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Title: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on October 05, 2007, 02:28:48 PM
just interested in what everyones favorite Beatles albums and if you wanna add why thats all the better


1) Magical Mystery Tour
2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) White album
7) Help
8) Please Please Me
9) HDN
10) LIB
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on October 05, 2007, 02:48:16 PM
Quote from: 758
just interested in what everyones favorite Beatles albums and if you wanna add why thats all the better

1) Magical Mystery Tour

Sorry, but I have to fight this battle every time it comes up. MMT was an  album compiled by Capitol Records, unsanctioned by the group, containing old hits, b- sides and songs from the UK EP. It's no more a Beatles album than Hey Jude or Something New. It's like saying Rock'n'Roll is better than A Hard Days Night.
This is why we never argue the merits of Yesterday or Nowhere Man as singles, because The Beatles never intended them to be as such. Nor did they ever intend I Am The Warus to appear on an album along with Penny Lane.
Phew. Sorry. This is a pet peeve of mine.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on October 05, 2007, 03:00:13 PM

Not meaning to raise any dust at all here, but the official Beatles Web site does list 'MMT' among the official releases. Just wondering about this.

 :-/

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on October 05, 2007, 03:15:29 PM
Imports were  selling well, so it was released in 1976. But my point is those songs were never intended by the band to be heard together on an album. Love Songs is no doubt an official release, but we never argue its merits versus say Revolver.
MMT has been loaded with hits by some marketting exec in Capitol, so of course it's going to sound good. (it's a great piece of vinyl)
Yesterday was released in the US as a single in 1965 and in the UK in 1976. It's an official release. But we would never (I hope) waste our time putting it in some "favourite singles" list, because the band never intended it to be one. Likewise Back in the USSR/Twist and Shout (Parlophone R6016 released 29/06/1976) which got to #19 in the UK charts. An official release, but surely no one here considers it a Beatles single as they do Help! or Paperback Writer.
In all my thirty years of Beatle following, it has always been the UK released, band sanctioned material that warrant any serious discussion/listing, not the whims of american record company employees.  Otherwise releases from Argentina, Taiwan, Norway, Togoland etc would need inclusion, for they are as "valid" as US releases.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on October 05, 2007, 06:46:56 PM
okay sorry i never knew that, would i get away with it if i changed it from favorite albums to favorite records ?  ::) or just exclude mmt from the list  ? also does yellow submarine not class as a album ? as it is more of a soundtrack if so ill take it out also



2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) White album
7) Help
Please Please Me
9) HDN
10) LIB
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: mr kite on October 05, 2007, 07:08:02 PM
1. SGT Pepper
2. Revolver
3. Abbey rd
4. white album
5.Let It Be
6.Hard DAYS Night
7. Rubber Soul
8. Help
9.Please Please Me
10.With The Beatles
11.Yellow Sub.
12.Beatles For Sale  
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Dark Phoenyx on October 05, 2007, 08:24:49 PM
Here's my list

1-Rubber Soul
2-Revolver
3-Abbey Road
4-A hard day
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on October 05, 2007, 10:15:33 PM
1. Sgt Pepper!!
2. Rubber Soul
3. Abbey Road
4. A Hard Days Night
5. With The Beatles
6. Help
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Please Please Me
9. Beatles For Sale
10. White Album
11. Revolver
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine

These are always hard on where to put the albums! :-/
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on October 06, 2007, 09:13:34 AM
Quote from: 758
okay sorry i never knew that, would i get away with it if i changed it from favorite albums to favorite records ?  ::) or just exclude mmt from the list  ? also does yellow submarine not class as a album ? as it is more of a soundtrack if so ill take it out also

You have my permission  :)
Yellow Submarine was a Beatle sanctioned UK release. It is a Beatle album, regardless of the George Martin score.
My whole point about MMT is that the track listing was decided by Capitol Executives, not The Beatles. It's a compliation album. Otherwise my Beatle rankings would be (based on strength of songs):
1. Blue Album
2. Red Album
3. Rock'n'Roll
4. Rubber Soul
5. Magical Mystery Tour.....etc

It makes any meaningful discussion pointless.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on October 06, 2007, 09:47:32 AM
yeah i was kinda thinking like that before i had started the topic or else it would have looked like so

1) past masters and then the rest of my list but i knew that past masters was like a compilation but now i know i took MMT off to.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: wingsman on October 06, 2007, 03:16:36 PM
OK.

1) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2) The Beatles
3) Abbey Road
4) Revolver
5) Rubber Soul
6) Magical Mystery Tour
7) Help!
8) Please Please Me
9) With The Beatles
10) Let It Be
11) A Hard Day's Night
12) Beatles For Sale
13) Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: harihead on October 06, 2007, 04:10:29 PM
I suppose to have a valid comparison, we'd have to rank the same albums, but I feel that's already being done in SSG.

Here are the albums I usually listen to:

1. Love
2. Live at the BBC
3. Abbey Road
4. Rubber soul
5. Revolver

Usually I just listen to individual tracks of most albums. Occasionally I'll play:

Past Masters Vol. 1
All the movie ones: Help, HDN, MMT, YS
Beatles for sale
With the beatles
Please Please Me
Anthology 3


Sgt Pepper is not high on my list, as I only like a few tracks from it. (The ones I do like, I really like, however.)
I actively dislike the White Album and LIB. I can tolerate a few tracks off either, but I don't care for the albums overall.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on October 06, 2007, 05:32:13 PM
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Sgt Pepper is not high on my list, as I only like a few tracks from it.

I'm not a huge Pepper fan either.

1. The White Album
2. Yellow Submarine
3. Rubber Soul
4. Revolver
5. MMT




Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on October 08, 2007, 01:30:56 PM
1. A Hard Day's Night
2. Rubber Soul
3. Revolver
4. Abbey Road

and currently:

5. With The Beatles

The top 4 generally stay the same, but the others change with the season.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2007, 01:23:26 PM
hmmmmm
1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. Abbey Road
4. With The Beatles
5. White Album
6. A Hard Days Night
7. Let It Be
8. Help!
9. Pepper
10. BFS
11. Yellow Sub
12. Please Please Me (only because it's so old and I can't relate to it.)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on October 10, 2007, 10:19:01 PM
with little to no fanfare : (in order of personal preference)

1)Rubber Soul
2)Sgt. Peppers
3)Abbey Road
4)Revolver
5)TWA
6)Magical Mystery Tour                                      
7)Anthology 2
8)With The Beatles
9)Beatles For Sale

(the remaining albums I adore as well, but above are the creme de la creme...)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on October 11, 2007, 10:43:36 AM
I keep trying to do this , but i keep changing my mind so im going to pass  ::)

DaveRam :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Happy Jack on December 22, 2007, 09:11:32 PM
1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. The White Album
4. Help!
5. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Abbey Road
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. With The Beatles
9. Please Please Me
10. Let It Be
11. Beatles For Sale
12. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: alexis on December 23, 2007, 09:45:17 PM
Quote from: 185
Imports were  selling well, so it was released in 1976. But my point is those songs were never intended by the band to be heard together on an album. Love Songs is no doubt an official release, but we never argue its merits versus say Revolver.
MMT has been loaded with hits by some marketting exec in Capitol, so of course it's going to sound good. (it's a great piece of vinyl)
Yesterday was released in the US as a single in 1965 and in the UK in 1976. It's an official release. But we would never (I hope) waste our time putting it in some "favourite singles" list, because the band never intended it to be one. Likewise Back in the USSR/Twist and Shout (Parlophone R6016 released 29/06/1976) which got to #19 in the UK charts. An official release, but surely no one here considers it a Beatles single as they do Help! or Paperback Writer.
In all my thirty years of Beatle following, it has always been the UK released, band sanctioned material that warrant any serious discussion/listing, not the whims of american record company employees.  Otherwise releases from Argentina, Taiwan, Norway, Togoland etc would need inclusion, for they are as "valid" as US releases.

 I take a less rigid view of this, in that just because Parlophone or EMI or whatever didn't officially release it doesn't mean it doesn't merit serious discussion, etc.Sorry, just a difference in philosophy.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 24, 2007, 11:52:40 AM
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I take a less rigid view of this, in that just because Parlophone or EMI or whatever didn't officially release it doesn't mean it doesn't merit serious discussion, etc.Sorry, just a difference in philosophy.

I think the individual songs merit discussion, but not the album. In most peoples eyes, outside of the US it was not an album during the groups' lifetime. Therefore, not of their choosing.

Like most of these type of threads, the question has been too loosely worded. It should say official original UK releases from 1963-1970. Anything else is a compilation. If MMT as an album is going to be included, we might as well have 'Meet The Beatles', and all the other bastardised American releases. And let's throw in the Indian version of 'Pepper' while we're at it. ;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on December 24, 2007, 03:40:14 PM

I'm amused by the quibbling over Capitol's 'meddling' with track content, even though I would prefer to see the group's wishes respected. But they were, after all, a business concern investing a lot of effort and resources into marketing this product to their particular customer base. One which they knew and understood pretty well, judging from the screaming success they made of it. As for the American market being negligible and insignificant...well, tell that to the boy's accountants.

 :P

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: NoraNora4 on January 01, 2008, 02:46:46 PM
1) The White album :)
2) Rubber Soul
3) Help
4) Revolver
5) A Hard Days Night
6) Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
7) Beatles for sale
8) Let It Be
9) With The Beatles
10) Magical Mystery Tour
11) Abbey Road
12) Please Please Me
13) Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Sea of Time on January 11, 2008, 09:33:14 PM
Beatles for Sale
With the Beatles
Anthology 1
Past Masters 1
Help
A Hard Day's Night
Please Please Me
Anthology 3
Sgt. Pepper's... (the mono version of this really made me appreciate this album alot more)
Let it Be
Magical Mystery Tour
BBC Sessions
Past Maters 2
Anthology 2
The Beatles/ White Album
Rubber Soul
Abbey Road (my all time favorite)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: WaMoZ on January 12, 2008, 12:26:15 AM
Wot, no Revolver, Sea of Time?
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: dabbik on January 14, 2008, 05:36:28 PM
1. Rubber Soul/Revolver (Can't choose)
3. Magical Mystery Tour
4. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Help
6. White Album
7. Abbey Road
8. Let It Be(I like the Naked version more though)
9. Please Please Me
10. Yellow Submarine
11. With The Beatles
12. A Hard Days Night
13. Beatles For Sale

Yellow Submarine album owns =o almost everyone has it in 13. :(
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Sea of Time on January 16, 2008, 02:10:01 AM
Oh I thought I had that in there, I'd place it in my list after Past Masters 2 and before Anthology 2.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 16, 2008, 09:12:37 AM
Is your list upside down, or is your favourite album Beatles For Sale?
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on January 16, 2008, 02:49:45 PM

Does anybody out there regard Beatles For Sale as there fav Beatles album?  :o
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Bobber on January 16, 2008, 02:56:02 PM
I can think of someone.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 16, 2008, 03:00:47 PM
Quote from: 63
I can think of someone.

Me too. I could never understand it. I've still yet to meet anyone else who's favourite album is BFS.

Quote from: 1058

Yellow Submarine album owns =o almost everyone has it in 13. :(

?
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on January 20, 2008, 03:57:04 AM
Quote from: 1058
1


Yellow Submarine album owns =o almost everyone has it in 13. :(


I think 13 is suitable for it as  a couple of the songs on side one were already on previous albums and the whole second half of the album is arranged by George Martin and doesn't feature any of The Beatles.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on January 20, 2008, 01:40:13 PM

I'm really loving 'It's All Too Much' lately.

