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post #61 of 131
What do you all think is the best Beatles album?
post #62 of 131
Rocky Racoon.
Revolution.
Eleanor Rigby
post #63 of 131
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
What do you all think is the best Beatles album?

There are four right answers. Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's LHCB, White Album, and Abbey Road. The rest is personal preference. No, Rubber Soul is not in the running.
post #64 of 131
My favorite albums are Revolver by far.
I also really love Help.
post #65 of 131
I've never spent enough time with their albums to truly judge, although Sgt Pepper's is the closest to a favourite - I'm an easy mark for playful psychedelia

My favourite song is 'I Am the Walrus' for its epic nature, early sampling, memorable and nonsensical lyrics and sprawling-but-controlled arrangement
post #66 of 131
I was browsing Rolling Stone's special issue "Top 100 Beatles songs" tonight at the book store. Here's their list. 1. A Day in the Life 2. I Want to Hold Your Hand 3. Strawberry Fields Forever 4. Yesterday 5. In My Life 6. Something 7. Hey Jude 8. Let it Be 9. Come Together 10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 11. A Hard Day’s Night 12. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 13. Revolution 14. She Loves You 15. Help! 16. I Saw Her Standing There 17. Ticket to Ride 18. Tomorrow Never Knows 19. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds 20. Please Please Me 21. All You Need is Love 22. Eleanor Rigby 23. Abbey Road Medley 24. Happiness is a Warm Gun 25. Here, There, and Everywhere 26. If I Fell 27. You’re Going to Lose That Girl 28. Here Comes the Sun 29. Can’t Buy Me Love 30. We Can Work it Out 31. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away 32. Penny Lane 33. I Am the Walrus 34. Eight Days a Week 35. Paperback Writer 36. I Should Have Known Better 37. She Said She Said (yayyy!!!!!) 38. Blackbird 39. Day Tripper 40. For No One 41. Get Back 42. I Feel Fine 43. Drive My Car 44. All My Loving 45. No Reply 46. Don’t Let Me Down 47. Things We Said Today 48. The Ballad of John and Yoko 49. The Night Before 50. Got to Get You Into My Life 51. If I Needed Someone 52. Helter Skelter 53. It Won’t Be Long 54. Two of Us 55. Taxman 56. I’m Down 57. I’m Only Sleeping 58. I’ve Just Seen a Face 59. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) 60. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 61. With a Little Help From My Friends 62. Girl (Lennon) 63. Dear Prudence 64. I’ve Got a Feeling 65. And I Love Her 66. Nowhere Man 67. Oh! Darling 68. Baby, You’re a Rich Man 69. Julia 70. You Can’t Do That 71. I’m a Loser 72. From Me to You 73. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey 74. Yellow Submarine 75. Think for Yourself 76. Yer Blues 77. Because 78. And Your Bird Can Sing 79. I’ll Follow the Sun 80. Mother Nature’s Son 81. Hey Bulldog 82. She’s Leaving Home 83. I’m So Tired 84. Across the Universe 85. Back in the USSR 86. Lady Madonna 87. Love Me Do 88. Rain 89. Good Day Sunshine 90. The Long and Winding Road 91. Every Little Thing 92. Dig a Pony 93. Sexy Sadie 94. You Won’t See Me 95. Any Time at All 96. Within You Without You ( 97. All I’ve Got to Do 98. Long, Long, Long 99. Yes It Is 100. Hello, Goodbye Overrated Underrated #1 is correct, of course. and "You Know My Name" is missing.
post #67 of 131
Nowhere Man
post #68 of 131
Here comes the sun is the only Beatles song I really like.
post #69 of 131
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
I've never spent enough time with their albums to truly judge, although Sgt Pepper's is the closest to a favourite - I'm an easy mark for playful psychedelia

For an album that has such a reputation for psychedelic fanfare, a lot of the songs are real downers. Aside from A Day In The Life, the two strongest songs are both fairly earthbound in style, arrangement and lyrical content-- Fixing A Hole and Getting Better All The Time.

And I don't think a true Greatest Album Evar would have filler like She's Leaving Home (maudlin and soporific) or Good Morning (interesting production-wise, but musically insubstantial.) Quite unlike the white album where the throw-aways are usually so loopy that you can't help but love them, and in any case are cohesive in the context of the album's implicit theme-- that is, pastiches of most every musical genre known to exist, and of a few that don't.

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My favourite song is 'I Am the Walrus' for its epic nature, early sampling, memorable and nonsensical lyrics and sprawling-but-controlled arrangement

Agreed, I Am The Walrus is my favorite Beatles song too. There's a snarling insouciance to it that could very well qualify it as the first punk song. Actually, the short-shrifted Magical Mystery Tour contains two songs I'd place above any song on Sgt. Peppers-- I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever. Now if Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane were included on Sgt. Peppers (as was originally planned), Sgt. Peppers might have come close to being the album it's cracked up to be.
post #70 of 131
Let it Be.
post #71 of 131
I've Just Seen a Face.
post #72 of 131
I Saw Her Standing There
post #73 of 131
#2 is waaaay overrated.

#87 is a better song than #2.

My choice for #1 is the same.
post #74 of 131
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Rocky Racoon.
Revolution.
Eleanor Rigby
I agree with this list, though I am not a big Beatles fanatic.
post #75 of 131
I couldn't pick one or even three.

Growing up with Beatles music each of their most significant songs is a part of the sound track of my life. I hear different songs and am momentarily back at a HS dance hearing "Taxman"and "Birthday", staring at electric guitars in Greenwich Village hearing "Ticket to Ride", seeing the Sgt. Pepper album cover for the first time, smoking hash......the music was fresh and exciting. It was all new. Their personas and dress were like nothing else I had ever seen. The sounds George was getting from his guitars had never been heard before. It was amazing.


I heard their instrumental the other day, "Flying", and was immediately back in my best friends studio staring at Magical Mystery Tour , intrigued and puzzled by what it all meant. Now that was weird when it was released, but in a cool way. I still don't know what TMMT was all about.

Listen to this the next time you are high.....
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