A Hard Days Night (features maybe the best early beatles songs)
8: Help! (the first real beatles album for me, it's the beginning of the beatles sound I like)
7: Magical Mystery Tour (too psychodelic for me)
6: Sgt Pepper (the songs are better than Magical Mystery Tour but it's also a little bit too psychodelic for me)
5: Let It Be (would be very good but I don't like the spector orchestras and I also don't like the live performance thing and the spoken words)
4: Rubber Soul (the first really good beatles album, I really like it but some later albums are better I think)
3: Revolver (an amazing album with very good songs, only very few are not so good (yellow submarine, Tomorrow Never Knows)
2: White Album (almost every song is so amazing and fortunately it's a double album. When I first heard it, I couldn't believe that this was real)
1: Abbey Road (best album ever made in music history, it's just perfect, every song is so amazing and the arrangement is very awesome (the orchestra in Golden Slumbers is much better than the orchestra in The Long And Winding Road)

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I agree, Ben, about Abbey Road. The songs, even Here Comes The Sun, are really heavy.... It's like after I hear it all the way through, I am completely shocked or something. I just sit there.

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Most of these albums are in some ways a continuation of the previous one.

Thus they could be grouped:

The Red Album [I'm making up the color]: Please Please Me and With the Beatles  I'll throw in Beatles For Sale though it's out of synch.

The Green Album: A Hard Day's Night and Help!

The Purple Album: Rubber Soul and Revolver

The Multi-Colored Album: Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour

The White Album.

The Black album: Abbey Road and Let It Be

 

So at the end of the day, it's a question of whether you prefer the early Beatles, middle Beatles, psychedelic Beatles,....

(I don't count the original Yellow Submarine)

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I Prefer the black album, Abbey Road is my favourite and if martin had produced let it be it would have been my second favourite beatles album (i mean if every song would sound like get back, don't let me down and let it be from the singles). The White Album is definitely my second favourite, then comes the purple album, then the multi coloured, then the green and then the red

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Would your opinions change if the singles released at the time of the albums had been included in the albums?

-If "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" had been on With the Beatles instead of  xxxx ?

-If "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out" had been on Rubber Soul instead of xxx?

- "Rain" and "Paperbook Writer" on Revolver?

- "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane" on Sgt Pepper?

- If the White Album had ended with "Hey Jude" instead of "Good Night"?

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Hmm... Interesting theory, though it's named "Paperback* (not book) Writer". About "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever", they are included on Magical Mystery Tour.

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Yeah but Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane were recorded and could have been on Pepper if not for the not wanting to rip off fans with buying albums with songs already released on it already.

Pepper would have been a different album with SFF & PL, maybe not better tho. Would they have fit as they are far better songs than some of the tracks on Pepper.

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