 :)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on January 20, 2008, 04:25:51 PM
i think i listen to the Yellow Submarine Song-track than the actual original album.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: maninthequeue on January 28, 2008, 09:13:40 PM
(In brackets are MMT, PM1 & PM2 as they were part of the CD reissues from 1987 compiling the remainder on their non album tracks)

1 Abbey Road
2 SPLHCB
3 Revolver
4 White album
5 Rubber soul
(Past Masters Vol 2)
(Magical Mystery Tour)
6 HDN
(Past Masters Vol 1)
7 Please Please Me
8 With the beatles
9 Help!
10 LIB (I prefer ..Naked)
11 Beatles for sale
12 Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on January 30, 2008, 02:34:19 PM
Used to be Abbey Road, but over the years Ive come to appreciate the broad sweep of the White album, its a stonking set with so many different facets to it. I love other stuff like Pepper and Revolver etc but the over production gets on my nerves after a while, not to say that they are'nt awesome in their own way though!!!!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Magness on February 17, 2008, 08:35:28 AM
1. Rubber Soul
2. Help!
3. Revolver
4. Magical Mystery Tour
5. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts club band
6. Yellow Submarine
7. With the Beatles
8. HDN
9. White Album
10. Please Please me
11. Beatles for sale
12. Abbey Road
13. Let it be
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: PaulieBear on February 18, 2008, 03:01:15 AM
1. Help!
2. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Abbey Road
4. Magical Mystery Tour
5. White Album
6.Rubber Soul
7. A Hard Days Night
8. Please Please Me
9. With The Beatles
10. Beatles For Sale
11.Revolver
13. Let It Be
12. Yellow Submarine


Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: PaulieBear on February 18, 2008, 03:02:39 AM
Quote from: 758


I think 13 is suitable for it as  a couple of the songs on side one were already on previous albums and the whole second half of the album is arranged by George Martin and doesn't feature any of The Beatles.

I don't have the movie version but I don't like the real version only because about half is background music to the movie.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Geoff on March 18, 2008, 12:25:53 AM
Hmmm.... I go for Dr Ebbetts UK singles collection, A Hard Day's Night, Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Abbey Road for its splendid second side. Then I'm stumped trying to narrow it down more than that, or even sorting it out!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Burto1945 on May 18, 2008, 03:21:36 AM
Hi there, first time poster here, I thought this was easily the best subject for my first post.  Here we go:

1. Abbey Road
2. The Beatles
3. Revolver
4. Please Please Me
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Beatles For Sale
7. Rubber Soul
8. A Hard Day's Night
9. Help!
10. Magical Mystery Tour
11. Let It Be
12. With The Beatles
13. Yellow Submarine

YS is definitely last, as with most people, but I almost put WTB down there.  For some reason, it just never clicked with me, not sure why.  Classic album cover, though.  And yes, I am the guy who puts BFS in the top 6, I really like it.  Reading this thread, not many do, but I think it holds up really well from top to bottom, and No Reply is one of my all-time favorites.  Anyway, just thought I'd add my thoughts, see you around the boards.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Geoff on May 18, 2008, 04:22:48 AM
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Hi there, first time poster here, I thought this was easily the best subject for my first post.

Welcome aboard and congratulations for actually answering the question, which is more than I managed with my semi non-answer above. I tend to think Beatles For Sale is a bit underrated, too: the covers of "Rock and Roll Music" and "Kansas City" are terrific, and the more bluesy / C&W feel to much of the album is a good conceptual move after A Hard Day's Night. It's probably true that much of that comes from the band simply being tired and already wearying of Beatlemania, but the impression the album leaves by way of contrast with its predecessors is that these aren't guys who'll stick to a formula. :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 19, 2008, 04:59:19 PM
1. Rubber Soul
2. All the rest
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ShesCominDownFastYesSheIs on May 19, 2008, 07:23:00 PM
Quote from: 185

Sorry, but I have to fight this battle every time it comes up. MMT was an  album compiled by Capitol Records, unsanctioned by the group, containing old hits, b- sides and songs from the UK EP. It's no more a Beatles album than Hey Jude or Something New. It's like saying Rock'n'Roll is better than A Hard Days Night.
This is why we never argue the merits of Yesterday or Nowhere Man as singles, because The Beatles never intended them to be as such. Nor did they ever intend I Am The Warus to appear on an album along with Penny Lane.
Phew. Sorry. This is a pet peeve of mine.

Well, while I understand your argument here, I think that MMT is the ONLY capitol album that should be respected. I hate (or would hate if I ever listened to them) the Beatles' early capitol albums because of the track listings. that being said, I like the Magical Mystery Tour Album. a six song double EP? that's lame. I know what you mean when you say that the Beatles didn't "intend" for it but let's face it, the US version of Magical Mystery Tour has become the official version. it's the version you buy in the UK nowadays. I'm happy to have Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields on an LP.....where they belong.


my only beef with the MMT LP is Hello Goodbye starting out side two of the vinyl (or following Walrus on CD). I think songs like Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields have plenty of "Magic" in them to warrant their release with the film songs. but Hello Goodbye sure doesn't. I always thought that side two should open with Strawberry Fields followed by Penny Lane.


and to answer the thread's question, here is my list of albums from favorite to least favorite:

1) White Album
2) Sgt. Pepper's
3) Magical Mystery Tour
4) Revolver
5) Abbey Road
6) Let It Be
7) Rubber Soul
8) Help!
9) Beatles For Sale
10) A Hard Day's Night
11) Please Please Me
12) Yellow Submarine
13) With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on May 19, 2008, 08:58:13 PM
1. SGT. PEPPER'S (difficult choice between this one and REVOLVER, one could argue that most of the songs on REVOLVER were stronger, but the album SGT. PEPPER's is stronger than the sum of the parts)

2. REVOLVER (a brilliant album, that any artist would have considered the pinnacle of his career)

3. RUBBER SOUL (In some aspects the strongest album the band ever recorded, there are - almost - no weak songs on it and R.S. was the best album ever made until 1965)

4. ABBEY ROAD (a beautiful album, and my personal favourite)

5. THE BEATLES (a masterpiece, of course and an album pointing the direction(s) for all the artists to follow)

6. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (the first Beatles' album that had all killer no filler)

7. WITH THE BEATLES (good early Beatles album, a huge step forward from PLEASE PLEASE ME)

8. LET IT BE (not great, but an album containing such classics as "Across the universe", "let it be", "the long and winding road", "get back" and some solid songs like "two of us" or 'I me mine' isn't that bad either

9. PLEASE PLEASE ME (mostly dated now, but the exceptions are wonderful: "I saw her standing there" and "twist and shout" rank among the best the band ever recorded, while "Do you want to know a secret" and "there's a place" are slumbering gems)

10. HELP! (The Beatles were musicians, not moviestars, Help! has a couple of good songs though ("Ticket to Ride", "Help", "Yesterday", "You've got to hide your love away")

11. BEATLES FOR SALE (disappointing, two or three good songs)

12. MMT (an EP with some high points, including the brilliant "I am The Walrus"; most of the songs on side one however are mere filler, only saved by studio experience; of course the singles on side two are excellent, even brilliant, but that material had been issued before)

13. YELLOW SUBMARINE (not even an album, though side one contains the excellent "Hey Bulldog")
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on May 19, 2008, 10:29:08 PM
Quote from: 1355
1. SGT. PEPPER'S (difficult choice between this one and REVOLVER, one could argue that most of the songs on REVOLVER were stronger, but the album SGT. PEPPER's is stronger than the sum of the parts)

2. REVOLVER (a brilliant album, that any artist would have considered the pinnacle of his career)

3. RUBBER SOUL (In some aspects the strongest album the band ever recorded, there are - almost - no weak songs on it and R.S. was the best album ever made until 1965)

4. ABBEY ROAD (a beautiful album, and my personal favourite)

5. THE BEATLES (a masterpiece, of course and an album pointing the direction(s) for all the artists to follow)

6. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (the first Beatles' album that had all killer no fille
7. WITH THE BEATLES (good early Beatles album, a huge step forward from PLEASE PLEASE ME)

8. LET IT BE (not great, but an album containing such classics as "Across the universe", "let it be", "the long and winding road", "get back" and some solid songs like "two of us" or 'I me mine' isn't that bad either

9. PLEASE PLEASE ME (mostly dated now, but the exceptions are wonderful: "I saw her standing there" and "twist and shout" rank among the best the band ever recorded, while "Do you want to know a secret" and "there's a place" are slumbering gems)

10. HELP! (The Beatles were musicians, not moviestars, Help! has a couple of good songs though ("Ticket to Ride", "Help", "Yesterday", "You've got to hide your love away")

11. BEATLES FOR SALE (disappointing, two or three good songs)

12. MMT (an EP with some high points, including the brilliant "I am The Walrus"; most of the songs on side one however are mere filler, only saved by studio experience; of course the singles on side two are excellent, even brilliant, but that material had been issued before)

13. YELLOW SUBMARINE (not even an album, though side one contains the excellent "Hey Bulldog")

hey bruno welcome to the forum m8 in my original topic i asked what youre favourite albums in order would be, would abbey road not be number if its youre personal fave ?  
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on May 19, 2008, 10:59:09 PM
Quote from: 758

hey bruno welcome to the forum m8 in my original topic i asked what youre favourite albums in order would be, would abbey road not be number if its youre personal fave ?  

Oh, yes, indeed, if put that way, Abbey Road would top my list, but I tried to rank the albums from the one that I thought to be the best to my worst... I love SGT. PEPPER'S, but somehow I like it more to listen to AR
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Rowdy on May 20, 2008, 12:01:18 AM
This is always interesting...moreso when people are like, "hey, I remember you" ;)


1. Abbey Road
1 1/2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Beatles (White Album)
5 1/2. With The Beatles
7. Help!
8. Please Please Me
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. Beatles For Sale
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine Soundtrack
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: pc31 on May 20, 2008, 09:48:47 AM
welcome back dude!!!! ;D who were you again??? ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on May 20, 2008, 02:56:08 PM
Quote from: 314
This is always interesting...moreso when people are like, "hey, I remember you" ;)


1. Abbey Road
1 1/2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Beatles (White Album)
5 1/2. With The Beatles
7. Help!
8. Please Please Me
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. Beatles For Sale
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine Soundtrack

You rank Beatles for sale higher than A Hard Day's Night?  :-/
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Rowdy on May 20, 2008, 11:06:55 PM
Quote from: 284
welcome back dude!!!! ;D who were you again??? ;D

Heh, surely you remember me complaining about Ringo the 4th over at Moondogs. ;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ShesCominDownFastYesSheIs on May 20, 2008, 11:20:56 PM
Quote from: 1355

You rank Beatles for sale higher than A Hard Day's Night?  :-/

I like Beatles For Sale more than Hard Day's Night too. other than Things We Said Today and the title track, there's not that much that interests me on Hard Day's Night
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on May 21, 2008, 12:48:34 AM
Quote from: 532

I like Beatles For Sale more than Hard Day's Night too. other than Things We Said Today and the title track, there's not that much that interests me on Hard Day's Night

Not that much? If I fell, And I love her, Can't buy me love? I'll be back? I should have known better? (AHDN started the Byrd's career)...

On "for sale" there are too many covers for one, and, some are really embarassing (Mr. Moonlight which should really have been replaced with "leave my kitten alone" for one). No reply, i'm a loser and eight days a week are good tracks, but there's so much filler on it. I think it's clearly a step backwards, There is no song imo on for sale that is a match for the best on AHDN........ I mean: just look at the cover ;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: akire74 on May 21, 2008, 02:41:26 AM
Quote from: 1355

Not that much? If I fell, And I love her, Can't buy me love? I'll be back? I should have known better? (AHDN started the Byrd's career)...

On "for sale" there are too many covers for one, and, some are really embarassing (Mr. Moonlight which should really have been replaced with "leave my kitten alone" for one). No reply, i'm a loser and eight days a week are good tracks, but there's so much filler on it. I think it's clearly a step backwards, There is no song imo on for sale that is a match for the best on AHDN........ I mean: just look at the cover ;)

I agree with you 100% on this.  (And I would have loved to have heard Kitten on For Sale too!  I love that song!)  If we're judging album covers then yes, I'd say Beatles For Sale is one of the best but not for content and certainly not over A Hard Days Night.  But of course, everyones opinion varies.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: akire74 on May 21, 2008, 02:46:39 AM
And to answer the original question, I would have a hard time actually ranking all the albums in order of my preference.

