Best Beatles Albums
The Top Ten
The most important album in rock history. Hands down. My opinion of best to worst songs on the album:
1) A Day In The Life (It's A Day In The Life. I basically have to put it here)
2) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (one of the Beatles most druggy songs, as well as the first Beatles song I ever listened to)
3) Within You Without You (in my opinion, George's first true lyrical masterpiece, and the trippy Eastern instrumentals make me forget I exist from time to time)
4) She's Leaving Home (a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece that is a bliss to listen to)
5) With A Little Help From My Friends (Ringo's voice in this song gives me oxygen)
6) Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (I know this is not a very popular song, but the instrumental creativity on this one is crazy good)
7) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The album's opener is gold in and of itself)
8) Reprise of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (I like the album opener a bit more)
9) Getting Better ...more - AlexZoraj
Certainly the best Beatles album- it shows every side of them. Their rocking side (the opening track, Getting Better, the reprise), their soft, melodic, beautiful side (She's Leaving Home), their experimental side (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Fixing A Hole, Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!, Within You Without You, and A Day In The Life of course.), and their pop side. (When I'm Sixty Four, With a Little Help From My Friends, Good Morning Good Morning, Lovely Rita.)
Sgt. Pepper is the ultimate moment in rock. An absolute landmark. After stopping touring they wanted a sort of show album and with pretending being another band they were not limited in their ideas. The first three songs on the album are the ouverture and with the Sgt. Pepper reprise and A Day in the Life they had a great final. It was called the first 40 minute single in the world.
When it comes to impact, production, technique and the diversity of songs you can say this is the greatest album of all time. But when it comes purely to the songs I put Revolver at #1. - SintJohn
Definitely the best album the beatles made. Sweet ringo solos. A cool reprise of sgt peppers lonely hearts club band. Awesome Album cover... The reasons vary!V 67 Comments
This is their most professional album. You can hear George is an amazing guitarist and Paul delivers one of his best bass playing and vocals. They all wanted to do a strong final album, quite a miracle after the tension of the Let it Be movie.
The B-side with the medley and final suite is brilliant. Queen used this song structure for Bohemian Rhapsody. Just listen to Because and Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End.
The album sets most of the agenda during the 70's. And even Paul was on that agenda with solo albums like Ram and Band on the Run. And the James Bond movie theme Live and Let Die. - SintJohn
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.
Very iconic and very very beautiful
yes it might not be AS iconic as Sgt. Peppers but this is an amazing album with so many great songs - magnolai-ia
Let it Be was recorded before this, making Abbey Road The Beatles' final album technically. And man is it a good one, I mean Sgt. Pepper was great and I can live with it being top spot, however this was just as great. You have to have this at least top 2. Without Abbey Road, you wouldn't have great songs like Here Comes the Sun, Something, Come Together. I love this album so much...if only the band didn't absolutely hate each other maybe they would've been around today.V 60 Comments
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.
I don't think it flows as nice as "Sgt. Pepper'', but it just has a more classic Beatles sound. These are the songs ranked from worst to best in my opinion:
14.) Good Day Sunshine
13.) Yellow Submarine
12.) Love You To
11.) Doctor Robert
10.) I Want To Tell You
9.) For No One
8.) Got To Get You Into My Life
6.) And Your Bird Can Sing
5.) Here, There and Everywhere
4.) I'm Only Sleeping
3.) Eleanor Rigby
2.) She Said She Said
1.) Tomorrow Never Knows
Not just one of the greatest Beatles albums, but one of the greatest albums of all time!
Pepper is the bigger album and production and the ultimate moment in Rock. But Revolver is the better album. The songs on Revolver are just slightly better and more intriguing. - SintJohnV 43 Comments
Two records stand the test of time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland and the Beatles
The White Album
These two experiences are an expression of creativity innovative sounds and a purpose to the music most other releases cannot touch
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
The album of albums.
