Best Beatles Albums

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1Abbey Road

How many other bands can you name where their last album is their best? Not many. Everything that was great about the Beatles is evident on this album. It's the height of all their musical talents and songwriting abilities. They worked for years perfecting their individual crafts and their sound as a group. George's best songs are on this album and the medley is the greatest work created by both Lennon and McCartney. This may not be as iconic as Peppers but it's a beautiful, magical, and rare piece of work.

Unlike their other albums, this album lacks flaws. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has A Day in the Life, true, but it also has When I'm 64, which, while not bad, is rather worthless. Every song on Abbey Road could easily be said to be in their ten best songs. The concluding medley is a masterpiece, George Harrison has his catchiest tune and arguable the best Beatles love song, Ringo has his own fun little ditty, Because has the beautiful triple vocal harmony... Then you have the three rockers, Come Together, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and I Want You. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the fact this was not universally recognised as their best effort continually amazes me.

A milestone in rock history is ageing with grace (not mentioning phenomenal production to its day). Best Fab Four (monumental) release, most important album of rock history, still basis-and-source of inspiration, all the different genres it spawned (together with Pepper), that originated, splitted over the evolution of rock up to this day. No filler, no weaker song, just absolute perfection of a sheer musical genius (especially classic trio I Want You-Here Comes The Sun-Because being my favorite). A paragon for numerous later creations by different artists which reached similar level of sheer brilliance, depth and pure sincere - music industry independent - fun. Immortal.

The best Beatles album, they're writing reached perfection on this one. Choosing the best Beatles album is hard, but this one takes the cake.

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2Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Absolutely the best Beatles album with Abbey road coming up for second. Great hits like 'A Day In The Life', and other great hits although I love every Beatles album nothing even comes close to Sgt. Peppers. My grandmother showed me this album and we listened to it while painting the walls and since then I was hooked. I was 8 years old at the time but now I'm 13 and know so much more about the Beatles. My grandmother also showed me abbey road and let it be.

1. ) Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band

2. ) Abbey Road

3. ) Let it Be

4. ) White album

5. ) Revolver

6. ) Rubber Soul

7. ) Magical mystery tour

8. ) A Hard Day's Night

9. ) Yellow Submarine

10. ) Please Please Me

11. ) Beatles For sale

12. ) With the Beatles

13. ) Help!

14. ) Yesterday and today

15. ) Past masters

It's so brilliant even the fillers are catchy. Every song in this album is my favorite except "She's Leaving Home" ( which I regard as McCartney's saccharine piece). "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" may have childlike elements coming from all direction, from Lennon's tripped-out singing and bizarre lyrics about a new world, but its synth line gives a haunting melody, making the song having edges. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" may be a psychedelic tune, it's a lot more experimental than most other songs by the Fab Four by having questionable solos.

Many people aren't able to recognize the brilliance of this album because on first encounter it seems like an easy album to listen to... But in fact it demands complete attention and good distinguished sound for a listener to be able entering mind- blowing trip somewhere else

Come on. Almost perfect. If it wasn't for When I'm 64

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3Revolver

Sgt. Pepper maybe more influential and important than Revolver, but Revolver is certainly the Beatles at their best. Each band member is fully engrossed in the project here, something that's absent in Sgt. Pepper. There's a song here for everyone, from Yellow Submarine to Tomorrow Never Knows. The Beatles are practically creating new musical genres with each step they take on this album. And, after all that, this isn't even my favorite Beatles album. That title goes to Abbey Road. This is just a smidgen better than everything else, though. Ringo's drumming is imaginative as ever, Paul's bass playing is sweet and melodic, and the guitars are very heavy and distorted for 1966. The voices are stunningly beautiful, something that the Beatles nail every time. The single released in 1966, Paperback Writer b/w Rain, is the perfect companion to this record. If you can't decide which album to buy next, go for this one.

Another one who loves this album, really it has better songs than sgt pepper, I feel every beatle has his part here, the innovations are obvious, what more to say, more interesting than sgt pepper, just a perfect album that's all, the next best is rubber soul, sgt pepper is one of the great but not the best

This album is perfect. Revolver and Dark Side of the Moon are the only two perfect albums ever created. Know why the Beatles are so great? Revolver is my fave and I completely understand how Pepper, Abbey Road, Double White, MMT or Rubber could be someone else's favourite. Off of Revolver, I've heard every songs except Yellow Submarine, Good Day Sunshine, Doctor Robert and I Want To Tell You called someone's favourite on the album. Mine would have to be I'm Only Sleeping.

