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What do you think is their most "overrated" album
10 August 2014
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Matt Busby
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StrawberryWalrus said
I find Pepper slightly overrated, but nothing much. If that album had Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane instead of 64 and, let's say, Lovely Rita, it'd be the absolute wrecker in my opinion. But it isn't, eh.

I find the White Album quite overrated. Out of 30 songs, quite a few feel like a filler - not to mention I consider the album has 28 songs (because Wild Honey Pie isn't really cutting me as a song, and Revolution 9 is too special to be labeled as "just a song"). But I still like that album.

Although Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane are two of my very favorite songs. I don't think they'd fit with the Pepper's theme...plus I like Lovely Rita and When I'm 64, especially Rita ("took her home, i nearly made it, sitting on the sofa with a sister or two" is a great line).

I used to think the White Album was overrated, but after listening to it countless times in the past couple months, 've changed my mind.  I really like the way the album ebbs and flows, from some of their hardest rock (Helter Skelter, Back In The USSR) to some of their sweetest ballads (Julia, Dear Prudence).  I think all the animal songs make an interesting range of metaphors, from love to biting social commentary).  I've grown to think most of the songs belong on the album rather than just being filler.  It used to be middle of the pack in my rating, now it's tied for 2nd (with Abbey Road and Pepper's), Revolver having recently taken over the top spot alone.

That's one of the (many) great things about the Beatles. their catalog is both large and diverse.  I'm not alone in that my "favorite album"  changes once in awhile.

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10 August 2014
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Sgt. Pepper for me. Yes, it does deserve to be the best album of all time simply for the influence, but many of their other albums had better songs on them. Still nice to listen to once and a while.

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10 August 2014
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Sgt. Peppers. It's a great album with classic songs on it, but I feel that the concept of it outweighs the actual quality of it. 

24 August 2014
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Annadog40 said
Abbey Road

 

*Runs and hides*

I agree...

 

*Runs to the same hiding place*

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Welcome to the forum @cleaner101 ! You can introduce yourself here.

25 August 2014
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"Sgt Pepper is Overrated" *Loads Revolver takes aim*

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Revolver is way overrated.  It's a great LP of course, but I gotta agree with George Harrison when he said Revolver & Rubber Soul could have been album 1 & 2. 

Put iTunes on and mix the 2 albums together and it sounds like it was recorded all at once. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

StrawberryWalrus said
I find the White Album quite overrated. Out of 30 songs, quite a few feel like a filler - not to mention I consider the album has 28 songs (because Wild Honey Pie isn't really cutting me as a song, and Revolution 9 is too special to be labeled as "just a song"). But I still like that album.

 Well, your in good company as it is well documented that George Martin suggested they make it 1 great album. george-martin 

Myslef, I'd remove Revolution 9 & Good Night, as those are 2 songs I just can't dig! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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