best beatles album and why
Net best: Rubber Soul
Gross best: White Album
They actually peaked on their first record.
White has their best songs but too much filler
It's revolver, the only weak tracks are love you to and good day sunshine
abbey road, culmination/look back at all that came before plus easily best musicianship
Revolver and then Abby Road probably
I think Revolver has become a bit overrated in recent years tbh
Revolver had generally been considered their weakest pre rubber soul album for decades due to the heavy emphasis on experimentation, full introduction of world instrumentation, and eclectic sometimes jarring track differences. Its also marred by the fact that it’s the first time a hugely successful band decided to stop touring and transition to full studio only, so there’s a lot of production on it that sounds either totally overdone or weakly implemented (again, because of the experimentation)
It’s only very recently that it’s being reappraised by zoomers and modern “critics” as the best, the reality is sgt pepper will always be their magnum opus and white album their pound for pound best work regardless of what any revisionists want to claim
Post rubber soul**
And I mention that because that’s generally when people agree that their sound change began
It was the contrarian pick up til the early 2000s, now it's the trendy pick for their best.
idk I just listen to 1
I remember downloading this version of I am the Walrus as a kid and thought it was the album version. This version is way more superior.
13) Yellow Submarine
12) Let It Be
11) With the Beatles
10) Beatles for Sale
9) Please Please Me
7) Magical Mystery Tour
6) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5) The Beatles
4) Abbey Road
2) A Hard Day's Night
1) Rubber Soul
Abbey Road because every song is good and it ends with their single greatest achievement.
A Hard Day's Night, Sgt Pepper and the White Album go in second tier. Rubber Soul and Let It Be are the worst.
sgt pepper has the most intent (even if its not very cohesive)
rubber soul is the band in its prime and the most consistent
explain yourself right now
revolver because it has for no one, she said she said, and tomorrow never knows
Which of these charts would a Beatles fan say is most accurate and helpful to a new listener?
Or should I just get the red compilation and listen to the albums from Rubber Soul or Revolver onward?
What about mono/stereo mixes, masters, and other issues? What versions do I stick to there?
its the beatles dude
LITERALLY start from the beginning and do them in order
Echoing this. Their whole shtick is their massive sound evolution over time. Even if you can’t stand the early pop stuff you’re talking like 3-4 albums of really quick pop tunes it’s not like you’re sitting through hour and a half long symphonies, and their entire discography is relatively short for such a monumental band, the re-releases and compilations make it seem like they have this huge trove of material but they were only together for a decade and released maybe 10 proper albums
anything mixed in mono listen to in mono
anything mixed in stereo listen to in stereo
2009 mixes are kinda shit (especially with headphones on)
help is shit in mono
the only version of yellow submarine anyone should be listening to is the 99 remaster
*2009 stereo mixes
Pleb choice but Abbey Road
Allow me to completely out-pleb you, because my favorite is unironically Let It Be
OG or naked?
The original baby. I think it has a great sound and many underrated tracks. Not as good as side B of Abbay Road, which is my #2 of all time.
>All these places had their moments
with lovers and friends, I still can recall
some are dead, and some are living
in my life, I've loved them all
Obviously Rubber Soul
Keith mogging...no one in particular. (Why would he even do that? 'Mog'? Gross.)
>1 - please please me
>2 - with the beatles
>3 - a hard day's night
>4 - help
>5 - rubber soul
>6 - revolver
>7 - sgt peppers
>8 - magical mystery tour
>9 - the white album
>0 - abbey road
>dubs - let it be
white album. great variation banger after banger some of their best songs zero filler just epic. EPIC.
white, invented art pop, noise, etc. with a chaotic energy that the band never brought to the table before. It's the only time they ever felt truly experimental.
For me it's abbey road - it is the highlight of their musician ship and flows the best as an album. White album is a close second for me, depending on how I feel on the day I might rank it higher because it does have a lot of their best songs, but it's obviously less consistent.
best is white album
peak is the B side of Abbey road
best sound and energy is Beatles for Sale
'Transition Beatles' and underrated and just a solid, contain option for this age old question.
As a side note:
I haven't listened to the Beatles in at least 10-15 years and now am saving them up like some gem.
Hadn't heard Door or Led Zeppelin in similar almost 20 and was pretty impressed.
Right when idiot boomers on FB decide they're done. Keek
The White Album even though a bunch of songs suck dick
Only Obladi sucks
One of the good songs
well it's kind of funny, they were in an era of drug-taking and experimentation but they still put out a song glorifying a traditional family life
Most of them were totally past that when the white album came out, the drug shit is always massively overblown, as time goes on they slowly reveal it was just part of the hype machine. McCartney said he took acid like twice and ringo and George both said they tried it and hated it, the only real druggie if you don’t count weed was John
I think the beatles suck. Am I missing something?
who do you think is better?
their self titled album just by the mere fact that it's the longest, more time listening to great beatles songs + it has funny experimental and some of their best songs
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