it may sound daft but i never really compare 'tnk' with any other beatle track.as a 'song' it really stands on it's own,it is so different and radical.it definitely cannot be compared to anything on rubber soul,nor revolver for that matter.to me,it's a song that really stands out in the other field,lonely.
Completely agree with you glass onion, that doesn't sound at all "daft" to me, I reckon you're spot on.
Surely a lot of this depends upon which tracks from each album you choose to compare with which?
Taking each Beatle individually:
"In My Life" I would rank higher than any of John's songs on Revolver, good as they are. On the other hand most of his efforts on Revolver are better than "Run For Your Life" (in my opinion). I like "Norwegian Wood" more than "Doctor Robert" and I like "Nowhere Man" better than "And Your Bird Can Sing", but I prefer "I'm Only Sleeping" to "Girl"....
"Got To Get You Into My Life" and "Eleanor Rigby" are better than anything Paul contributed to Rubber Soul as far as I'm concerned. But "Good Day Sunshine" and "For No One" aren't as good as his Rubber Soul efforts in my book. "Here There And Everywhere" belongs on Rubber Soul anyway.
"If I Needed Someone" is preferable to any of George's 1966 offerings and although "Think For Yourself" is better than "Love You To" or "I Want To Tell You" it's no better than "Taxman".
"What Goes On" is way more bearable to me than "Yellow Submarine" ever was or will be...
You can juggle the tracks around to your heart's content and by aligning certain tracks selectively with others from the competing album, come up with different conclusions.
I think of Rubber Soul as a plump, gorgeously marked, velvetty caterpillar and Sgt Pepper as the iridescent, magnificent butterfly it eventually became.
In the middle is the fascinatingly crystalline, curiously faceted and downright weirdly constructed chrysalis we only ever saw once...Revolver.