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Old 01-19-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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I've been a long fan of the Beatles and their favourite album of mine is the White Album. I have listened to a lot of music and I still think hands down that they are the greatest rock band to have graced this planet. But I see that most people I come across claim that they suck and are overrated. So is anyone here a fan of the Beatles or at least like their music?
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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Hell yeah the Beatles are the best, There's no one they can be overrated they were musical genious's and innovators.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:25 AM   #4
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incredible songwriting. they aren't overrated at all. probably the greatest and most influential band ever
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:05 AM   #5
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^yeah, i guess a lot of bands can string together 3 or 4 big hits, but the beatles were just so prolific in making great music.

i mean, this afternoon i added "1" (the greatest hits kind thing with all 27 of their no. 1 hits) to my mp3 player, and its just staggering the sheer amount of such great music.

i don't have any 1 favourite album of theirs, though i do prefer the first 5 ones, and can pretty much listen to them all the way through and enjoy it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #6
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The first time I had a 'favourite song' it was Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, so I guess that I'd say Sgt. Pepper's is my favourite Beatles album. I find there earlier stuff kind of annoying though (I wanna hold your ha-aa-aand etc. Blegh). But still, awesome band.

And remember: Paul's dead! And John Lives!
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #7
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One of my favourite bands. No-one can say they are overrated as no band has so many great songs that will live forever and no band will ever take their crown as the greatest band ever!!!
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:59 PM   #8
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i'm not a huge fan of their early years. from revolver and on is my favorite
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #9
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I'm not a huge fan of their debut album, nor Please Please Me, along with a few of their others.

Their best early album, for me at least, is A Hard Day's Night.

However, my favorite album of theirs is either Rubber Soul or, not one of my favorites until recently, Abbey Road.

While I enjoy The White Album, I do believe that is one of their more overrated albums. Though it contains some of their classic songs, as a whole I feel that a lot of the album consists of fillers.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:32 PM   #10
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^ I agree about The White Album, though even if you cut that album down into one disc it would still be my favorite.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:38 PM   #11
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I would enjoy it more if the fillers were taken away. I mean, it's still a good album, but I find that it is highly overrated and far from their best.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:50 PM   #12
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I Abbey Road and Revolver.

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I would enjoy it more if the fillers were taken away. I mean, it's still a good album, but I find that it is highly overrated and far from their best.


Yeah thats how I feel. There are some great songs but the album as a whole is not as great as some of their others.
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Yeah thats how I feel. There are some great songs but the album as a whole is not as great as some of their others.

What makes the White Album work for me IS the filler then the killer tunes after the filler, it ebbs and flows. I can't imagine hearing John's great Bungalo Bill without the one-take throwaway Paul song Wild Honey Pie before it. That's just me.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:23 PM   #15
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I know that feeling you're talking about, lexhibit, where one song builds up to the greatness of another because there is a contrast between the two with one being only an okay song, and the other an awesome song, but I just felt this was something used throughout the entire album, and then also topped with more fillers so that there were these fillers inbetween the other fillers.
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Old 01-20-2007, 04:10 AM   #16
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abbey road is george's best work with here comes the sun and something. i wish he wrote more songs. i think he had way more potential than he showed(or was allowed to show) in the beatles and you can see that on all things must pass
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Exactly. I feel that George was easily the better musician of The Beatles, but he was denied, basically, of sharing his work with the group because of the over-inflated egos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Sadly, even with an amazing solo career, George was still kept in the shadows.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #18
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Yeah, George's work is my favourite of any of the Beatles' solo work.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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I can't believe this is The beatles thread. surely there must be a bigger one elsewhere, I can't find it anyway...

Started getting into the beatles only a few months ago and have been listening to their albums chronlogically. Up to Magical Mystery Tour and I can see why they are well thought to be the best band ever
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