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What's your favourite beatles album
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20 November 2015
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ewe2 said

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'The slow afternoon of The Beatles' career.'

What a perfect sentence. Love that guy's writing, even I disagree with his general argument that their clear creative peak begun with the opening chord of A Hard Day's Night and ended with the closing chord of A Day In The Life.

Nice writing but still inaccurate: the cover was white because the Beatles wanted it that way. They actually wanted it to be transparent but EMI baulked, so they settled for white. This is the problem with MacDonald, he puts a good paragraph together and totally blows its impact by fantasy facts. This "creepy album" theme also seems to be a favourite of music critics; I'm not sure who copied who though. My issue with that approach is that it's made out to be something weird but given the relentlessly upbeat sense of their previous albums, no one thought to pay attention to the darker songs on those. But, come the White Album and we can make boring pronouncements on the afternoon of the Beatles career, and this isn't just MacDonald's fault. May I remind people that from the Beatles point of view at the time, it wasn't. So much rubbish from music critics attempting to sound wise can obstruct the view, avoid falling into their rut if you can.

Yeah, writers do love their narratives.

20 November 2015
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Here is a thread on MacDonald's book which has links in post 1 to other discussions on it.

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As a whole, the 'White Album' is my favorite Beatles album simply because it explores so many musical styles and is so varied emotion-wise in the individual songs.  It still sounds like it could have been recorded very recently; it's so fresh and immediate.  However, I have to admit that I feel that John Lennon reached his peak as a songwriter on 'Rubber Soul' and Paul McCartney reached his on 'Revolver'.

I know that many people consider 'Abbey Road' to be their favorite Beatles album, but for myself, the songs on there do not have the weight and substance as the ones on the four masterpieces that came before it ('Rubber Soul', 'Revolver', 'Sgt. Pepper' and the 'White Album').  While 'Abbey Road' flows along very nicely when one listens to it, I always feel dissatisfied when the album ends, and I certainly can't say that about the other four albums I mentioned.  Just my opinion.

But, of course, ANY Beatles album tops most bands' best work. 

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Rubbolver Road isn't an option? Phooey. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Abbey Road are my top three, with an honourable mention to A Hard Day's Nightapple01apple01apple01

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'Beatles For Sale' for the first 5 songs in a row (the following three are very iffy). After that probably 'Abbey Road' which is as close to brilliant as an album can get.

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