I would put The White Album at the top (a lot of people think thats weird but its my favorite album), followed by Abbey Road and at the bottom of the list I would probably put Beatles for Sale.  As someone said earlier, it was like a step backward and there were more cover songs on it than i would have liked to see.  I'm sure some of this can be attributed to the insane touring and appearance schedules...when do you find time to write? let alone write great stuff?  Lump all the other albums somewhere in the middle of those.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on May 21, 2008, 07:49:36 PM
Hey, welcome to DM's akire74! enjoy your stay!  ;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on June 05, 2008, 01:23:10 AM
OK, so I've limited my choices to the 5 albums from 1965 to 1969 who are generally considered to be the Beatles' finest. I consider MMT an EP, therefore I have not taken it into account in this poll (otherwise I would have to include "Meet The Beatles!", "Yesterday and Today" and so on, you get the point, ... I see this from a pre-CD, British-release only point of view). I have also left out all post- and pre-1973 compilations.

Let the voting begin.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: HeatherBoo on June 05, 2008, 01:27:42 AM
Please Please Me is my favorite  8)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on June 05, 2008, 01:36:21 AM
Quote from: 1204
Please Please Me is my favorite  8)

That's fine with me, I like the early albums too ... alot even (I mean, I like everything the group ever recorded), I can thoroughly enjoy an album like A Hard Day's Night... But the best it ain't... (not meaning it isn't great: it is). ;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on June 05, 2008, 01:41:15 AM

My sentimental fave is '.. Pepper...', but I consider their best to be 'Rubber Soul'. They were really clicking and still working as a team.

 :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on June 05, 2008, 09:04:45 AM
Does anyone have any objections if I merge this with the thread called whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order?
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: An Apple Beatle on June 05, 2008, 09:05:53 AM
Makes sense to me. :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on June 05, 2008, 09:08:31 AM
I asked because they are slightly different. I'll do it then.

Please folks, if you're starting a new thread, can you at least check on the first page of threads to make sure it hasn't already been covered. Thanks.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on June 05, 2008, 01:47:59 PM
Quote from: 483
Does anyone have any objections if I merge this with the thread called whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order?

But this one doesn't have a poll...
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on June 05, 2008, 07:01:29 PM
Quote from: 1355

But this one doesn't have a poll...

No, but then you didn't put every album in the poll. And there's a lot of threads for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on June 05, 2008, 09:24:20 PM
Quote from: 843
My sentimental fave is '.. Pepper...', but I consider their best to be 'Rubber Soul'. They were really clicking and still working as a team.

 :)

my favourite beatle albums of all time!  ;)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jon on June 14, 2008, 03:19:26 PM
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ( Parlophone, 1967 )
2. Abbey Road ( Apple, 1969 )
3. The Beatles ("The White Album") ( Apple, 1968 )
4. Revolver ( Parlophone, 1966 )
5. Rubber Soul ( Parlophone, 1965 )
6. Please Please Me ( Parlophone, 1963 )
7. Help! ( Parlophone, 1965 )
8. Let It Be ( Apple, 1970 )
9. With the Beatles ( Parlophone, 1963 )
10. A Hard Day's Night ( Parlophone, 1964 )
11. Beatles for Sale ( Parlophone, 1964 )
12. Yellow Submarine ( Apple, 1969 )
  
 * Magical Mystery Tour (U.S. only. Released as a Double EP in the UK) ( Capitol, 1967 )

^ MMT is an album I listen to a lot, and if I were to rank it among the albums it would fall somewhere in the 1-3 range.  I love every song on it.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: This Boy on June 18, 2008, 03:16:55 AM
hmm tough

1)Rubber Soul (my fav. songs)
2)Abbey Road (best put together and amazing songs)
3)Sgt. Pepper
4)Revolver
5)Let It Be
6)With the Beatles
7)A Hard Day's Night
8 )The White Album
9)Beatle's For Sale
10)Magical Mystery Tour
11)Please Please Me
12)Help!
13)Yellow Submarine


and you can't forget all the singles! they would be spread all over, but personally i like the singles as much as the best albums.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Geoff on June 18, 2008, 03:10:51 PM
Erm, not sure, but maybe something like:

1. Revolver (still)
2. Rubber Soul
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. Abbey Road
5. The Beatles
6. Help!
7. With The Beatles
8. Sgt Pepper
9. Please Please Me
10. Beatles For Sale
11. Let It Be
12. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bruno232 on June 18, 2008, 03:33:59 PM
Quote from: 1161
Erm, not sure, but maybe something like:

1. Revolver (still)
2. Rubber Soul
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. Abbey Road
5. The Beatles
6. Help!
7. With The Beatles
8. Sgt Pepper
9. Please Please Me
10. Beatles For Sale
11. Let It Be
12. Yellow Submarine

Why do you consider Help! and With The Beatles better albums than Sgt. Pepper's?

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Geoff on June 19, 2008, 02:35:47 AM
Quote from: 1355
Why do you consider Help! and With The Beatles better albums than Sgt. Pepper's?

They're more "danceable," if that's a word. So far as pop music goes, I like it loud, fast, visceral and with hooks or a lot of groove.  8)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: The_Beatles_90 on July 05, 2008, 10:04:44 PM
1. Abbey Road

2. The Beatles (The White Album)

3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

4. Revolver

5. Help!

6. Rubber Soul
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Let It Be
9. Please Please Me
10. With The Beatles
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. Beatles For Sale
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: colleengirl95 on July 13, 2008, 01:12:21 PM
1) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2) Help!
3) Rubber Soul
4) A Hard Day's Night
5) Revolver
6) Beatles For Sale
7) White Album
8) Please Please Me
9)Magical Mystery Tour
10) With The Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: I am the Eggman on July 13, 2008, 07:42:27 PM
Quote from: 1355

Why do you consider Help! and With The Beatles better albums than Sgt. Pepper's?


It's called an opinion and personal taste



1.   Help!
2.   Let it Be (including Naked)
3.   Yellow Submarine
4.   Magical Mystery Tour
5.   Sgt. Peppers
6.   Abbey Road
7.   With the Beatles
8.   White Album
9.   Please Please Me
10.   Rubber Soul
11.   Beatles for Sale
12.  A Hard Day's Night
13.  Revolver
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ManBeatles on August 11, 2008, 04:01:47 PM
about me:
1. Abbey Road
2. HELP!
3. Revolver
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Sgt Pepper
6. Magical Mystery Tour
7. Yellow Submarine
8. Let it Be
9. White Album
10. Rubber Soul
11. Beatles for Sale
12. Please Please Me
13. With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Okay on August 11, 2008, 04:53:58 PM
1. Abbey Road
2. Revolver
3. The White Album
4. Sgt. Pepper
5. A Hard Day's Night
6. Let It Be
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. Rubber Soul
9. Help!
10. Please Please Me
11. With The Beatles
12. Beatles For Sale
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: szyzk on August 26, 2008, 03:10:30 PM
1. Abbey Road
2. Let It Be
3. Revolver
4. The Beatles
5. Rubber Soul
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. Help!
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. Please Please Me
10. With The Beatles
11. Beatles For Sale
12. Yellow Submarine

Whole albums start to finish are listed above, although there would be some major changes if I was considering them based on where my favorite songs come from.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jane on August 26, 2008, 07:36:33 PM
Oh, at last there is someone who also has Let It Be at the top! Though I prefer Let It Be Naked.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: szyzk on August 26, 2008, 08:02:14 PM
Quote from: 1393
Oh, at last there is someone who also has Let It Be at the top! Though I prefer Let It Be Naked.

I have a hard time with Abbey Road and Let It Be. I can't rightfully say one is my favorite with the other coming in 2nd place because they're both amazing - in fact, in the desert island thread I said I would have to just do a behind-the-back decision because I wouldn't be able to pick one without going insane.

And yes, I prefer Let It Be Naked, too.

I'm honestly surprised at the lack of love for Let It Be. It's perplexing how many fans (even band members) consider it towards the bottom of their list.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jane on August 26, 2008, 08:28:16 PM
I absolutely 100% agree with you!  :) I love your words: I wouldn`t be able to pick one without going insane! The same with me.
But I will tell you a secret: on a subconscious level I prefer Let It Be Naked. Do you?
However, here people downgrade not only Let It Be but also Abbey Road. Impossible to comprehend.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: szyzk on August 26, 2008, 11:06:38 PM
Quote from: 1393
But I will tell you a secret: on a subconscious level I prefer Let It Be Naked. Do you?

Oh, absolutely. I know the band was unhappy with the production on the album, and Naked I think gets it right - it sounds live, like they're just sitting in the studio playing, and that's exactly what they were after. I like the sequencing better, too.

I know the band recorded the songs with a bad vibe and sent them out To Phil Spector with a bad vibe, but Naked almost makes the sessions sound... Fun, I guess, like the band was enjoying themselves. If you slept through all of the Let It Be movie and only woke up to watch the rooftop performance, you wouldn't think they were ready to strangle each other and this mood is caught with Naked (purposefully, of course, since they used rooftop takes in the editing of these tracks).

If the band had to end, this was a great album to go out on. I would kill for another stripped down rock, bare & raw album like this, though, especially considering some of the songs that could have been pulled from what eventually became the post-1970 solo albums.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fercarv on September 04, 2008, 10:30:31 PM
Here's My List:

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. Please Please Me
5. Abbey Road
6. The Beatles (White Album)
7. Help!
8. Let It Be
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. Beatles For Sale
11. With The Beatles
12. Yellow Submarine

If it counted, I would put Magical Mystery Tour between Rubber Soul and Please Please Me
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on September 04, 2008, 11:43:28 PM
Quote from: 483
I've still yet to meet anyone else who's favourite album is BFS
Do you not know me?  :)

1.Beatles For Sale
2.A Hard Day
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Mrs Lennon on November 01, 2008, 05:59:16 PM
Assuming MMT counts...

1.Revolver
2.Beatles For Sale
3.Rubber Soul
4.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cub Band
5.The Beatles
6.Abbey Road
7.A Hard Day's Night
8.Magical Mystery Tour
9Help!
10.With the Beatles
11.Please Please Me
12.Let It Be
13.Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Penny Lane on November 02, 2008, 09:13:26 AM
"Abbey Road" is my favorite Beatles album.  I can't put the rest in order, however...  I keep changing my mind so it'll make my brain hurt.   :P
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Dr Robert on November 04, 2008, 07:09:23 AM
Quote from: 596
Do you not know me?  :)

1.Beatles For Sale
2.A Hard Day
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Dr Robert on November 04, 2008, 08:00:39 AM
Quote from: 1058
1. Rubber Soul/Revolver (Can't choose)
3. Magical Mystery Tour
4. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Help
6. White Album
7. Abbey Road
8. Let It Be(I like the Naked version more though)
9. Please Please Me
10. Yellow Submarine
11. With The Beatles
12. A Hard Days Night
13. Beatles For Sale
Excellent list. I can tell by reading it we have similar tastes in Beatles music. Here's mine:

  1.) Revolver
  2.) SPLHCB
  3.) Rubber Soul
  4.) White Album
  5.) Let It Be
  6.) Abbey Road
  7.) Help!
  8.) Please Please Me
  9.) With The Beatles
10.) Yellow Submarine
11.) A Hard Day's Night
12.) Beatles For Sale

When I look at this list, I see that I have Abbey Road as number 6, and that just doesn't sound humane. If Abbey Road were an album by any other band, it would be the number one album by that band for me, no question. It just shows how deep the Beatles catalogue is.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: beatlemaniac on January 20, 2009, 12:21:19 AM
WOW. Yikes this could prove to be difficult.

1) Abbey Road
2) White Album
3) Revolver
4) MMT
5) Sgt. Pepper
6) A Hard Days Night
7) HELP
8) Let it Be
9) Beatles for Sale
9) Rubber Soul
10) Please Please Me
11) Yellow Submarine
12) With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: I Am The Kiwi on January 21, 2009, 03:04:02 AM
1. Revolver - experimental but concise, with 'Tomorrow Never Knows' being a case in point: so much sonic weirdness and brain-warping innovation packed into a three minute pop song. Utter genius.

2. Sgt Peppers - if only because of 'A Day in the Life'. Weaker songs than Revolver, but perhaps a greater 'spirit'. Would've been stronger if 'Strawberry Fields' and 'Penny Lane' had been included as originally intended. Must have sounded like the Second Coming if listened to in 1967 under the influence of dangerously strong psychotropic drugs.

Also contains Paul's best track (She's Leaving Home, obviously).