Whilst some have accused the cover of being pretentious, and revolution 9 is still a questionable choice, the white album still remains as the Beatles peak. Personally, I have always found this album to be their most interesting and daring statement, it just oozes with psychedelia. The album, also provides some of the bands best known and beloved tracks (back in the ussr, blackbird, helter skelter etc).V 32 Comments
This is the bridge between the fun-beatles age and the iconic deep lyrics age that people enjoy. this isn't their best but it is my favorite. Track rankings:
1)In my life- Lennon's best with iconic harpsichord sounds and amazing lyrics, love this song
2)Norweigian wood- despite being the hardest to spell I love this song, its sitar and very strange lyrics
3)drive my car- the most fun song on this album and it is just so great, with the bass going opposite the guitars
4) Run for your life- I love this song though everyone hates it, its such an elvis like song and a great closer for an awesome album
5)Nowhere man- only song released on single, the harmonies get me every time
6)Michelle- beautiful song, nothing else to say
7)You won't see me
8)I'm looking through you
9)Think for yourself
10)If I needed someone
12)The word- kinda weird, probably the start of lennon's psychedelic side
14)What goes on- just a weak song, don't really ...more - Sultan_of_Swing
This is the best beatles album ever and your rankings are terrible and bent
My Top Ten Beatles Albums
1) Rubber Soul
3) Abbey Road
4) Sgt. Pepper's Lone Hearts Club Band
5) The Beatles 1968 (The White Album)
7) A Hard Day's Night
8) Beatles for Sale
9) Please Please Me
10) Let It Be
Rubber Soul is The Beatles greatest album.V 27 Comments
I like Sgt Pepper better, but that's already #1 so instead I'll vote for my 2nd favorite because it is severely underrated. How can an album be bad if it includes The Fool on the Hill, I Am the Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, and All You Need is Love? I'm referring to LP version of course.
Underrated because it was right after Sgt. Peppers. - OmegaRankersClone
Man, this gets such a bad rap - ListerBlister
I believe that this album is amazing because of the happiness it emits and just how unique but beautiful the songs are - magnolai-iaV 29 Comments
First album ever of all original songs by a single artist or band. Before this album, all albums were full of covers and songs written by song writers. All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney - westofohio
I’m so sad that so many people over look this album because it is amazing - magnolai-ia
It seems like a lot of the time the Beatles' older albums get overlooked, which is a real shame, because A Hard Day's Night is absolutely fantastic. I would even go as far as to say it's one of their top 5 best albums. It's got classics like "A Hard Day's Night," "If I Fell," and "Can't Buy Me Love," as well as underrated gems such as "Tell Me Why" and "Things We Said Today." I'd recommend this one to just about anybody. I'd say it's up there with Revolver, Abbey Road, and Sgt. Pepper's. - JOhm
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.V 10 Comments
"Help! ", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Ticket to Ride", "Yesterday", "The Night Before" etc. - truckturner
A couple of really big hits, but also a number of really good songs are all on Help! and I have no doubt about Beatles' best album.
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 themV 8 Comments
Eh. The Beatles kind of just went with the unfortunately not so great flow with this 1970 band finisher. - OmegaRanker
Let it be is my favourite song!
It’s somewhat chaotic but holds some of their best songs - magnolai-ia
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
To have so many originals on one album at the time was unheard off. This album set the stage for all albums after this one - westofohio
Just pure, no stupid effects
A good album but so many covers - magnolai-ia
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 timeV 5 Comments
Its really good. It has song like " I want to hold your hand", and "When I saw her standing there". A lot of the songs are covers like " Roll over Beethoven, and You really gotta hold on me, but they sing really well.
This is the last album of the Beatles recorded on two tracks. It has a beautiful warm sound and they were very energetic on this album. If the singles I want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You (+ their B-sides) replace the few weaker songs, this album would be the ultimate album of their early years. Now this honour goes to Hard Days Night. - SintJohn
I absolutely love this album and for some reason like it more than the rest, I love Revolver and Abbey Road, but the covers on this are brilliant and I have played tracks on this album more than any other, so I have to say this is my favorite, it wasn't an easy choice. "Please Mr Postman" and "All My Loving" are legendary!
1) With The Beatles
2) Abbey Road
4) Rubber Soul
5) Let It Be
6) The White Album
7) St Peppers Lonely Club Heart Band
9) Please Please Me
10) Magical Mystery Tour
(By the way I haven't listend to all their albums, such as Beatles For Sale and Yellow Submarine, so don't judge me if you think they should be mentioned, laugh out loud)
This album is very underrated. In lyrics and melody The Beatles made quick progress. Some of the covers are great like Rock 'n Roll Music, Words of Love and Everybody's Trying to be my Baby. The other three covers are average quality. - SintJohn
So underrated - magnolai-ia
Underrated album. Not their best but it is worth to listen. Especially when u just laying in sofa, the album will give u calm feeling. Plus, the album cover is great!
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.V 3 Comments
This collection is actually very good - magnolai-ia
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.
