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KingBrendan5149
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#1
i' ve been giving this a lot of thought. i have it narrowed down to 5. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, The White Album, Abbey Road, and Rubber Soul. Out of those 2, i have narrowed it down to Sgt. Peppers and The White Album. I can't decide between those to, i really can't. Both of them are so good. But if a guy put a gun to my head and told me to choose one, i guess i would choose the White Album but it would only win by a tad.

so what do you all think is the Best Album The Beatles recorded?

(remember, not your favorite, but the best)
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Sgt. Peppers or Abbey Road. Your top five are definitley there best five. I sadly dont own Abbey Road but will be getting it soon. I've listened to it before, but since I own Sgt. Peppers, I'll have to say that, though Abbey Road may be better. The White Album is great, there's just a lot of songs that aren't very great.
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I'll probably go with Abbey Road or Revolver. Their weakest effort was monumental for music though, so I could not contest any album mentioned.
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Quote by Cirrus Minor
I'll probably go with Abbey Road or Revolver. Their weakest effort was monumental for music though, so I could not contest any album mentioned.



Haha thats so true The Beatles are great, Revolver has my favorite songs but out of them all I have to say Abbey Road is were The Beatles were at their best.
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#7
Probably Sgt. Peppers. Out of the albums that I own anyway (everything from Rubber Soul onward except for Magical Mystery Tour), Sgt. Peppers is just the best one. It adds up so easily:

Concept album + Great songwriting + John Lennon being really ****ing high + Lots o' experimentation + One of George's crazy Indian-type songs + Ringo singing a song (and a damn good one at that) + The greatest Beatles song ever (A Day In The Life) + Enough innovation to once again change the course of pop music forever = The Best Album The Beatles Ever Recorded.

For me anyway, at least.
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favorite: abbey road
best: white album
worst: let it be (they just werent together enough i think.)
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#9
i think the coolest thing about your top five is that its almost like a personality test on which one is your favorite. If i get time, I might actually write some meaning to that.

Back to why we are here. My favorite is definitely the white album, but I'm going to have to say Revolver was their best album because it was the one that started it all. It tore down every preconceived notion of what rock music was, which is why the Beatles were so revolutionary at the time. The blended so many different styles of music on that album, and it still gives me chills everytime i hear it.
It's their best, but not my favorite.
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My two favorite Beatles albums are Revolver and Rubber Soul. But there is not one Beatle recording that I have not liked. I have yet to come across a bad one, in other words..... The Beatles are the best band IMO. And although Let It Be is probably one of their more poor efforts as a group. (Still unbelieveably good), It is still my third favorite. Then it's Abbey Road, then Sgt Peppers. And just for the record, it was so close, I think I popped a vein thinking about it.
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#11
Sgt Peppers for its innovation but personally, my favourite is The White Album.
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#12
Sgt. Peppers or Abbey Road, although like everyone's said, it really is hard to choose a favourite.
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#13
ranked:

Sgt. Pepper's
Revolver
Magical Mystery Tour
Rubber Soul
A Hard Day's Night
Abbey Road
Let It Be
Help!
With The Beatles
Please Please Me
White Album (i know, i know, i doubt anybody else here ranks it as low as i do)
Beatles For Sale
Yellow Submarine

but they're all great and i listen to them constantly
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It's got to be Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band!
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The white album.
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#17
Definitely The White Album.

And A Hard Day's Night ought to be mentioned.
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1. The White Album
2. Abbey Road
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Abbey effing Road. Finest recording ever produced by any band, not just the Beatles.
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Quote by VoodooChild15
Abbey effing Road. Finest recording ever produced by any band, not just the Beatles.



I am going to have to agree with you.
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#23
This question is impossible. All of their albums are them at their best, and nothing less than that.
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#24
1. Revolver
2. White Album
3. Sgt. Peppers
4. Abbey Road
5. Magical Mystery Tour/Rubber Soul/A Hard Day's Nite/Help!/Beatles For Sale

*~honorable mentions: Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles' Second Album, Let It Be ~*
the only ones I don't like are the Yellow Submarine soundtrack and Please Please Me

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#25
I like the white album, although there was alot of conflict between the members. It was just a pure musical orgasm.
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#27
Well...depending on how you define best...

Sgt. Pepper's has been called the best album of all time...so I think that's it...

But my favourite is Revolver
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#28
for my money, Sgt Pepper's. But they had too many sounds...I'll add A Hard Day's Night in because you can't think about the beatles just with their late sound.
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#29
hey... lol this is kinda irrelevant, but I can only get one CD... should I get Abbey Road or Magical Mystery Tour? (disregard my list)
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i'm partial to MMT but yeah abbey road should come first from an unbiased perspective.
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they saved their best for last-Abbey Road
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Best: White Album (if it hadn't been a double album it wouldn't have been as awesome thought)
Favorite: Abbey Road

A lot of ppl are gonna say Sgt. Peppers, but I just don't find that one nearly as appealing, except for all the songs near the end.

(and btw mmonster, let it be was their last album)
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#34
Abbey Road
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#35
Quote by Nobody's Hero
(and btw mmonster, let it be was their last album)

well... Abbey Road was the last one they recorded
KingBrendan5149
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#36
Quote by Nobody's Hero
(and btw mmonster, let it be was their last album)


Let it Be was the last one RELEASED. Abbey Road was the last one RECORDED.

hope that clears everything up.
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#38
Abbey Road.


All closely following are White Album, Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, Please Please Me.
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#39
Quote by Guns_41
No one likes Rubber Soul !!!!


everyone likes rubber soul lol. just maybe not as their favorite. the cream of the crop from rubber soul matches any of their other albums.
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#40
Actually, I don't think the White Album could be a contender for best Beatles album. It lacks focus, it works more as a John Lennon backed by group or Paul backed by group record than an actual band's record.

I'm gonna have to say Abbey Road because it was the happiest since it was the last one recorded. The last four songs on that album kill.

There are also a lot of great songs on Let It Be like "Two Of Us" "Get Back" and "One After 909."
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