A Hard Day's Night (album) by The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 247th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,588 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1964 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (40th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (247th)
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A Hard Day's Night is ranked 9th best out of 65 albums by The Beatles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beatles is Abbey Road which is ranked number 3 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 84,482.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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75/100
From 05/09/2020 17:20
Thrilling. Here is where the extent of the Lennon McCartney genius became clear.
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80/100
From 04/18/2020 20:18
Highlights:

A Hard Day's Night
Can't Buy Me Love
And I Love Her
I Should Have Known Better
I'll Be Back
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From 02/21/2020 21:49
almost superb
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From 12/30/2019 14:31
Fantastic!
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80/100
From 10/08/2019 23:41
I feel like this is where the Beatles really started getting good. Some classic songs here, like And I Love Her, Can't Buy Me Love, and I'll Be Back, that elevate it beyond the first two albums. I don't think every song here is something special, but there isn't a single song on this album I dislike. This is easily the best of the Beatles' first four albums.
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70/100
From 08/29/2019 21:10
Listening to this album again, the instrumentation is tighter than their first two albums. First half is really good.
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From 07/29/2019 02:32
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 Remaster) (1964) by The Beatles - 7.30769230769/10 - Listened to on 6/16/2019
A1 - A Hard Day's Night - 8/10
A2 - I Should Have Known Better - 8/10
A3 - If I Fell - 7/10
A4 - I'm Happy Just to Dance with You - 6/10
A5 - And I Love Her - 7/10
A6 - Tell Me Why - 9/10
A7 - Can't Buy Me Love - 8/10
B1 - Any Time at All - 7/10
B2 - I'll Cry Instead - 7/10
B3 - Things We Said Today - 7/10
B4 - When I Get Home - 7/10
B5 - You Can't Do That - 8/10
B6 - I'll Be Back - 6/10
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80/100
From 07/28/2019 21:22
This was the first Beatles album to only feature original songs and I think the band really proved they could write some great tunes. A Hard Day's night is a really fun album to listen to, just 30 minutes of upbeat pop music and there's not a single bad song in there for me; some personal favorites are You Can't Do That, I Should Have Known Better and If I Feel. As for the instrumentation, the band keeps it really simple: two guitar tracks (one acoustic and one electric) and none of the production tricks they would use later in their career; nonetheless John Lennon delivers some quality vocals and the guitar parts are really well built. A Hard Day's Night, while lacking memorable tunes and the experimental quality of the later Beatles album, is definitely one of their best works and something to listen to just relax.
I highly recommend watching the movie A Hard Days Night as well if you're a fan, which contains most of the songs from the album.
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From 06/16/2019 23:49
I much prefer the later era, but this was a good album, though not as good as the first two. Feels like they were getting less interesting by the album until Rubber Soul.
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From 05/24/2019 22:48
One of my favorite Beatles albums, I divide the Beatles into 3 different time periods although they only released proper albums within a seven year period. This is my fave from the first four albums
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1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
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