30 April 2019
Norwegian Dood said
I personally find "Help !" to be one of their best albums, I don't know if that's just personally but it includes not only some of their best known work, including the crowd favorite "Yesterday " but has an extremely solid tracklist in general. Though you could argue that all of their albums before "Rubber Soul " are underrated, something that is probably true, but I feel that this is one of the albums that I could easily see be just as appriciated as the others. So just to stop whining about the world not agreeing with me, I'll conclude by saying that I love me some "Help !" and I hope others do as well, because that would be swell.
And I'll try to post something soon rather than just create topics.
Help ! was the first Beatles album I ever bought for myself when I was 18 or 19, along with Carly Simon's Greatest Hits. The record store owner told me about British "imports" and how the quality of the vinyl was better, but I also saw that there were more songs on the British version, but it didn't cost double, so at that point I decided that when it came to the Beatles, I was going to go British imports, which the record dealer let me special order over about the next year and a half (at $12.99 apiece). It is still one of my favorites, although I would change the order. "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" just sounds odd or out of place after Yesterday plays.
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I love 'Tell Me What You See ', yes, it is complete filler with nothing at all to it but I have always loved it (he same can also be said for 'It's Only Love '). 'YLMTM' is a fun song with a cracking instrumental section and I love the way they get from the bridge (or whatever it's called) back to the verse.
A lot of 'Help !' is filled with filler numbers and the album probably only gets less of a kicking than 'BFS' due to having more originals than actually being a better album on the whole and a few massive songs; the two singles and 'Yesterday '. 'DML' is there but truly does not fit in the slightest and 'Act Naturally ' is a Ringo number so almost automatically gets a shrug and folk go and mow the lawn for two and a half minutes.
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14 June 2016
Dingle Lad said
It has two of the worst songs the Beatles ever did in a row. You Like Me Too Much followed by Tell Me What You [See]. As great as the two that follow (I've Just Seen A Face and Yesterday ) are momentum is stopped dead.
I love both of those songs, especially the former of the two. Such a cute George track.
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