Sunday, August 12, 2007

Poll: What's the best Beatles album? Why?

Just curious as to what people think the best Beatles album is, and why they think that. I'm also curious to see if I can engender a culture of posting on this darn thing.

You can chime in below in the Comments section, I'll post the results in a week or so. If we can get some argument and reasoning going, all the better. And remember that you're entitled to your own opinion, just not your own facts...

5 comments:

QuizMasterChris said...

As you could guess from my selection of image, I vote for "Revolver." There are some lovely pop songs on here, and it's their first heavily experimental/psych album. I don't think there's anything on "Sgt. Pepper that doesn't appear here in some form first, although I think that's a great album too.

Dave of W said...

In my opinion, Rubber Soul is a pretty solid album, about on a par with Revolver. My favorite single side of a Beatles LP has got to be Side 2 of Abbey Road -- it's like a mini-symphony.

QuizMasterChris said...

Rubber Soul's great too. I like the diversity on Revolver. Probably my least favorite Beatles songs are on Abbey Road, one on each side, "Oh! Darling" and "Because."

The "long medley" is cool, I never thought of it a symphony but that makes sense. I can't shake the feeling that the medley was a result of not being able to get it together enough to make whole songs out of something like "Mean Mr. Mustard," which might have been a 3-minute pop song a couple of yrs earlier. The medley works in the end (no pun intended), which is what counts at the end of the day, I just might be a bit jaded to the process having read one too many Beatles books.

I shall commit further heresy and hopefully create some discussion by tossing the opinion out there that the White Album contains some filler.

Brian Jones said...

My favorite Beatles album is "Their Satanic Majesties Request" by the Rolling Stones.

QuizMasterChris said...

Funny, Brian! You don't water down the humor, do you? Just let it float to the surface...