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Rank the albums - in order of weirdness!
10 September 2017
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a lot of people find classic 'rank the albums' threads slightly tedious, so here's a new idea. Rather than ranking them on quality, rank them on how weird they are. Note: I couldn't find another thread similar to this, but if there is one, please let me know. 

Here's my take.

5. Let It Be - Dig It is extremely odd and there is a disconcerting contrast between stripped down rockers and huge Sinatra-esque ballads, but what's weirdest about this album is the strange muttering between tracks. Charles Hawtrey and The Deaf Aid's finest phase, in my opinion.

4. Revolver - Songs about over enthusiastic tax collectors and lonely spinsters stalking around quiet countryside churches are the odd ones out here. Most of the Revolver tracks detail the adventures of the band whilst high as four mop topped kites, from the creepy She Said She Said to the life changing Tomorrow Never Knows .

3. Sgt Peppers - The ending few seconds are straight up nightmare inducing, but the entire album and concept is pretty strange in itself. Lucy In The Sky and Mr Kite are probably the two oddest tracks here.

2. The White Album - This one is definitely number one on 'albums you can make interesting metaphors for'. My favourite metaphor for this album is a huge mansion, with a different surprise in every room populated by characters like Rocky Raccoon and Honey Pie . Out in the mansion's grounds prowls Bungalow Bill, shotgun at the ready. 

1. Magical Mystery Tour - I normally don't count this one as an album, but I couldn't ignore it this time. From the sunny instrumental of Flying to the sinister Blue Jay Way and the goofy freakout I Am The Walrus to the abstract art of Strawberry Fields Forever , this is the psychedelic Beatles at their peak of craziness. 

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10 September 2017
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My ranking is the same as yours except i'd swap The White Album and Magical Mystery Tour . It's not psychedelic but i'd say it has the eeriest feel of any of their albums. For me the weirdest tracks are Piggies , Long, Long, Long , Cry Baby Cry (not sure why though) and of course Revolution 9

Their top 3 weirdest songs imo: Blue Jay Way , Revolution 9 , What's The New Mary Jane .

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11 September 2017
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I haven't done a list in awhile but this seems fun so I'll have a go:

1. Yellow Submarine

Weirdest track:

Sea Of Monsters (classical song with electric guitar and also a classical song on a Beatles album)

Weirdest Beatles track:

Only A Northern Song (Paul plays trumpet)

2. Magical Mystery Tour

Weirdest track:

Flying (one of only 3 Beatles instrumentals, the other 2 being Cry For A Shadow and 12 Bar Original)

3. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Weirdest track:

She's Leaving Home (A rare example of a Beatles song where The Beatles don't play any instruments, John and Paul just sing while session musicians do everything else. Also a rare example of a Beatles song that contains an orchestral arrangement not arranged by George Martin)

4. The Beatles

Weirdest track:

Revolution 9 (an obvious choice, this is probably the weirdest Beatles song ever released)

5. Revolver

Weirdest track:

Tomorrow Never Knows (very trippy)

6. Let It Be

Weirdest track:

Across The Universe (very psychedelic for Let It Be due to it originally being from the early 1968 sessions)

7. Past Masters

Weirdest track:

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Paul's favorite Beatles song and a weird one at that)

8. Abbey Road

Weirdest track:

Octopus's Garden (only song credited solely to Ringo that features all 4 Beatles)

Every Beatles album before Revolver isn't weird at all so there's no point of ranking them

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11 September 2017
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Let It Be stands out because of Get Back , Dig A Pony , For You Blue , Dig It , and Maggie Mae . Extremly quirky, probably the weirdest. 

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12 September 2017
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Dark Overlord said
I haven't done a list in awhile but this seems fun so I'll have a go:

1. Yellow Submarine

Weirdest track:

Sea Of Monsters (classical song with electric guitar and also a classical song on a Beatles album)

Weirdest Beatles track:

Only A Northern Song (Paul plays trumpet)

2. Magical Mystery Tour

Weirdest track:

Flying (one of only 3 Beatles instrumentals, the other 2 being Cry For A Shadow and 12 Bar Original)

3. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Weirdest track:

She's Leaving Home (A rare example of a Beatles song where The Beatles don't play any instruments, John and Paul just sing while session musicians do everything else. Also a rare example of a Beatles song that contains an orchestral arrangement not arranged by George Martin)

4. The Beatles

Weirdest track:

Revolution 9 (an obvious choice, this is probably the weirdest Beatles song ever released)

5. Revolver

Weirdest track:

Tomorrow Never Knows (very trippy)

6. Let It Be

Weirdest track:

Across The Universe (very psychedelic for Let It Be due to it originally being from the early 1968 sessions)

7. Past Masters

Weirdest track:

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (Paul's favorite Beatles song and a weird one at that)

8. Abbey Road

Weirdest track:

Octopus's Garden (only song credited solely to Ringo that features all 4 Beatles)

Every Beatles album before Revolver isn't weird at all so there's no point of ranking them  

Isn't Don't Pass Me By on the White Album solely credited to Ringo as well?

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12 September 2017
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@Elementary Penguin Yes, but Octopus's Garden is the only one with all four Beatles, as DO said. 

Personally, Sgt. Pepper is the weirdest - I can't pick between which song is weirdest! BFTBOMK, WYWY, GMGM, FAH, and LR would all be shoo-ins on my list of most weird songs, and that's leaving out LITSWD too!

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

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The Hole Got Fixed said
@Elementary Penguin Yes, but Octopus's Garden is the only one with all four Beatles, as DO said. 

Personally, Sgt. Pepper is the weirdest - I can't pick between which song is weirdest! BFTBOMK, WYWY, GMGM, FAH, and LR would all be shoo-ins on my list of most weird songs, and that's leaving out LITSWD too!  

Whoops I missed that detail. Thanks for pointing that out @The Hole Got Fixed.

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