There is so many good songs in this album how is it not number 1 - snackabergV 5 Comments
The version of Strawberry Fields Forever on this album is utterly amazing, same with While My Guitar Gently Weeps. - Stalin
It’s pretty much the best
ever - magnolai-ia
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
26 marvelous songs changed and put togetherV 1 Comment
Even though sgt peppers is my favorite this deserves to be so much higher. It is perfection
No, they were not naked while recording this. This album was released in 2008, by Paul McCartney as a better alternative to the original Let it Be album. While they did remove 2 songs (Dig It, and Maggie Mae), these were pretty useless and bad songs. They did however, add another song (Don't Let Me Down), which is a phenomenal song. One other thing they did, was remove all of the background chatter that would happen before some songs, like Two of Us' chatter in the beginning, Dig A Pony's false start, and the chatter before Get Back. The songs are also rearranged in a better order.
Love this to the max to be honest, it has great songs and they did take away two from the original release and added another - magnolai-ia
I like this album more than the 1970 release. Paul had a point with all the added stuff from Spector. - SintJohnV 3 Comments
Their second-best early Album, only to A Hard Day’s Night. It has the original version of Love Me Do, From Me to You, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, This Boy, Yes it Is, and so much more!
This album was released in 1988 for the box set. This one and volume 2 were created to have every song not on the original 13 albums - westofohio
Yellow Submarine - Everyone knows it, everyone loves it.
Only a Northern Song - Great song with funny lyrics ("If you're listening to this song/you may think the chords are going wrong/but they're not/we just wrote it like that").
All Together Now - Sounds like a nursery rhyme, but still great.
Hey Bulldog - One of the best Beatles songs ever. Piano riff is so memorable. The bass is incredible.
It's All Too Much - The Beatles' last psychedelic song to be released is excellent (Dig a Pony and Come Together aren't really psychedelic, they just have weird lyrics. What's the New Mary Jane is avant garde, not psychedelic.).
All You Need Is Love - Another song that everyone knows and loves.
George Martin's Instrumentals - Great listen if you can sit down and relax.
Overall, it's a great album and the fact that it's the last thing on the list is a shame. This album is even better than Help! in my opinion, which I love.
I don't know why people hate this album so much, yes we revisit Yellow Sub and All you Need is Love... But we also get 4 of their best songs ever written Hey Bulldog is obviously the best out of them, and then the other side is George Martin's compositions which are fun to listen to in a car ride, or just hanging around, so I'll vote for this one since it's gonna be so neglected
Okay, let me get something straight. I love Yellow Submarine. Hey Bulldog is cool, All Together Now is a nice little sing along, and Ringo's vocals on Yellow Submarine is amazing. Some people may consider Yellow Submarine as a weak moment for the Beatles, and others consider it as a great sing along for children. I don't understand why it's so hated, Yellow Submarine is one of my favorite Beatles albums! - kaitlynrad11
I don't understand why most people dislike this album. It has two of the best Beatles at their experimental side songs, and the two of them are Harrison's songs. And the fact that we have George Martin doing "classical" music (I'd rather the term "academic"), it's the point that set his brilliance in the band for deserving the spot of the fifth beatle. And by the way, that part of the album is amazing.
So, "Only a northern song", "It's all too much", and the "Martin's medley" should put this album as a great piece.
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
This album was released in 1988 for the box set. This one and volume 1 were created to have every song not on the original 13 albums - westofohio
So many songs that should have been on albums. Like Revolution. -
Already on here - westofohio
I think it's the best. Fantastic rockers like Daytripper and And your Bird Can Sing plus thoughtful songs like Yesterday and Nowhere Man. Much better than some of the others ranked higher.
It’s very good - magnolai-ia
US capital Beatles albums (pre 1966) are disgusting.
Great Track Listing
1.Drive My Car
2.I'm Only Sleeping
7.And Your Bird Can Sing
8.If I Needed Someone
9.We Can Work It Out
10.What Goes On
11.Day Tripper - westofohio
yes - magnolai-ia
This is the best beatles album!
This is the one that really started beatlemania in america, I don't know why capitol records didn't make the release weeks before they did ( probably there biggest mistake ever ) but introducing the beatles was avalable but it did'nt have the fresh songs of meet the beatles
I love the Beatles early and alternative songs.
Needs more attention 3 2
The absolute BEST Beatles album. Pure Rock 'n' Roll the whole way. Love it!
Album gets very little fanfare but for my money it is their finest moment
Is good stuff - snackaberg
I Have This And It Is Very Good, No Sgt. Pepper, But Good - BeatlesFan1964
Hey Jude, revolution, and don’t let me down are amazing!
That’s why I voted
Its got a version of Let It Be with a distorted guitar solo.
At least one of the greatest compilations of all time.
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