3. The White Album - How can anyone not like four sides of prime-Beatles? Lot's of filler (hands up who has listened to Revolution #9 more than twice?), but it has to be the most stylistically diverse album in popular music history.

It's quite strange that it has George at his best (Long Long Long Long Long Long etc) and worst (Piggies) and John at his best (Happiness is a Warm Gun) and worst (Bungalow Bill).

On the plus side, Back in the USSR rocks like a motherb*tch. Yer Blues too.

4. Rubber Soul - would be higher if I smoked weed, probably. A very 'John' album (Norwegian Wood, Girl and In My Life must have been the most emotionally complex songs ever made at that time), but Paul's bass playing is so good that it almost makes up for his entire post-Beatles solo output. Almost.

5. A Hard Days Night - scouse rock at it's finest.

6. Abbey Road - far too shiny. A triumph of artifice over art, in my opinion. Still better than just about anything else in the whole world, though.

7. Please Please Me - still sounds fresher than packet of Curiously Strong Mints after all these years. Tinny.

8. Yellow Submarine - if only because of I Am the Walrus.

9. Beatles for Sale - Maybe a little too country-fied? John sounds like he is nearly ready to take the Kurt Cobain escape route throughout.

10. Help! - Ticket to Ride and Help save it. Just.

Yesterday is quite a nice little ditty, too.

11. With The Beatles - the cover versions kick ass, but there are too many of them. Money sounds like punk-rock never needed to happen.

12. Let it Be - Phil Spector was a murderer waaaay before he shot that poor actress in the head a few years ago.

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on January 23, 2009, 10:02:04 PM
This is hard, but I'm going to post having not read the others', because I'm trying to keep it pure! Than I'll see what you guys said.

1. Revolver-- definitely. Some killer rock on this one, just hugely sophisticated.
2. With the Beatles-- totally a masterpiece of danceable, killer rock & roll.
3. White Album-- it probably doesn't actually belong way up here, but I know I listen to it a lot.
4. A Hard Day's Night-- see With the Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Rubber Soul
7. Help
8. Beatles for Sale
9. Please Please Me
10. Abbey Road-- This is probably an unpopular one to have so low, but I think that, while slick, it's sort of uneven. (dodges thrown eggs)
11. Magical Mystery Tour
12. Let It Be
12. Yellow Submarine

That was super-difficult-- I'll probably have new ideas tomorrow....

--
I keep a blog about Beatles songs: http://beatles-365.blogspot.com
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: A Day In The Life on February 01, 2009, 03:16:11 AM
Good question, but so tough! Here's the best I could come up with:

1. Abbey Road

2. The White Album

3. Revolver / Rubber Soul (tie)

4. Sgt Pepper / Magical Mystery Tour (tie)

5. Let It Be

6. A Hard Day's Night

7. Help!

8. Everything else........................
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: feelgood on February 26, 2009, 03:48:35 AM
1) White album
2) Revolver
3) Abbey Road
4) Rubber soul
5) Magical Mystery Tour
6) Sgt Pepper's...
7) Help
8 Hard Days Night
9) Let It Be
11) With the beatles
12) Beatles for sale
13) Please Please Me
14) Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Burto1945 on February 26, 2009, 10:46:04 PM
Abbey Road
Revolver
Introducing The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Rubber Soul
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
Hey Jude
Meet The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night Original Soundtrack
Yesterday And Today
The Early Beatles
Something New
Beatles '65
Help! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Beatles VI
The Beatles' Second Album
Let It Be
Yellow Submarine


 ;) A new way of listing my faves.  Here's my original list (which has changed since I originally listed it):

Quote from: 1345
Hi there, first time poster here, I thought this was easily the best subject for my first post.  Here we go:

1. Abbey Road
2. The Beatles
3. Revolver
4. Please Please Me
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. Beatles For Sale
7. Rubber Soul
8. A Hard Day's Night
9. Help!
10. Magical Mystery Tour
11. Let It Be
12. With The Beatles
13. Yellow Submarine

YS is definitely last, as with most people, but I almost put WTB down there.  For some reason, it just never clicked with me, not sure why.  Classic album cover, though.  And yes, I am the guy who puts BFS in the top 6, I really like it.  Reading this thread, not many do, but I think it holds up really well from top to bottom, and No Reply is one of my all-time favorites.  Anyway, just thought I'd add my thoughts, see you around the boards.

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Living One on February 27, 2009, 05:03:59 PM
Incredibly difficult for me to do this, but I'll give it a shot.

1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Easy first for me.  This whole album means so much to me, as it tells an all-encompassing story.  All Beatles albums are incredibly true, but this one takes first for me.  If you would like to read my interpretation of what this album means, let me know.  Bobber mentioned that you typically are not interested in those kinds of things.)
2.  Let It Be (Lyrically, Dig a Pony is my favorite Beatles song.  This album is my favorite album to play in the car.)
3.  With the Beatles (Out of the earlier albums, this is my favorite.  The lyrics are so true.  The only song I don't care for is Money.)
4.  Revolver (Amazing, complex musical album.  I love to play/sing I'm Only Sleeping on the guitar.)
5.  Magical Mystery Tour (I'm counting this as an album, regardless of what you 'technical' people say.  The songs on this album flow very well, almost as well as Sgt. Peppers.)
6.  Help (I love this album, and the movie.)
7.  Abbey Road (Best closing sequence to any album, all time.)
8.  Rubber Soul
9.  A Hard Days Night
10. Please Please Me
11. Beatles For Sale
12. The White album (This album is incredible, but I ranked it low because there are several songs that I really do not enjoy listening to in any situation.)
13. Yellow Submarine

Agghh, it's so hard to hit post because I love every album!  For the spirit of this thread, I must do it!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on February 27, 2009, 06:32:02 PM
Quote from: 1915
5.  Magical Mystery Tour (I'm counting this as an album, regardless of what you 'technical' people say.  The songs on this album flow very well, almost as well as Sgt. Peppers.)

Nothing 'technical' about it at all. It just wasn't a Beatles officially sanctioned album. You should either do the American releases or the UK ones.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Living One on February 27, 2009, 07:44:46 PM
Quote
Nothing 'technical' about it at all. It just wasn't a Beatles officially sanctioned album. You should either do the American releases or the UK ones.

I should do what I want to do.  Thanks for the technical advice though.  ;)
"Everything has got to be just like you want it too-oo-oo-oo-oo, because..."
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on February 28, 2009, 03:43:56 PM
Quote from: 1915

I should do what I want to do.  Thanks for the technical advice though.  ;)
"Everything has got to be just like you want it too-oo-oo-oo-oo, because..."


Because generally the point of such lists is for folk to show their appreciation of albums in which the Beatles themselves had some say in, not the creations of mostly jolly record company execs or compilations.
Otherwise people would make lists like
1: Blue Album
2. Red Album
3. 1
4. Greatest Hits
5. Hey jude
6. Magical Mystery Tour etc etc...

and we wouldn
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Living One on February 28, 2009, 08:18:06 PM
Quote
and we wouldn
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Out Of Me Head on March 27, 2009, 10:14:26 PM
Magical Mystery Tour
Sgt Pepper
Abbey Road
White Album
Revolver
Help
Rubber Soul
A Hard Days Night
Let It Be
Beatles For Sale
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on March 28, 2009, 05:57:21 PM
1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Abbey Road
5. The Beatles (White Album)
6. Help!
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. Let It Be
9. Beatles For Sale
10. Please Please Me
11. With The Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on April 08, 2009, 09:23:48 PM
First Post.  This seems an appropriate way to start.

1) White Album
2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) Let it Be
7) Help
9) Hard Days Night
10) Please Please Me
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Sebastian on April 09, 2009, 01:00:52 PM
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. The Beatles
4. Abbey Road
5. Revolver
6. Let It Be
7. Help!
8. With the Beatles
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. Rubber Soul
11. Please Please Me
12. Beatles For Sale
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on April 15, 2009, 09:14:25 AM
1. Abbey Road
2. Sgt. Pepper
3. Revolver
4. White Album
5. Rubber Soul
6. Magical Mystery Tour
7. Let it Be
8. Beatles For Sale
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. Help!
11. Please Please Me
12. With the Beatles
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: on April 16, 2009, 01:16:55 PM
I find this list making too hard as it depends on what mood Im in.

Probably my least favourite is Help. (the popiest IMO)

I think musically Revolver is the best

but I really love Please Please me as it captures The Beatles more or less live and their performance is very well honed through constant gigging.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on May 07, 2009, 03:43:35 PM
I want to make a ranking list of the Beatles albums. So you have to make a list with the Beatles albums in order according to your preference. Only the official British albums will be considered, so you don't have to include "Magical Mystery Tour" in your list, neither "Yellow Submarine" since it's just half a Beatles album. So only 11 albums will be included in the ranking list.

The #1 album of your list will get 10 points; #2, 9 points; #3, 8 points; #4, 7 points; #5, 6 points; #6, 5 points; #7, 4 points; #8, 3 points; #9, 2 points; #10, 1 point; and #11, 0 points.

This is my list:

1. Rubber Soul - 10 points
2. Revolver - 9
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 8
4. Abbey Road - 7
5. The Beatles (White Album) - 6
6. Help! - 5
7. A Hard Day's Night - 4
8. Let It Be - 3
9. Beatles For Sale - 2
10. Please Please Me - 1
11. With The Beatles - 0
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on May 07, 2009, 04:35:43 PM
Note to Administrator: my "Top Beatles albums list" thread was intended to be different than this thread, since I wanted to make a ranking list with the votes of all users.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on May 07, 2009, 04:50:22 PM
The threads were identical, so I merged them. Could you not use the lists on this thread to make your ranking list, otherwise we have two threads for everyone's favourite albums in order!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on May 07, 2009, 08:04:31 PM
Ok. I made the list with the votes of this thread.

These are the results:

1. Revolver - 289 points
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 286
3. Abbey Road - 278
4. Rubber Soul - 255
5. The Beatles (White Album) - 249
6. Help! - 184
7. A Hard Day's Night - 163
8. Let It Be - 124
9. With The Beatles - 100
10. Please Please Me - 94
11. Beatles For Sale - 68

Number of votes: 38

Note: "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Yellow Submarine" were not considered.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: walrus_21 on May 22, 2009, 05:50:17 PM
I'm pretty satisfied with the final points list.  I could quibble with bits of it, but why bother?
I'd also include MMT on any list.  I understand the arguments against, but as a Beatles experience -- I scratched my older brother's copy all to hell on my Emerson suitcase, and went out and spent $5 on a new version to replace it as my first LP purchase -- well, what is there to say?  It's as much a Beatles album to me as any other.  Being five years old and digging I Am The Walrus makes me sad for today's 5-year-olds.  So very sad.
And my least favorite -- probably BFS -- is still something I've listened to more and enjoyed more than any non-Beatles album.  A-n-y.
Love to all
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: aaronb on May 24, 2009, 02:26:30 PM
every beatle album in the order that they were released in
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: georgeharrisonluver on July 10, 2009, 07:29:24 AM
right now...

1. Sgt. Pepper
2. Rubber Soul
3. Abbey Road
4. Revolver
5. MMT
6. please please me
7. the white album
8. help!
9. AHDN
10. with the beatles
11. let it Be
12. Yellow Submarine
13. beatles for sale
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on July 10, 2009, 04:51:33 PM
right now...

1. Sgt. Pepper
2. Rubber Soul
3. Abbey Road
4. Revolver
5. MMT
6. please please me
7. the white album
8. help!
9. AHDN
10. with the beatles
11. let it Be
12. Yellow Submarine
13. beatles for sale


wow, i think my top 3 would be exactly the same as yours! Sgt Pepper always beats at the top for me! :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: andyec on July 12, 2009, 07:04:35 PM
1. The Beatles
2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. Abbey Road
5. Sgt. Pepper
6. Help!
7.A Hard Day's Night
8. Let It Be
9. Please Please Me
10. Beatles for Sale
11. With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on July 12, 2009, 10:12:53 PM
sorry, I just cant do that.............. love em all

and if I attempted it, it would change the week after
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: JonnyBeatle on July 18, 2009, 04:30:41 AM
I've done this list quite a few times over the years... It's changed a lot over time but I'm pretty well settled on this now:

#1 The White Album
#2 Sgt. Pepper
#3 Revolver
#4 Abbey Road
#5 Magical Mystery Tour
#6 Rubber Soul
#7 Let It Be
#8 Help!
#9 A Hard Day's Night
#10 Beatles For Sale
#11 Please Please Me
#12 Yellow Submarine
#13 With The Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: JonnyBeatle on July 18, 2009, 04:33:32 AM
Sorry, but I have to fight this battle every time it comes up. MMT was an  album compiled by Capitol Records, unsanctioned by the group, containing old hits, b- sides and songs from the UK EP.