It just has such a unique sound. All the albums have a unique sound, but this is just the peak of awesome.

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4Rubber Soul

Their best album for no other reason than being released before the time they became canonized. Rubber Soul established the rise of a legendary band, seen in the depth and maturity of songs like In My Life. It is one of the only two albums by The Beatles, along with Abbey Road, where absolutely every song on the album is a pleasure to listen to.

The moment when they became a force to be reckoned with. It isn't their peak, but it's their most important album, because it opened the doors for them to create their best work.
My Top Ten Beatles Albums:
1) Revolver
2) Sgt Pepper
3) Rubber Soul
4) Abbey Road
5) The White Album
6) Magical Mystery Tour
7) Help!
8) A Hard Day's Night
9) Beatles for Sale
10) Please Please Me

The Beatles in top form, taking popular music to a new level. Includes the finest consecutive trio of songs: Girl, I'm Looking Through You, and the exquisite In My Life - a perfect ballad.

I'm Looking Through You is my favorite song ever. It's so damn perfect

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5The White Album

I went through a phase where Abbey Road was my favourite Beatles album. Then it was Pepper. Then it was Revolver. Then it was Abbey Road again. Now it's the White Album.

A lot of people look at the white album and see awful filler like Revolution 9 and the Honey Pies. Then they see some mediocre songs like Why Don't We Do It In The Road? , Don't Pass Me By, Rocky Racoon and Good Night. Some people even hate Bungalow Bill and Ob-La-the. But I don't. Every time I listen to it, I t takes me farther way than Pepper. It's more bittersweet then Abbey Road and more experimental than Revolver. Every single song has a purpose. The next song is always so different from the last, that I can't help but enjoy them all. Every song is placed so perfectly that they are all made enjoyable.

If this was shortened to a single LP, that would have been the worst decision the Beatles ever made. The Double White is not the Double White missing any of these songs.

My favourite tracks are ...more - backflip

It's always a close run between Abbey Road and the White Album for me, but I love the White Album. It really shows you the individual talents of each band member. Of course you have some odd songs like Revolution 9, but this album is a treasure to Rock N' Roll history, it is musical creativity at it's best. - joshthomas

This is exceptionally good album. Especially if you're Charles Manson. - fireinside96

Should be at least second

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6Magical Mystery Tour

Very underrated album, it is my favorite.
It is just so different than anything else they did, and very appealing to psychedelia lovers. There is no bad songs on this one, only problem its kinda short.
A must have for Beatles lovers

This album is just beyond words, and so very underrated. Magical Mystery Tour is most definitely my favourite album from The Beatles. It stands out from all the others, and there's not a bad song on it. Every time I listen to it, I find myself singing along cheerfully. Unmistakably their best work.

This album is a happiness overload. The movie songs might be unspectacular (expect I Am The Walrus obviously), but the singles were the best songs they ever wrote. Hello Goodbye, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, All You Need is Love, it has them ALL.

Some of the beatles best songwriting, most inspirational moments and crafts, and not only that; I am a walrus and strawberry is among the ten best songs ever written

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7A Hard Day's Night

I go through phases with Beatle albums, the last 20 years I would have said their later stuff, especially pepper and the white album.Recently though I've rediscovered a passion for a hard days night, check out 'you can't do that, completely forgot what a brilliant song that is. Would put the album in my top 10 just now.

All the songs can describe someone's life now how they live also made my favors songs in this album so the best one for me (If I fell)

I think I'm in the minority when I say that this is up there with Revolver, Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper, but to me it's just as good, but the sound is different.

Beatles best album.

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8Help!

Probably my favorite Beatles album. The music is simple yet effective and the lyrics basically tell the story of a relationship, which I think is something we can all relate to. I'll admit there is some filler but overall I'd say it's their best effort as a whole group. I love the movie, too

Help is their best in my opinion because it's such a smooth listen and the songs are wonderful and have a nice flavor to them

The Help album has to be the best! All of the songs have nice energy and great poetic lyrics in them - beatles5

Dizzy miss lizzy goes hard - marmalade_skies

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9Let It Be

You can hear that this album was a bit thrown together in the chaos of Paul's departure, but the first side is actually filled with great and underrated batles songs.

