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07-28-2010, 01:23 PM
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Your top 5 Beatles albums ?

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1. Abbey Road
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. Revolver
4. Sgt. Peppers
5. Rubber Soul

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anybody who posts compilations gets a slap.

That said

Revolver
Abbey Road
Sgt Pepper's
Rubber Soul
Let it Be

I love the Beatles probably moreso than anybody on this board and I find the White Album to be ridiculously overrated. John and George thought that they should have made two well-done single records and I think they are right. There are a lot of songs on the White Album. A lot of great, classic songs even, but a lot of forgettable and regrettable stuff too.

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1. A Hard Day's Night
2. Rubber Soul
3. Abbey Road
4. Revolver
5. Sgt Pepper

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Five Favourite Beatles Albums

Rubber Soul
Help
Revolver
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Hard Day's Night / Magical Mystery Tour (too close to call)

Fave Five Ex-Beatle Albums

Plastic Ono Band--John Lennon
Flaming Pie--Paul McCartney
Band on the Run--Paul McCartney
Double Fantasy--John Lennon
Brainwashed--George Harrison

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White album
Sgt. Peppers
Revolver
Rubber Soul
Abbey Road

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Revolver
Magical Mystery Tour
Sgt. Pepper
White Album
Abbey Road

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1. Sgt Peppers
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Revolver
4. Abbey Road
5. Rubber Soul

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Including only studio albums:

1. Revolver
2. Rubber Soul
3. Let It Be
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

I used to really like The Beatles (aka The White Album) and Magical Mystery Tour, but both have weak points that take them down a notch for me today - particularly the white album since so many of the songs are frivolous - it may well be their worst albums despite having some great songs on it. As for Abbey Road, I've never cared for the medley on side 2. Yellow Submarine is only 50% good...I rank With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles and The Beatles Second Album as superior.

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Five Favourite Beatles Albums

Rubber Soul
Help
Revolver
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Hard Day's Night / Magical Mystery Tour (too close to call)

Fave Five Ex-Beatle Albums

Plastic Ono Band--John Lennon
Flaming Pie--Paul McCartney
Band on the Run--Paul McCartney
Double Fantasy--John Lennon
Brainwashed--George Harrison
I'm not as familiar with their solo work, but no Ram? I love that one!

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I'm not as familiar with their solo work, but no Ram? I love that one!
I would say "All Things Must Pass" is easily the best Beatles solo record, tons of songs on it were written for Beatles albums.

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I'm not as familiar with their solo work, but no Ram? I love that one!
No Ram for me, never got into it.

Their solo work is collectively very uneven, but when it's good, it's really good. I love the blood raw minimalism of Lennon's Plactic Ono Band, and I think that Flaming Pie contains four or five ballads and mid-tempo songs on a par (or very nearly so) with Paul's best work as a Beatle.

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I love the Beatles probably moreso than anybody on this board...
Oh, yeah? Says who? Tennis rackets at dawn.

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anybody who posts compilations gets a slap.

That said

Revolver
Abbey Road
Sgt Pepper's
Rubber Soul
Let it Be

I love the Beatles probably moreso than anybody on this board and I find the White Album to be ridiculously overrated. John and George thought that they should have made two well-done single records and I think they are right. There are a lot of songs on the White Album. A lot of great, classic songs even, but a lot of forgettable and regrettable stuff too.
my dad sang with Beatles when Pete Best was the drummer.so for my family ,the Beatles hold a special place in our lives.


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Rubber Soul
Sgt Peppers
Help
Revolver
Magical Mystery Tour

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1. Revolver
2. Rubber Soul
3. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band
4. The White Album
5. Abbey Road

I'm not a huge fan of their later, toned down/miserable stuff before they split up (Let it Be and some of Abbey Road). But that's just me.

Had no idea Magical Mystery Tour was so well-liked.

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1. White Album
2. Sgt Peppers
3. Revolver
4. Rubber Soul
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Abbey Road
The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
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It's great that A Hard Day's Night is getting so much love.

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the beatles only had 12 albums out(for those who care)

Please Please Me (1963)
With The Beatles (1963)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Beatles for Sale (1964)
Help! (1965)
Rubber Soul (1965)
Revolver (1966)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The Beatles (aka the White Album) (1968)
Yellow Submarine (1969)
Abbey Road (1969)
Let It Be (1970)

(for those who ask where is hey jude--that album was a compulation of songs recorded and released over their career)

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the beatles only had 12 albums out(for those who care)

Please Please Me (1963)
With The Beatles (1963)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Beatles for Sale (1964)
Help! (1965)
Rubber Soul (1965)
Revolver (1966)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The Beatles (aka the White Album) (1968)
Yellow Submarine (1969)
Abbey Road (1969)
Let It Be (1970)

(for those who ask where is hey jude--that album was a compulation of songs recorded and released over their career)
I don't, and I'm sure nobody else does either, consider Yellow Submarine a true album.

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Rubber Soul
Revolver
Abbey Road
Help
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I don't, and I'm sure nobody else does either, consider Yellow Submarine a true album.

it is borderline

several tracks origins can be traced back to the white album--but they were completed for the submarine

after 1966 they became a studio band and a few books I read on the band indicates that with the exception of Sgt Peppers--many tracks and time lines are confusing.

According to a few books, the t several racks on revolver started on rubber soul and Abby Road was full of tracks that were started for the white album

A few years ago when Ringo Starr's all star band was rehersing in Vancouver a buddy of mine worked as an engineer during the rehersels(he did not go on tour with them) and he spent some time with Ringo--he got the impression that when the band became a studio band recording sessions more or less became a blur and trying to figure out just where one albums sessions ended and another began was hard because everyone was recording songs and there was only so much space on the albums

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1 - Abbey Road 5/5
2 - Revolver 4.5/5
3 - Sgt. Pepper 4.5/5
4 - The Beatles 4/5
5 - Rubber Soul 4/5

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I'm not as familiar with their solo work, but no Ram? I love that one!
I found a good way to get into their solo stuff - Beatles Radio.com. They primarily play Beatles stuff, but also mix in solo material + cover songs. It's easily accessible via iPod apps so you can listen to it travelling, working out, etc. (Sean Connery doing "In My Life" may have been the most bizarre song I've listened to while exercising)

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John and George thought that they should have made two well-done single records and I think they are right.
I'd always wished it had been a single album myself.

Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Blackbird
Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter
Birthday
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Mother Nature's Son
Not Guilty
Revolution (Single version)
Cry Baby Cry

Probably needs more McCartney to make him happy, but I don't find his stuff is all that great during this album. (Hey Jude doesn't fit the vibe of the album IMO)

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