It's an official Beatles album now (since the CD era it's been included as an official album.) I don't think you can compare it to the Hey Jude "album" because MMT is made up mostly of new songs that were written specifically for the project and none of the 11 songs on the album (except for "All You Need Is Love" which was also included on Yellow Submarine) were released on any other album (not counting greatest hits compilations of course.) So I think the comparisons to other compilations albums isn't really valid.

I understand that it wasn't an original Beatles album like the others but... I don't think it's as cut and dry as you make it out to be.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 18, 2009, 08:49:01 AM
I don't think you can compare it to the Hey Jude "album" because MMT is made up mostly of new songs that were written specifically for the project and none of the 11 songs on the album (except for "All You Need Is Love" which was also included on Yellow Submarine) were released on any other album (not counting greatest hits compilations of course.) So I think the comparisons to other compilations albums isn't really valid.


Only the first 6 songs were written for MMT. None of the remaining 5 were. The only reason it was ever put out was that Americans didn't buy EP's. So, a compilation it is, and a badly put together one at that.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: DaveRam on July 18, 2009, 03:05:07 PM
^^^^ It would be nice to have it as a mini CD with just the six tracks  8)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: eggson27 on July 18, 2009, 10:27:10 PM
1. Rubber Soul
2. Abbey Road
3. Let it Be
4. White Album
5. Revolver
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. Help!
8. Please Please Me
9. With the Beatles
10. A Hard Day's Night
11. Magical Mystery Tour
12. Yellow Submarine
13. Beatles for Sale
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 19, 2009, 02:24:26 AM
^^^^ It would be nice to have it as a mini CD with just the six tracks  8)

Yes, as it was released in the '80's.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: briannamariee on July 21, 2009, 01:58:06 AM
1. Sgt. Pepper
2. Rubber Soul
3. Magical Mystery Tour
4. Help!
5. Abbey Road
6. The White Album
7. Revolver
8. Please Please Me
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. With the Beatles
11. Beatles for Sale
12. Yellow Submarine
13. Let It Be
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: carleymmoss on July 31, 2009, 04:12:06 AM
1) Abbey Road!!
2) The White Album
3) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4) Let It Be
5) Rubber Soul
6) Beatles For Sale
7) Magical Mystery Tour
8) Revolver
9) A Hard Day's Night
10) Help
11) Please Please Me
12) Meet the Beatles

Ahh posted this on my facebook page and not one person took note in this. It's great to chat with some people of the same interests!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: bradwest96 on August 13, 2009, 04:04:02 AM
1. White Album
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Revolver
4. Rubber Soul
5. Abbey Road
6. Let It Be
7. Help!
8. Yellow Submarine
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. A Hard Day's Night
11. Beatles for Sale
12. Please Please Me
13. With the Beatles

Yeah, I like their later stuff more. It's more mature, complex and interesting IMHO.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kagome on September 11, 2009, 06:40:31 PM
Here Is My List

1. Yesterday and Today
2. Something New
3. Help
4. The Early Beatles
5. Meet The Beatles
6. Beatles VI
7.The Beatles Second Album
8. Hard Days Night
9. Abbey Road
10. Sgt Pepper
11. MMT
12.Rubber Soul
13. The White Album
14.Revolver
15.Let It BE
16.Yellow Submarine
17.Beatles 65
18.The Beatles Story
19. 1962 -1966
 20. 1967 - 1970
21. Hey Jude

I don`t own the The British Beatles LPs Only what Promo Cd`s Capitol gives me when a new Beatles release is due out
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Melack on September 23, 2009, 09:40:34 PM
Here is how I would rank them.

1. Revolver
2. The White Album
3. Abbey Road
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Rubber Soul
6. Beatles for Sale
7. Sgt Pepper
8. Help!
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. With the Beatles
11. Please Please Me
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine

I think Beatles for Sale is quite underrated.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Andy Smith on September 26, 2009, 12:28:24 AM


I think Beatles for Sale is quite underrated.

ME TOO!!  :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Penelopy on October 05, 2009, 03:41:02 PM
1) Magical Mystery Tour
2) Revolver
3) Rubber Soul
4) The Beatles
5) Sgt. Pepper
6) A Hard Day's Night
7) With The Beatles
8) Please Please Me
9) Abbey Road
10) Let It Be
11) Help
12) don't really like the other two
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on October 05, 2009, 03:57:56 PM
1) Magical Mystery Tour

Hold me back someone. It's....not....a......

Then I guess my top 10  are
67 -70
62  - 66
1
.......

grrr - this shouldn't bug me but it does.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BlueMeanie on October 05, 2009, 03:59:38 PM
Hold me back someone. It's....not....a......

Then I guess my top 10  are
67 -70
62  - 66
1
.......

grrr - this shouldn't bug me but it does.

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nyfan(41) on October 05, 2009, 10:08:11 PM
damn kevin,  :-X
i'm almost afraid to tell you my favorite beatles album is the soundtrack to the 1978 movie Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band !
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: fendertele on October 06, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
I know its not official but i can see why it could be included ahead of  "1" and the " Red and Blue" as it has new material that hadnt been heard on any other album before it and wasnt a greatest hit package.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: SemolinaPilchard on November 07, 2009, 08:27:59 AM
1. Abbey Road
2. Revolver
3. Rubber Soul
4. The Beatles (White Album)
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. A Hard Day's Night (It always breaks my heart not to put AHDN in my top 5 as it is such an amazing album, if only I could count Revolver/Rubber Soul as 1 album)
7. Let It Be
8. Beatles For Sale
9. Help!
10. With The Beatles
11. Please Please Me
12. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on January 10, 2010, 03:07:02 AM
1.  Please Please Me
2.  Revolver
3.  Abbey Road
4.  White Album
5.  A Hard Day's Night
6.  Help!
7.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8.  With The Beatles
9.  Let It Be
10.  Rubber Soul
11.  Beatles For Sale
12.  Yellow Submarine

That was harder than I thought for.  Please Please Me has always been my fave from the first time I heard it though.  It just has the energy and the fervour that I love about The Beatles' earlier days.  I wish I'd have seen them in Hamburg you know.   :-\

xxx
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: HarriGirl_44 on February 03, 2010, 11:36:21 PM
 1- Sgt Peppers
 2- Rubber Soul
 3- Revolver
 4- A hard day's night
 5- Help!
 6- Please, please me
 7- White Album
 8- Magical mystery tour
 9- Let it be
10- Abbey Road
11- Beatles for sale
12- With the Beatles
13- Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: MrsHarrison on February 04, 2010, 01:34:34 AM
1. Abbey Road
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Help
5. Revolver
6. Rubber Soul
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. The White Album
9. Beatles For Sale
10. Please Please Me
11. With The Beatles
12. Yellow Submarine

This was a hard list to make, but I knew Abbey Road would be number one no matter what.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Delirious Lab on February 04, 2010, 03:15:52 PM
Subject to change on a whim:

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Pepper
3. Abbey Road
4. Revolver
5. White Album
6. Rubber Soul
7. Let It Be
8. Help!
9. Beatles For Sale
10. Please Please Me
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. With The Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on February 04, 2010, 03:46:39 PM
Dear Sir,
I'm really suprised no one mentions The Blue and Red albums, or Oldies but Goldies, or their 65 greatest Hits package. Or Rareties, or any of the Anthologies, or Rock'n'roll, Love Songs, Live at the Hollywood Bowl...
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS NOT A BEATLES ALBUM LIKE REVOLVER OR LET IT BE. It's an american compilation album, put together by Capitol execs, and is no more a Beatles album than Yesterday and Today etc. The Beatles had no say in either its track listing or release. It was finally released in the UK by Apple execs in the 70's after imports sold so well. But Yesterday and Got To Get You Into My Life were also released as singles in the UK in the 70's. Do we include them in our singles list? No. Because they weren't a Beatles sanctioned product issued while the band was alive. Tis the convention.
Of course everyone is going to like MMT - it's packed full of singles that had been successful long before the album's release. To include it distorts the picture. It has an unfair advantage. And it really, reaLLY F*CKS ME OFF!

Signed
Old and Outraged
London.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: An Apple Beatle on February 04, 2010, 06:40:38 PM
Crikey Kev, get where your coming from but everything ok mate? ;D This is what globalisation does. heheh
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: AngeloMysterioso on February 04, 2010, 07:53:27 PM
1. Sergeant Pepper’s…
2. Abbey Road
3. Rubber Soul
4. White Album
5. Revolver
6. Yellow Submarine
7. Let It Be
8. Help!
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. With The Beatles
11. Please Please Me
12. Beatles For Sale

It is interesting to see that it evolved for me over the decades…
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Delirious Lab on February 05, 2010, 05:56:09 PM
Dear Sir,
I'm really suprised no one mentions The Blue and Red albums, or Oldies but Goldies, or their 65 greatest Hits package. Or Rareties, or any of the Anthologies, or Rock'n'roll, Love Songs, Live at the Hollywood Bowl...
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS NOT A BEATLES ALBUM LIKE REVOLVER OR LET IT BE. It's an american compilation album, put together by Capitol execs, and is no more a Beatles album than Yesterday and Today etc. The Beatles had no say in either its track listing or release. It was finally released in the UK by Apple execs in the 70's after imports sold so well. But Yesterday and Got To Get You Into My Life were also released as singles in the UK in the 70's. Do we include them in our singles list? No. Because they weren't a Beatles sanctioned product issued while the band was alive. Tis the convention.
Of course everyone is going to like MMT - it's packed full of singles that had been successful long before the album's release. To include it distorts the picture. It has an unfair advantage. And it really, reaLLY F*CKS ME OFF!

Signed
Old and Outraged
London.

Say whatever you want, MMT feels quite like a Beatles album.  Whoever at Capitol put this together for a US release had a great idea - and good on Apple for following the lead and making it "canon".  All the songs hail from their psychedelic peak era - nothing on side B feels out of place.  The whole thing is altogether much more cohesive than a compilation like the Blue or Red albums, or 1, or even Let It Be for that matter...  ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: sgt. peppie on February 05, 2010, 11:04:22 PM
1. Revolver
2. Abbey Road
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Rubber Soul
5. Please Please Me
6. Help!
7. The white album
8. Yellow Submarine
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. Let it Be
11. Meet the Beatles
12. With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Kevin on February 06, 2010, 10:39:33 AM
Say whatever you want, MMT feels quite like a Beatles album.  Whoever at Capitol put this together for a US release had a great idea - and good on Apple for following the lead and making it "canon".  All the songs hail from their psychedelic peak era - nothing on side B feels out of place.  The whole thing is altogether much more cohesive than a compilation like the Blue or Red albums, or 1, or even Let It Be for that matter...  ;D

But all pre -Pepper Capitol albums were cribbed in this way. Shouldn't we be ranking these? Or discussing the merits of Yesterday as a single?
How cohesive it is is irrelevant really. The Beatles had nothing to do with it, which alone should discredit it as an "album."
Tradition, people, tradition. Without tradition and rules and precedent we might as well all put our underpants on our heads and dance naked down the streets. I'm trying to save your lives here.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Delirious Lab on February 06, 2010, 09:54:41 PM
Quote
we might as well all put our underpants on our heads and dance naked down the streets.

You say it like it's a bad thing.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: I_Will on February 06, 2010, 10:18:44 PM
You say it like it's a bad thing.


