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Revolver (album) by The Beatles 

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Revolver
Revolver by The Beatles (1966)
Overall rank: 3rd   Overall chart history
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Accolades: Best album of 1966 (1st)
Best album of the 1960s (1st)
Top 10 albums of all time (3rd)

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Revolver is ranked as the best album by The Beatles.

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From viquel 02/15/2015 00:53
This album is the “Casablanca” of albums. I will elaborate this analogy for those not familiar with movies.

There are two kinds of great films (this applies to albums too, I guess). The first kind are the visionary Earth-shattering works, bold and uncompromising, who break all the rules (these would be equivalent of experimental albums like those by Frank Zappa, or Captain Beefheart or whatever).

The second kind are the more straightforward, crowd-pleasers whose greatness comes from taking all the ingredients you need to make a traditionally great movie, and executing them with great skill. Among these, the 1942 classic “Casablanca” is king.

The Beatles’ “Revolver” and “Rubber Soul” remind me of Casablanca, because they are relatively straightforward, commercially successful works with a traditional structure, short songs, verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo-chorus, etc..

Yet, they have some of the most famous melodies of the past century, a huge influence on pop culture, and, well, pretty much every song in “Revolver” is a cherished classic. Hence my comparison with “Casablanca”. In their respective mediums they are the most popular work to enchant both the critics and the public for generations.

The only problem in my analogy is “Tomorrow Never Knows”, which is hardly straightforward or traditional.
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From Ezmoney 02/10/2015 01:33
Higher rating please
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From PlayTime 02/05/2015 16:34
One of their strongest, perhaps their best song for song. The LP is a creative peak the likes of which has seldom been equalled, including that wonderful album cover. Essential in every way.
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From 09ahughes 01/25/2015 16:30
Exceptional. Prefer Abbey Road but this is also pure genius.
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From dmercado 01/15/2015 07:05
This album advanced rock n roll in multiple different directions, lyrically and musically, in such strides, so effortlessly, and yet making it so accessible that it doesn't surprise me when I see this album topping chart after chart. I take issue with the sequencing of the songs, though, because the songs are so varied and so short that it doesn't allow me to settle into a mood before something in a completely different direction comes up. I reorganized the album as below, it allowed me to appreciate the songs more.
1. Taxman
2. Doc Robert
3. She Said She Said
4. And Your Bird Can Sing
5. Good Day Sunshine
6. Got To Get You Into My Life
7. Yellow Submarine
8. Eleanor Rigby
9. For No One
10. Here, There And Anywhere
11. I Want To Tell You
12. I'm Only Sleeping
13. Love You To
14. Tomorrow Never Knows
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From poppmusic 01/13/2015 19:52
Not only the most influential album of all time, but retains an extremely unique sound. Like a Cold War art film mixed with baroque pop music. Just genius. "Tomorrow Never Knows" literally sounds 30 years ahead of its time.
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From BraddlesHendo 12/12/2014 10:27
It's really the production on this 60's classic. Never had a band used classical Orchestras mixed with pop and make it this good. Really George Martin should take a bow
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From jbray 12/02/2014 18:09
"Revolver" stands as the best example in the Beatles' catalog in where to find their perfect blend of pop orchestration, blazing guitar lines, perfect harmonies, and fluid, diverse lyricism. When the Beatles worked together, they were a tour de force.
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From Radioscope 12/01/2014 21:32
Great album. Tomorrow Never Knows, For No One and And Your Bird Can Sing bring this album to a whole new level both individually and for the album as a whole as cohesive material. What probably stops me from thinking of it as a perfect album are some songs that even though lirically fit perfectly I do not like musically quite as much. Still, it is an amazing album and I am glad it exists.
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From F1Aaron 11/29/2014 15:32
Fav. Tracks: Taxman, I'm Only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing, For No One, Got To Get You In My Life
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