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Is The White Album The Greatest Album Of All TIme?
18 March 2019
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I want to know if anyone else sees this album as the greatest album of all time.. The variety of songs along with the quality of each put this album at #1 for me. This album is full of masterpieces. From WMGGW to a softer tune like Blackbird . From the great opening of a plane to a great lullaby closer after the avantgarde Revolution 9 . Let me know you're thoughts..

18 March 2019
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No, it’s not even my favorite Beatles album.

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18 March 2019
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It's not my favorite album, but I think it could be the best. I like pretty much every song on it, and there's something for everyone. The only thing I don't like about it is how it is kind of all over the place. I don't think there's too much filler, but not every song has a purpose like the songs on Sgt Pepper .

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18 March 2019
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No, it’s not even my favorite Beatles album.

  

Indeed. 

I would call it probably my second-favourite double-album of 1968, however.

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19 March 2019
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Brandon_jordan4 said
I want to know if anyone else sees this album as the greatest album of all time.. The variety of songs along with the quality of each put this album at #1 for me. This album is full of masterpieces. From WMGGW to a softer tune like Blackbird . From the great opening of a plane to a great lullaby closer after the avantgarde Revolution 9 . Let me know you're thoughts..

  

It’s my favourite Beatles album, and I’ve explained why a few times. It’s Ringo’s favourite too. I will say there are several Beatles albums that could have the title of ‘best album of all time’. Like everything it’s subjective.

1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

19 March 2019
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In my early days of Beatles fandom I kind of toed the line and held up Sgt Pepper 's as both their best album and the best album of all time, as chosen by Rolling Stone magazine's 500 albums list, which was a big part in convincing me to give them a proper try. 

After listening to them solidly for a few years though, I've been drawn more and more to this album. A podcast I listened to described it as the most "indie" Beatles album, and I think that fits, since the whole thing is just cool. Since they were so commercially huge, it's easy to think of the Beatles being less cool than other smaller bands of the time, but nothing embodies that quality more than songs like Happiness Is A Warm Gun and Sexy Sadie

Is it the best album of all time though? I'm not sure. In terms of sheer ambition, it's pretty much unrivalled other than maybe Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie or Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. I can only think of a couple other albums with such a variety of sounds, and none that pull off all that variety as well as this. 

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19 March 2019
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19 March 2019
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Do I think the White Album is a great album? Yes.

Do I think it is the greatest album of all time? No.

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19 March 2019
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PurplishRain said
No but it is in my top 15

 

https://www.besteveralbums.com.....038;page=1

  

is that your list, @PurplishRain ?

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20 March 2019
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QuarryMan said

PurplishRain said

No but it is in my top 15

 

https://www.besteveralbums.com.....038;page=1

  

is that your list, @PurplishRain ?

  

Yes it is indeed

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20 March 2019
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It's great! I was surprised to see so many 50s albums there, I'll definitely have to try a few of them out.

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