(http://articles.absoluteelsewhere.net/Graphics%20for%20Articles/john_in_undies_hamburg.jpg)

Not on his head, but still.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on February 09, 2010, 03:04:53 PM
Hahahahahahaha good old Johnny.  ;D

xxx
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Almighty Doer of Stuff on February 11, 2010, 08:19:30 PM
I haven't read this whole thread so I don't know if my opinion has been stated before, but even if it has this post still has merit because it includes my list. :P

I think that although The Beatles didn't specifically choose the track listing of Magical Mystery Tour, they clearly approved of it, because they could have easily placed the double EP and singles onto Past Masters like they did with all the other EPs and singles when making the CDs, but they didn't. Also, they didn't choose the track lists themselves for their early British albums either; as far as I'm aware, George Martin did that, and the Beatles main input was just approval, much like Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles didn't care about the artistic integrity of the album as a whole in the early days. They only cared, in a loose way, about how it flowed. In fact, once the band broke up, they almost completely stopped making single-unit "art" records and considered them mostly as collections of individual tracks. Therefore, I think Magical Mystery Tour counts as a Beatles album worthy of serious discussion. And it's one of my favorites, to boot.

Here's my list of their canon albums, not including Love and Yellow Submarine Songtrack, which are just remixes and not original material, and Past Masters, which is merely a strictly chronological collection of singles and miscellanea and not ordered to be listened to as an album in its own right, unlike Magical Mystery Tour which was ordered in a coherent way:

1. Revolver
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Rubber Soul
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Beatles
6. Beatles For Sale
7. Please Please Me
8. Let It Be ...Naked
9. Let It Be
10. Yellow Submarine
11. Help!
12. A Hard Day's Night
13. With The Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: AngeloMysterioso on February 11, 2010, 09:40:56 PM
I haven't read this whole thread so I don't know if my opinion has been stated before, but even if it has this post still has merit because it includes my list. :P

I think that although The Beatles didn't specifically choose the track listing of Magical Mystery Tour, they clearly approved of it, because they could have easily placed the double EP and singles onto Past Masters like they did with all the other EPs and singles when making the CDs, but they didn't. Also, they didn't choose the track lists themselves for their early British albums either; as far as I'm aware, George Martin did that, and the Beatles main input was just approval, much like Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles didn't care about the artistic integrity of the album as a whole in the early days. They only cared, in a loose way, about how it flowed. In fact, once the band broke up, they almost completely stopped making single-unit "art" records and considered them mostly as collections of individual tracks. Therefore, I think Magical Mystery Tour counts as a Beatles album worthy of serious discussion. And it's one of my favorites, to boot.

Here's my list of their canon albums, not including Love and Yellow Submarine Songtrack, which are just remixes and not original material, and Past Masters, which is merely a strictly chronological collection of singles and miscellanea and not ordered to be listened to as an album in its own right, unlike Magical Mystery Tour which was ordered in a coherent way:

1. Revolver
2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Rubber Soul
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Beatles
6. Beatles For Sale
7. Please Please Me
8. Let It Be ...Naked
9. Let It Be
10. Yellow Submarine
11. Help!
12. A Hard Day's Night
13. With The Beatles

I entirely subscribe to your views, ADoS. In fact, one may suggest and argue that Yellow Submarine should not be included any more than the US Magical Mystery Tour LP.

Be that as it may, and after having perused the whole thread from its very beginning, I think I do understand that the British issues were exclusively chosen (over the US and/or other countries compilations and/or issues) for practical, if not conventional reasons pertaining with the present thread. All things considered, it appears to be the simplest way to achieve consistency: far from the best or most comprehensive way, but the simplest.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: filmsyncs on March 11, 2010, 04:58:03 PM
Dear Sir,
I'm really suprised no one mentions The Blue and Red albums, or Oldies but Goldies, or their 65 greatest Hits package. Or Rareties, or any of the Anthologies, or Rock'n'roll, Love Songs, Live at the Hollywood Bowl...
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS NOT A BEATLES ALBUM LIKE REVOLVER OR LET IT BE. It's an american compilation album, put together by Capitol execs, and is no more a Beatles album than Yesterday and Today etc. The Beatles had no say in either its track listing or release. It was finally released in the UK by Apple execs in the 70's after imports sold so well. But Yesterday and Got To Get You Into My Life were also released as singles in the UK in the 70's. Do we include them in our singles list? No. Because they weren't a Beatles sanctioned product issued while the band was alive. Tis the convention.
Of course everyone is going to like MMT - it's packed full of singles that had been successful long before the album's release. To include it distorts the picture. It has an unfair advantage. And it really, reaLLY F*CKS ME OFF!

Signed
Old and Outraged
London.

Dear Old and Outraged,

Seems you are distorting the facts about MMT.  NONE of those singles were released, let alone successful, "long before the album's release."  In fact, they were all released the same year with "Hello Goodbye" and "I am the Walrus" released in the UK only three days prior to the LP's release.   

The only thing odd about this whole bit was why EMI wasn't smart enough to release MMT as a LP from the get-go.

Finally, a clarifying question.  Say there was a document or other substantial proof that The Beatles knew and approved the Capital LP track listing and release ... would you be fine with MMT then?   
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: TheFoolOnTheHill on November 02, 2011, 07:09:29 PM
1. Revolver
2. Rubber Soul
3. Help!
4. White Album
5. Sgt. Pepper's
6. Abbey Road
7. Magical Mystery Tour
8. A Hard Day's Night
9. Let It Be
10. Beatles For Sale
11. Please Please Me
12. With the Beatles
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on November 03, 2011, 06:58:15 AM
Dear Old and Outraged,

Seems you are distorting the facts about MMT.  NONE of those singles were released, let alone successful, "long before the album's release."  In fact, they were all released the same year with "Hello Goodbye" and "I am the Walrus" released in the UK only three days prior to the LP's release.   

The only thing odd about this whole bit was why EMI wasn't smart enough to release MMT as a LP from the get-go.

Finally, a clarifying question.  Say there was a document or other substantial proof that The Beatles knew and approved the Capital LP track listing and release ... would you be fine with MMT then?   


the thing is, Kevin is correct..

If your going to use the UK albums and not the US ones in a best of list, then you cant include MMT as it wasnt an album in the UK
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on November 03, 2011, 06:40:45 PM
If your going to use the UK albums and not the US ones in a best of list, then you cant include MMT as it wasnt an album in the UK

I know this is an old discussion, but I'd like to share my point of view.

The Beatles recording sessions can be divided in 12 different periods. Each period is mainly represented by an album. The only period that didn't give an official album in UK was the 9th one, corresponding to the recordings for the Magical Mystery Tour EP. So if we don't count the Magical Mystery Tour LP is like we are missing one important stage of the Beatles career.

On the other side, the Yellow Submarine LP didn't have its own recording sessions, since its songs were recorded during Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's and Magical Mystery Tour sessions. Thus, I think that Yellow Submarine is less a proper album than Magical Mystery Tour, no matter where the records were released.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 15, 2011, 01:34:14 AM
My favorites:

1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. Abbey Road
5. With The Beatles
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. The Beatles
8. Beatles For Sale
9. Help!
10. Let It Be
11. Please Please Me
12. Magical Mystery Tour

Although I think that A Hard Day's Night is their most consistently great album.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Elli on November 21, 2011, 07:20:04 AM
It's really interesting to read all your opinions. I'll have to think about this, cos it feels too difficult to decide...  ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Toejam on November 21, 2011, 08:00:31 AM
I'm not counting MMT 'cause it's a compliation so that's that.  ha2ha
1.   Sgt.Pepper
2.   Revolver
3.   White album
4.   Abbey rd
5.   Rubber soul
6.   Let it be
7.   I don’t like any of the others.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: In My Life on November 22, 2011, 03:46:11 AM
It's really interesting to read all your opinions. I'll have to think about this, cos it feels too difficult to decide...  ;D

I have a hard time too, once I try to go past my top 2, which are Rubber Soul and Abbey Road. After that it tends to change frequently.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Elli on November 22, 2011, 10:11:52 AM
Ok, I'll try...  ;D

Sgt. Pepper
Rubber Soul
Hard Day's Night
Help
Beatles For Sale
With The Beatles
Please Please Me
Let It Be
White Album
Revolver
Abbey Road
Yellow Submarine

...but it feels so wrong they all can't be number 1!! I just love them all ha2ha
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: In My Life on November 22, 2011, 07:03:56 PM

...but it feels so wrong they all can't be number 1!! I just love them all ha2ha

Let's just call them 1-A, 1-B etc.  :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Joost on November 22, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
MMT might technically be a compilation, but all the songs on it were at the time recent and not released on any other album, so that makes it a regular album in my book. So I included it.

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Abbey Road
3. Let It Be
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Rubber Soul
6. Revolver
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. Please Please Me
9. The White Album
10. With The Beatles
11. Beatles For Sale
12. Help
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Elli on November 23, 2011, 06:38:53 AM
Let's just call them 1-A, 1-B etc.  :)
  ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Brynjar on November 23, 2011, 10:12:43 AM
 1. Rubber Soul
 2. Abbey Road
 3. White Album
 4. Sgt Peppers
 5. Revolver
 6. Help!
 7. Hard Day´s Night
 8. Let It Be
 9. Please Please Me
10. Beatles for Sale
11. With the Beatles
12. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Strawberry Field on November 23, 2011, 03:57:07 PM
Let's just call them 1-A, 1-B etc.  :)

Good idea, I should've done that!

1a. Rubber Soul
1b. Revolver
1c. A Hard Day's Night
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Ovi on November 23, 2011, 06:37:37 PM
01.Abbey Road
02.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
03.Revolver
04.The White Album
05.Rubber Soul
06.A Hard Day's Night
07.Let It Be
08.Beatles For Sale (I've always liked this one, despite the horrible cover songs)
09.Help!
10.Please Please Me
11.With The Beatles

Pretty foreseeable, I guess...
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: LiverpoolPaul on January 30, 2012, 09:53:37 PM
Really difficult apart from the First choice. Abbey Road is The Difinitive Beatles Album surely? Everything else before is the long and winding road to perfection? Anyway, Here goes:

Abbey Road
Revolver
Sergeant Pepper
Rubber Soul
A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles (white Album)
Help!

beyond this I cannot say.. apart from the fact that compilation albums do not count. The blue or red albums are great (obviously) but they are bastard sons of fantastic inspiration caught and translated in a specific space and time. They don't belong in anyone's list.. It's like putting the invention of the bacon sandwich above the invention of the sandwich itself! ;sorry

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: LiverpoolPaul on January 30, 2012, 10:28:46 PM
By the way.. I bought the following domains last year in the hope that I could engage (in some way).. Beatles Fans to help celebrate the Beatles 50th Birthday? I have been underwhelmed at the lack of response to my efforts (so far) to share these domains with Beatles fans.. Having read some of the comments on this thread though I can see there is some real passion here.. especially partisan to certain albums, so I am hoping that this list might spark a response?

Revolver, Sergeant Pepper, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour.. seem to top Mr Kite's Bill.. so if there is anybody out there who would like a 50/50 share in a Beatles album site.. at no cost other than time and dedication.. then let me know. (Abbey Road Gurus need to move quick, cos this site is the most powerful of them all).. All is paid for.. domain Reg, hosting etc etc. All you need do is dedicate a couple of hours a week to update / co-own your own Beatles Website?? I can't run them all.. that is my problem. I cover the costs ..you run the site.. and we split any profits. If you want to donate 40% of the profits to a charity, then great. I'm up for that. I just don't want to waste the opportunity in a year that they could be put to constructive use and help us get our message out there to take the corporate edge of this year's forthcoming celebrations..

