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Criminally Underrated
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Revolver is my favourite, though I have always had a soft spot for BeatlesVI as well. 

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Not sure if this has been said before or not, but Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the top 500 albums of all time a few years back and Revolver was No. 1. I somehow think that disqualifies it as criminally underrated. 

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Well I guess that John’s statement about Jesus effected the Revolver sales and popularity, otherwise it would be just like Sgt Pepper . I think Revolver is pretty close to Sgt Pepper , if Sgt Pepper is 100% then Revolver is 98%. Yea and when is RIAA going to certify Rubber Soul & Revolver as Diamond Albums, seriously they must have sold over 10M by now 

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On Anthology George suggested that maybe “Rubber Soul ” and “Revolver ” are volumes 1 and 2 in a pair; ‘I think I disagree’ – “Revolver ” is another step above in terms of imagination and consistency (though “Soul” is great as well).

I agree with George Harrison on this one.  I can open my iTunes and play Revolver & Rubber Soul mixed together and they really do sound astonishingly the same.  Both have great songs, but sound like they were recorded together at the same time. (Dec. ’65 & Aug. ’66)

I guess you could almost say the same about Sgt Pepper & Capitols MMT, (both made in ’67), because of Strawberry Fields Forever , Penny Lane , Hello Goodbye , All You Need Is Love & Baby, You’re A Rich Man. (1967,  What a year for the Beatles………) a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

And going back to Please Please Me & With The Beatles , both sound they were also recorded together.  Mar.’63 & Nov. ’63 

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I too prefer Revolver to Sgt Pepper , even though they are both absolute masterpieces (The White Album is my personal favorite). I feel that Sgt. Pepper was praised for a long time as the Beatle best work because of the production and the societal impact. Production on Sgt. Pepper is undeniably superior, and listeners at the time were probably in such awe of this it overwhelmed all else. Secondly, society seemed to recognize the high art and intelligent music the Beatles were making with Sgt. Pepper , even though the change had already come with Revolver

Sgt. Pepper was also the first album that was release with its original track listing that the Beatles had desired (instead of Capitol butchering the record) and thus establishing the monolithic principle of the album a rock’s medium. 

Something must be said for the album covers as well. While Revolver ‘s black and white cover had signaled the strange, mysterious direction The Beatles were headed, Sgt Pepper ‘s explosion of color made you turn your head.

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It seems like when I ask someone what their favorite Beatles album is the response is usually Revolver or Abbey Road and very seldom is it Sgt. Pepper ‘s. I definitely wouldn’t call Revolver “criminally underrated.”

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This contemporary review by Ray Davies would have it so: http://www.openculture.com/201…..olver.html

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I don’t think one person disliking something makes it underrated…

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Nope, it makes it Criminally Underrated! Maybe you can share a jail cell with Paul. ahdn_paul_01

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I would really enjoy that, actually. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I don’t think that anything Beatles-related can truly be called underrated. They’re one of the best-selling, best-reviewed bands of all time! 

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It can be in comparison to other Beatles things.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy pointed out 
I don’t think one person disliking something makes it underrated…  

Ray Davies under-rated it. 

As for this album being ‘criminally underrated’, I don’t think it is among hardcore Beatles fans or music critics, but when talking to more casual fans, one always seems to hear Pepper, Abbey Road , or Rubber Soul as the favourites. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..38;t=1202s

This is a Podcast by Beatles historian Robert Rodriguez. I found it to be a hugely compelling argument presenting Revolver as the better representation of The Beatles at their psychedelic best, and superior to Pepper (apologies if this is posted elsewhere but if you haven’t heard it, it is amazing).

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I cannot find fault with Revolver , Ray Davies did on it’s release though:

https://ultimateclassicrock.co…..-revolver/

I actually do not dislike a single track on this album, and find three of my top ten favourite Lennon cuts on this, being I’m Only Sleeping , Tomorrow Never Knows and She Said She Said . Pepper is obviously the more applauded and known album for a host of reasons, including what some (including Lennon) say is the ‘falsity that Pepper is a concept album’- I believe it is thematically at least a concept album in that it has a majesty (not a Satanic majesty but a psychedelic majesty) and a type of ‘celebration’ about all facets of it, including the visuals and the obvious delving into psychedelic tropes/themes etc.

But I like Revolver better. If When I’m 64 and She’s Leaving Home had been replaced by Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever , I’d probably reassess that.

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I prefer Rubber Soul to Revolver & Sgt Pepper !

 

I find Rubber Soul criminally underrated

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I don’t think it’s underrated per se, but I wish this and Rubber Soul had the place in pop culture that Sgt. Pepper , Abbey Road and The White Album do.

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Bongo said
I prefer Rubber Soul to Revolver & Sgt Pepper !

 

I find Rubber Soul criminally underrated

  

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
I don’t think it’s underrated per se, but I wish this and Rubber Soul had the place in pop culture that Sgt. Pepper , Abbey Road and The White Album do.

  

There’s a lot of underrated tracks on Revolver and two very overrated ones (*cough cough* “Eleonor Rigby” and “Yellow Submarine ” *cough cough*), but as a whole, I think people should overall pay attention to it more (but not as much as they should pay attention to Rubber Soul !) And I totally agree about its underrated pop culture importance. It made just as many musical and experimental breakthroughs as Sgt Pepper  

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
I don’t think it’s underrated per se, but I wish this and Rubber Soul had the place in pop culture that Sgt. Pepper , Abbey Road and The White Album do.

  

100% agree. Rubber Soul is the most feelgood, fun Beatles album of the lot in my opinion. It’s so full of life and energy.

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pre CD Era it definitely was. Once America got to hear the original running order. It didn’t take long for Revolver to be acclaimed as the Beatles best album. 

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