Two of Us - Classic McCartney

Dig a Pony - Lovely song with a good solo

Across The Universe - Peaceful track, very Lennon

I Me Mine - Great vocals from Harrison

Dig It - Well I mean, it's more of a build up for Let It Be

Let It Be - Come on, who doesn't love this song. McCartney's vocals and piano and one of Harrison's greatest solos. Almost a Hey Jude Part 2

Maggie Mae - This song was supposed to be longer, and I think if it had been completed it would have been a solid song

Hmm... I am sort of ambivalent about this album. I mean, it has some amazing songs including Let It Be, Get Back, Across the Universe. But they put different versions of the songs on, which I don't like. it also has a lot of short pointless songs. I do like One After 909, The Long and Winding Road, and Two of Us though. - SammySpore

Let It Be, Across The Universe, the live version of Get Back, The Long And Winding Road, Dig A Pony, Two Of Us, I Me Mine (one of the greatest guitar moments by Harrison), I've Got A Feeling, the late version of One After 909, For You Blue, even Dig It is good. Maggie Mae is the lowest point and his worst recording ever.

This is my favorite Beatles' Album. It's awesome! - Metts

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10Please Please Me

Please please me and with the beatles are my favorite beatles albums actually all of there albums are my favorite there the greatest music artists of all time

I'm not a big fan of this album, due to all the cover songs. If I'm counting only the original songs, I'd give this a 7/10. but the cover songs bring it down to a 6. - SammySpore

My god. It's bad. Just listen Baby it's You, it's the worst Beatles album ever. It was the beginning of everything, though.

This is awesome soft songs and heavy ones

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12Beatles For Sale

This album is actually a bit underrated. Sure, the tone is a little uneven, with melancholy tracks such as I'm a Loser and Baby's in Black mixed in with cheerful tracks like Eight Days a Week and Every Little Thing, but that doesn't stop the songs from being AWESOME! The original songs are very catchy and very meaningful and the covers are great, too. Also, the reason they included so many covers was because they played those songs back in the Liverpool days and they wanted to put some of those on an album.

I think the original songs are actually REALLY good. Like the best songs from the early Beatles. Those songs I would rate 8/10. I wish the album didn't have so many covers though. I'd rate this a 7 due to the covers. - SammySpore

Much better than With the Beatles in my opinion. First three songs are classics and Rock and Roll Music is the best cover by the Beatles.

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13The Beatles 1

Though there were some great Beatles songs left out of this masterpiece collection ('Sgt Pepper's' and 'Twist & Shout' comes to mind) I love this album. I think that I captures the Beatles's growth as artists, and is perfect to introduce kids (like me) to the legendary Beatles!

It introduced a new generation to the Beatles. It's one of their most important albums. It's also the definitive greatest hits album released by the band, in that all the songs are on one disc and this album shows just how big they were; 27 number one hits in total between the US and UK.

It introduced a new generation to the Beatles. It's one of their most important albums. It's also the definitive greatest hits album released by the band, in that all the songs are on one disc and this album shows just how big they were; 27 number one hits in total between the US and UK.

I have this! I listen to it in the car!

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14Love

Collaboration of all The Beatles greatest hits. Number 1 in all aspects. Yes, they remix some of the songs, but I don't think it hurts the song. I actually like how the album flows. Not just my favorite Beatles album, but my favorite album PERIOD. - A7XfoREVer

They morphed "within you without you" with "tomorrow never knows" in this album and it is best psychedelic song I've ever heard.

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15Hey Jude

Album gets very little fanfare but for my money it is their finest moment

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16The Beatles: 1967-1970

This is not a studio album, but it is absolutely amazing for what it is. It just has so much value. It contains the Beatles best from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band to Let It Be. Strawberry feilds forever, A Day In The Life, Come Tov

17Past Masters, Vol. 1
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19Meet the Beatles

This is the best beatles album!

20Past Masters, Vol. 2

So many songs that should have been on albums. Like Revolution. -

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