Anyway.. if you are adept (or could be) at using wordpress, then I'll even set it up for you.. If you want to run a Beatles Album site, just let me know. The album sites I own are available on a first come first served basis providing you are dedicated enough to maintain and run the site .. and keep it TOTALLY Beatles-centric. Here is the list of what I have available:
www.beatlesharddaysnight.com (http://www.beatlesharddaysnight.com)
www.thebeatlesrubbersoul.com (http://www.thebeatlesrubbersoul.com)
www.beatlesyellowsubmarine.net (http://www.beatlesyellowsubmarine.net)
www.bythebeatles.com (http://www.bythebeatles.com)
www.sergeantpepper.org (http://www.sergeantpepper.org)
www.thebeatlesforsale.net (http://www.thebeatlesforsale.net)
www.beatleswhitealbum.net (http://www.beatleswhitealbum.net)
www.beatlesletitbe.net (http://www.beatlesletitbe.net)
www.beatlesrevolver.net (http://www.beatlesrevolver.net)
www.beatlesthewhitealbum.com (http://www.beatlesthewhitealbum.com)
www.beatlesmagicalmysterytour.net (http://www.beatlesmagicalmysterytour.net)
www.beatlesbluealbum.com (http://www.beatlesbluealbum.com)
www.beatlesredalbum.com (http://www.beatlesredalbum.com)
www.beatlespleasepleaseme.com (http://www.beatlespleasepleaseme.com)
www.thebeatleswhitealbum.net (http://www.thebeatleswhitealbum.net)
www.beatlessergeantpepper.com (http://www.beatlessergeantpepper.com)
www.thebeatlesrevolver.net (http://www.thebeatlesrevolver.net)

premium sites (you will need to pass a test) ..

www.thebeatlesabbeyroad.com (http://www.thebeatlesabbeyroad.com)
www.withthebeatles.net (http://www.withthebeatles.net)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on January 30, 2012, 11:05:58 PM

I never did this. Hmmm...OK, why not?

1. Rubber Soul
2. Sgt. Pepper's...
2 1/2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Please Please Me
4. Help!
5. A Hard Day's Night
6. Revolver
7. Let It Be
8. Please Please Me
9. Let It Be
10. The White Album
11. With The Beatles
12. Beatles For Sale

Ow! That hurt.

 roll:)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: LiverpoolPaul on January 30, 2012, 11:12:39 PM
What? No Abbey Road?.. what is your reasoning?... I honestly can't imagine a top 5 let alone a top 10 without abbey Road featuring..  Intrigued 2ch

I never did this. Hmmm...OK, why not?

1. Rubber Soul
2. Sgt. Pepper's...
2 1/2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Please Please Me
4. Help!
5. A Hard Day's Night
6. Revolver
7. Let It Be
8. Please Please Me
9. Let It Be
10. The White Album
11. With The Beatles
12. Beatles For Sale

Ow! That hurt.

 roll:)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Bobber on January 31, 2012, 07:55:24 AM
Revolver, Sergeant Pepper, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour.. seem to top Mr Kite's Bill.. so if there is anybody out there who would like a 50/50 share in a Beatles album site.. at no cost other than time and dedication.. then let me know. (Abbey Road Gurus need to move quick, cos this site is the most powerful of them all).. All is paid for.. domain Reg, hosting etc etc. All you need do is dedicate a couple of hours a week to update / co-own your own Beatles Website?? I can't run them all.. that is my problem. I cover the costs ..you run the site.. and we split any profits. If you want to donate 40% of the profits to a charity, then great. I'm up for that. I just don't want to waste the opportunity in a year that they could be put to constructive use and help us get our message out there to take the corporate edge of this year's forthcoming celebrations..

Sorry, Dmitry already got me trapped in here. ha2ha
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on January 31, 2012, 09:56:12 AM
I never did this. Hmmm...OK, why not?

1. Rubber Soul
2. Sgt. Pepper's...
2 1/2. Magical Mystery Tour
3. Please Please Me
4. Help!
5. A Hard Day's Night
6. Revolver
7. Let It Be
8. Please Please Me
9. Let It Be
10. The White Album
11. With The Beatles
12. Beatles For Sale

Ow! That hurt.

 roll:)

Heh! Relax...mere cranial flatulence. An omission by error.

It would be 9 1/2 for me. Yes, I like 'Let It Be' better. Better songs, imo. 'Abbey Road' has some beautiful moments, especially with George's songs, which I think make the album and represent some of his best work with the group. But compared to their previous stuff most of these songs are relatively weak to me. Some are embarrassingly bad - 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' - 'Octopus' Garden' - 'Oh, Darling' - please.

When it was first released I thought it was great. Now I view it as a sad documentation of their inability to function as a creative force any longer. They seemed to pull together to put up one last, slick, masterfully produced album of throwaways and/or incomplete, albeit brilliant, snippets of what could have been good songs if they were only worked a little more. Together, as a group. Again, George's songs are great - But where was Lennon/McCartney? Nowhere, man.

I know that many - or most - will disagree with me. Just my opinion.

 :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: KeepUnderCover on February 01, 2012, 08:48:19 AM
Hmm, let me see:

1. Abbey Road
2. The White Album
3. Magical Mystery Tour
4. Revolver
5. Rubber Soul
6. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. Let It Be
8. Please Please Me
9. Beatles For Sale
10. A Hard Day's Night
11.Help!
12.With The Beatles
13.Yellow Submarine

YS is only half an album, but is still very good. And I tend to favor the later Beatles, over the early Beatles.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Ovi on February 01, 2012, 02:19:46 PM
I made a new ranking including my top 3 songs from each album :

01.Abbey Road
- Something
- You Never Give Me Your Money
- Oh! Darling

02.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- She's Leaving Home
- A Day In The Life
- Fixing A Hole

03.Revolver
- Here, There and Everywhere
- Tomorrow Never Knows
- Eleanor Rigby

04.The White Album
- Happiness Is A Warm Gun
- Blackbird
- Helter Skelter

05.Rubber Soul
- In My Life
- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
- Nowhere Man

06.A Hard Day's Night
- A Hard Day's Night
- Things We Said Today
- Can't Buy Me Love

07.Magical Mystery Tour
- I Am The Walrus
- Penny Lane
- The Fool On The Hill

08.Let It Be (though I prefer 'Naked')
- Two Of Us
- Let It Be
- The Long and Winding Road

09.Beatles For Sale
- I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
- I'm A Loser
- Eight Days A Week

10.Help!
- Ticket To Ride
- Yesterday
- I've Just Seen A Face

11.Please Please Me
- I Saw Her Standing There
- Twist and Shout
- Please Please Me

12.With The Beatles
- All My Loving
- All I've Got To Do
- You Really Got A Hold On Me

'Love' is another album I've listened to a lot lately, and I like it quite a lot. :)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Fab4Fan on February 02, 2012, 03:45:02 AM
Well... after reading the staunch opinions stated in some of the previous posts, I hope my list doesn't cause a riot or get me banned but... here it is:

1. Rubber Soul (U.S. Version)
2. Revolver (UK)
3. Abbey Road
4. The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper
6. Let It Be
7. Help! (U.S.)
8. A Hard Day's Night (U.S.)
9. Meet The Beatles
10. MMT
11. The Beatles For Sale
12. Yellow Sub


I "discovered" the Beatles thru their U.S. Capitol releases and they are near and dear to my heart and ears. IMO, the US Rubber Soul is better than its UK counterpart due to the addition of I've Just Seen A Face and It's Only Love. For me, Drive my Car and What Goes On just don't "fit" as well as the two listed previously. Nowhere Man and If I Needed Someone would be great additions to the US version if Capitol had included 14 tracks.

I did not include the US Lp, Yesterday... And Today, because it had no direct UK counterpart. Otherwise, I would have listed it in the top four.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Bobber on February 02, 2012, 08:13:35 AM
Heh! Relax...mere cranial flatulence. An omission by error.

It would be 9 1/2 for me. Yes, I like 'Let It Be' better. Better songs, imo. 'Abbey Road' has some beautiful moments, especially with George's songs, which I think make the album and represent some of his best work with the group. But compared to their previous stuff most of these songs are relatively weak to me. Some are embarrassingly bad - 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' - 'Octopus' Garden' - 'Oh, Darling' - please.

When it was first released I thought it was great. Now I view it as a sad documentation of their inability to function as a creative force any longer. They seemed to pull together to put up one last, slick, masterfully produced album of throwaways and/or incomplete, albeit brilliant, snippets of what could have been good songs if they were only worked a little more. Together, as a group. Again, George's songs are great - But where was Lennon/McCartney? Nowhere, man.

I know that many - or most - will disagree with me. Just my opinion.

 :)


Never thought of that. I think it's an interesting point of view.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Klang on February 02, 2012, 09:28:56 AM

Well, they did make an attempt at putting out a good album. They had their problems with one another, yet still went for it. One must give them that.

As much as I bought into it when it was released, nowadays I have little or no desire to listen to it. Like I said, sad.

It has its moments. It's there. It's much beloved by many. Enough said by me.

 :)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: NowhereMan28 on February 02, 2012, 06:15:51 PM
1. Rubber Soul (American release more so than U.K. but I have been listening to the U.K. one recently)
2. Please Please Me (LOVE the raw energy of this album!)
3. Revolver
4. Meet The Beatles
5. Abbey Road
6. A Hard Day's Night
7. Help
8. Beatles For Sale
9. The White Album
10. Live At the BBC (very underrated, also love the raw sound on this!)
11. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: 7 of 13 on March 02, 2012, 12:09:45 AM
i really can't say, i like them all.
 ;sorry
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ibanez_ax on April 21, 2012, 11:59:04 PM
Okay, I'll bite.

Revolver (U.K)
Abbey Road
Rubber Soul (U.K)
The White Album
A Hard Day's Night (U.K)
Sgt. Pepper's
Magical Mystery Tour
Help! (U.K.)
With The Beatles
Please Please Me
Let It Be
Beatles For Sale
Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: porcupine on May 16, 2012, 07:30:38 AM
My beatles album top ten,

1) Sgt pepper`s
2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) The White album
6) A hard days night
7) Magical mystery tour
8) Help
9) Yellow submarine
10) Please please me

Title: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Jimothy17 on August 08, 2014, 02:58:38 AM

1. Revolver
2. Help!
3. Rubber Soul
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Magical Mystery Tour
6. Please Please Me
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. The Beatles (White Album)
9. Beatles for Sale
10. With the Beatles
11. Abbey Road
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Mr Mustard on August 20, 2014, 11:03:03 PM
This is like jumping out of a plane I imagine... if you think too long about these things, doubt sets in and you daren't/can't post.
So gut feeling and Geronimoooooooo...........

1. Rubber Soul
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Abbey Road
5. Revolver
6. Help!
7. The Beatles
8. Beatles For Sale
9. With The Beatles
10. Please Please Me
11. Let It Be
12. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 22, 2014, 03:14:05 AM
1. Revolver
2. Help!
3. Rubber Soul
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Magical Mystery Tour
6. Please Please Me
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. The Beatles (White Album)
9. Beatles for Sale
10. With the Beatles
11. Abbey Road
12. Let It Be
13. Yellow Submarine

Im sorry to point this out but..........youve got 13 Jimothy, there were only 12  ;sorry  ha2ha
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 22, 2014, 01:34:47 PM
Im sorry to point this out but..........youve got 13 Jimothy, there were only 12  ;sorry  ha2ha


Magical Mystery Tour counts, Kevin.  It's considered canon, even if some Brits and Aussies don't agree!   :police:
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 22, 2014, 06:12:18 PM

Magical Mystery Tour counts, Kevin.  It's considered canon, even if some Brits and Aussies don't agree!   :police:

The Beatles never released it as an album..

then we might as well include all Capitol albums

 ;sorry
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 22, 2014, 08:37:18 PM
The Beatles never released it as an album..

then we might as well include all Capitol albums

 ;sorry


Look what rascal sneaked in there!

(http://)

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 22, 2014, 10:16:18 PM
Is Past Masters in there too ?
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 22, 2014, 10:34:44 PM
Is Past Masters in there too ?


Mono Masters in this set.  Past Masters was in the 2012 stereo vinyl box set and of course the 2009 stereo CD box.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 23, 2014, 01:03:00 AM
The Beatles never released it as an album..

then we might as well include all Capitol albums

 ;sorry


Some of the Capitol albums are pretty neat, Kev.  Where else would you hear I'm Looking Through You like this?


The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You - False Start (Vinyl) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5-eE-1v_NU#ws)


I still play the beginning like that today!    ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Dcazz on August 23, 2014, 01:40:57 AM
That was always my favorite version too!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Fab4Fan on August 23, 2014, 02:31:01 AM
That was always my favorite version too!

Ditto!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 23, 2014, 03:50:06 AM
That's the way it's supposed to be...


The Beatles - Im Looking Through You - Performed LIVE by The Fab Four (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qg5lGNchYM#)



;)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: oldbrownshoe on August 23, 2014, 07:39:27 AM
There's something almost magical in the way that people listened slightly differently to The Beatles around the world!

At the moment my top 3 would be:
1. Please Please Me
2. Let It Be
3. The White Album
...and I'd have the two BBC compilations at 4 and 5 if I may.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 24, 2014, 12:12:33 AM
Some of the Capitol albums are pretty neat, Kev.  Where else would you hear I'm Looking Through You like this?



I still play the beginning like that today!    ;D

Yes Im not saying the Capitol albums werent good but I think its true that you like what you grew up with (generally) I cant believe they left the false start on there though  ha2ha

Its like Let It Be, I always prefer the one I grew up with (not Naked) Naked sounds empty to me without the stuff Spector put on there, I prefer Winding Road with the Spector stuff (also I Me Mine) and the chatter/Dig It etc

But maybe if Id grown up listening to Naked.........well.........
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 24, 2014, 02:17:55 AM
I cant believe they left the false start on there though  ha2ha

Parlophone chopped off the beginning of the song!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Moogmodule on August 24, 2014, 03:12:32 AM
Parlophone chopped off the beginning of the song!

I never thought of it as a false start. I thought it was a purposeful tension builder  ???
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 24, 2014, 03:23:54 AM
And I always thought of it as a musical count-in...


Paul McCartney - I'm Looking Through You - MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBVYnoz9DEc#ws)


Paul McCartney I'm Looking Through You Live Montreal 2011 HD 1080P (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIZG4K3av0c#ws)
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Moogmodule on August 24, 2014, 04:33:22 AM
My top three is pretty predictable.

1. Rubber Soul
2. Revolver
3. Abbey Road

After that it's harder to pin down an exact order. I'd currently probably plump for

4. A Hard Days Night
5. Sgt Peppers
6. Help
7. The White Album
8. Please Please Me
9. Beatles for Sale
10. Let it Be
11. With the Beatles
12. Yellow Submarine

But really the difference between these 8 albums is pretty narrow. Any of them (with the exception of the half album Yellow Submarine) could move up or down a few places depending on my mood.

While not in the original canon I also think the first BBC live record would rank pretty well. I find it a really enjoyable album.

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: oldbrownshoe on August 24, 2014, 08:47:00 AM
I'm with you, Moogmodule, there's barely the width of a cigarette paper between any of them.

Music radio is such in Britain (it truly is awful) that if a DJ announces he, it is always a he, is going to play a Them song, he will play one of three Them songs ('Gloria', 'Here Comes The Night' or 'Baby Please Don't Go' - absolute NO exceptions), and ONLY one of those three songs.
 
This policy is carried through for pretty much any act you care to mention and is usually combined with a jingle suggesting that his particular radio station offers 'more musical choice'!

On any given day, indeed in any given hour, you'll be hard pressed NOT to hear 'House of the Rising Sun', 'Groovin'', 'A Whiter Shade of Pale', 'San Francisco' or 'Something In The Air' on your radio dial.

As such, I'm almost obliged to listen to the margins/the obscure/b-sides over a-sides etc., hence my slightly perverse Top 3. 
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Dcazz on August 24, 2014, 12:37:36 PM
I find these difficult to do as I almost see their music as one progressive album that goes on for 6 years or so. I think Revolver is my favorite though... but it's like oldbrownshoe says about the width of a cigarette paper!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 24, 2014, 01:00:57 PM
I too cant do this

Its too dificult and I dont see the benefit of doing it

I mean where would I put Beatles For Sale ?

It has some covers but it also has a couple of my all time favourites on there, Im A Loser, Every Little Thing and No Reply, also how can I vote it low when it holds such treasured memories of Christmas all those years ago in 1964, an innocent time with my family, Mum & Dad, Beatles For Sale was part of Christmas, I love it

I just cant vote any of these 12 LP's higher than each other, they all hold very special memories for me, each one represents a stage of my growing up.

I dont include Mystery Tour mainly because I absolutely loved the double EP, its was different than an LP and cheaper, it had a book with drawings and a story, some people say EMI were dumb not to make it an LP like Capitol, but I loved the EP to bits, so for me it will never be an album, whenever I think of MMT it is a double EP with a booklet. (and a sprinkle of pure magic)  :)

PS it also displays my favourite ever picture of The Beatles on the front.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 24, 2014, 01:50:52 PM
I too cant do this

Its too dificult and I dont see the benefit of doing it

I mean where would I put Beatles For Sale ?

It has some covers but it also has a couple of my all time favourites on there, Im A Loser, Every Little Thing and No Reply, also how can I vote it low when it holds such treasured memories of Christmas all those years ago in 1964, an innocent time with my family, Mum & Dad, Beatles For Sale was part of Christmas, I love it

I just cant vote any of these 12 LP's higher than each other, they all hold very special memories for me, each one represents a stage of my growing up.

I dont include Mystery Tour mainly because I absolutely loved the double EP, its was different than an LP and cheaper, it had a book with drawings and a story, some people say EMI were dumb not to make it an LP like Capitol, but I loved the EP to bits, so for me it will never be an album, whenever I think of MMT it is a double EP with a booklet. (and a sprinkle of pure magic)  :)

PS it also displays my favourite ever picture of The Beatles on the front.



The Magical Mystery Tour Blu-ray/DVD package came with a reproduction of the mono vinyl EP.  As a Beatles collector I like having it even though I only played it once because I'm too lazy to get up and flip a record every 5 minutes.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Fab4Fan on August 25, 2014, 03:16:01 AM
But maybe if Id grown up listening to Naked.........well.........

Well, here's the real question: have you ever listened to Let It Be while you were naked? ha2ha
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 25, 2014, 04:28:24 AM
I too cant do this



The Beatles - You Can't Do That (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fitpzAYDoNw#)



Neither can I, Kev.  Here's what I posted on 19 May 2008:  http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=6667.msg172437#msg172437 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=6667.msg172437#msg172437)    ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 25, 2014, 11:49:30 PM
I could divide the Beatles albums in three categories:

Excellent albums: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.

Very good albums: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, and The White Album.

Good albums: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Beatles For Sale, and Let It Be.

I don't take Yellow Submarine into account because it's just half a Beatles album.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: In My Life on August 26, 2014, 12:16:29 AM
I have to get in the Can't Do It Line with Barry, Kev, Dave and anyone else who came before us. I was gonna try. I wanted to just shout "Geronimo" but when I started studying the list I realized I'd have to shout "Oh sh*t!" and gave up!
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: nimrod on August 26, 2014, 01:30:16 AM
I could divide the Beatles albums in three categories:

Excellent albums: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.

Very good albums: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, and The White Album.

Good albums: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Beatles For Sale, and Let It Be.

I don't take Yellow Submarine into account because it's just half a Beatles album.

for me with the exception of YS they are all 10/10

due in a big way to the way they changed the musical horizon and culture of the time

I never understand the poor rating for Let It Be, brilliant tracks throughout that album   ;D
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Normandie on August 26, 2014, 01:39:21 AM
This is like jumping out of a plane I imagine... if you think too long about these things, doubt sets in and you daren't/can't post.

That's a perfect description, and it's one reason why I haven't posted in this thread yet: been mulling it over too long. I'll have to take a mental break from it and jump back in with my list.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Moogmodule on August 26, 2014, 03:00:25 AM
I could divide the Beatles albums in three categories:

Excellent albums: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.

Very good albums: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, and The White Album.

Good albums: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Beatles For Sale, and Let It Be.

I don't take Yellow Submarine into account because it's just half a Beatles album.

That's a pretty good division. Although in doing my list I avoided trying to come up with a concept of what was better and just listed the ones I generally preferred. As others have said, there is such little between their albums that's it's very hard to make a sensible ranking. And the different styles make it harder. Abbey Road is a totally different beast to Hard Days night. And Sgt Pepper is different to all the other Beatle albums. Very hard to sensibly compare in a "best" sense. 

Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: oldbrownshoe on August 26, 2014, 07:40:55 AM
That Excellent/VG/Good list doesn't really recognise the impact of each LP at the time.

If it did, the most successful LP in terms of weeks at No. 1 in the UK, 'Please Please Me', would not be in the lower category and, given the mania that surrounded their first film, neither would 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Also in Britain, though probably not in the States, I think 'Sgt. Pepper's' would now be more likely to be in the 'very good' rather than the 'excellent' list.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 26, 2014, 02:34:29 PM
for me with the exception of YS they are all 10/10

due in a big way to the way they changed the musical horizon and culture of the time

I never understand the poor rating for Let It Be, brilliant tracks throughout that album   ;D

I love every Beatles album; only Yellow Submarine is disposable in my opinion. My ratings are only relative, because I do consider that some Beatles albums are better than others.

About the impact of each album that oldbrownshoe mentioned, I think it's an important factor, but I've mainly considered the quality (always according to my ears) of the actual content.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BLEEN on September 25, 2014, 11:29:56 PM
This is very difficult, I love them all so much - but here goes:

1. Revolver
2. Rubber Soul
3. The White Album
4. Abbey Road
5. A Hard Day's Night
6. Help
7. Sgt. Pepper's
8. Beatles For Sale
9. Let It Be
10. With The Beatles
11. Please Please Me
12. Yellow Submarine

Wow I'm drained just doing that  2ch
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: oldbrownshoe on October 09, 2014, 06:38:33 AM
Finally got round to do this properly and, of course, it is heavily reliant on what I like right now.

1. A Hard Day's Night (propelled up many places by the anniversary and the re-release of the film)
2. With The Beatles (picked up on CD for £2 a month ago, forgot how great it is)
3. Please Please Me
4. Revolver
5. White Album
6. Beatles For Sale (this will inevitably move up on the 50th anniversary as I plan to get a new CD of it on that day)
7. Let It Be
8. Abbey Road
9. Help!
10. Rubber Soul
11. Sgt. Pepper's
12. Yellow Submarine

Despite Sgt. Pepper's being so low, I still think it's better than anything in the last 42 years.


 
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: oldbrownshoe on December 08, 2014, 05:58:46 PM
Yep, going to put 'Beatles For Sale' at No. 1 for the time being, and all the others can drop down a place.

I find it incredible that, with the exception of 'Yellow Submarine', and even then I bet some kids love it because of the film, a case can be made for pretty much any of their albums being the best one.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: stopwow673 on April 12, 2015, 10:57:03 PM
just interested in what everyones favorite Beatles albums and if you wanna add why thats all the better


1) Magical Mystery Tour
2) Abbey Road
3) Revolver
4) Rubber soul
5) SPLHCB
6) White album
7) Help
8) Please Please Me
9) HDN
10) LIB
11) With the beatles
12) Yellow Submarine
13) Beatles for sale

There are so many good albums. It's hard to call some of them bad. I tend to like the later stuff.

1 Sgt Pepper
2 Abbey Road
3 Rubber Soul
4 Help!
5 A Hard Day's Night
6 White Album
7 Let It Be
8 Magical Mystery Tour (if considered a studio album)
9 With the Beatles
10 Revolver
11 Please Please Me
12 Yellow Submarine
13 Beatles for Sale

I would put Past Masters after 7 if considered.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: BeatleFan on June 27, 2016, 10:30:57 AM
I feel like doing this, so here we go:

1. The Beatles
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Abbey Road
4. Magical Mystery Tour
5. Rubber Soul
6. Revolver
7. Help!
8. Let It Be
9. A Hard Day's Night
10. Please Please Me
11. Beatles For Sale
12. With The Beatles
13. Yellow Submarine
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: svalis on October 10, 2016, 05:18:54 PM
1. Revolver
2. Rubber Soul
3. The White Album
4. Sgt Pepper's
5. Let It Be
6. Please Please Me
7. A Hard Day's Night
8. Help!
9. With The Beatles
10. Abbey Road
11. Yellow Submarine
12. Beatles For Sale

I like all of their albums and it's very hard to order them. I'm only 100% sure on the first two, the rest is hard to choose.
Title: Re: whats everyones favourite beatles albums in order
Post by: MysticRobC5 on November 11, 2016, 08:30:38 PM
01) The White Album
02) Revolver
03) Abbey Road
04) Magical Mystery Tour
05) Rubber soul
06) Sgt. Pepper
07) Help
08) A Hard Day's Night
09) Let It Be
10) Beatles For Sale
11) Please Please Me
12) With The beatles
13) Yellow Submarine