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Let It Be (album) by The Beatles 

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Let It Be
Let It Be by The Beatles (1970)
Overall rank: 203rd   Overall chart history
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1970 (10th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (51st)
Top 500 albums of all time (203rd)

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Let It Be is ranked 7th best out of 61 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 140,296.

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90/100
From Medelsvensson 12/04/2017 09:42
the version of get back that is on the '1' singles collection is slightly longer than this one and i prefer that version. What else can you say? Amazing album full of antics. Why do people downvote maggie mae and dig it? They give the album the charm that it neeeeeds! come on
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From romanmonts 11/22/2017 19:19
87/100
Fav tracks: Two of us, Across the universe, Dig a pony
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From madsnyland 10/11/2017 20:02
Actually I prefer the Naked version which arrived in early 00's. This is a live album and should be mixed accordingly. I think Spector did a fine job mixing this album, but I prefer the way the Naked version stays true to the performances and doesn't try to make it into a regular studio album with overdubs and big produced sound.
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60/100
From Michael1981 08/05/2017 21:28
I love the idea of the Beatles getting back to playing as a band and keeping things simple on this album. It's such a shame that it didn't work out. The album sounds unfinished and unfocused. The performances are below par. Frustratingly some of the songs are really great so might have been brilliant had they figured it out properly. Notably, McCartney's contributions are the strongest by some distance. Some people blain Spectre's production, but I agree with Lennon's verdict that he was given an album that was beyond repair. Probably ends up the weakest Beatles album of all after Yellow Submarine.
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From weston 06/22/2017 23:20
I am not a fan of the Phil Spector treatment at all, and still I think this is excellent. "Let it Be" and "Get Back" are top 10 Beatles songs. And "Two of Us" and "I've got a Feeling" are underrated gems. As much as I personally don't love them, "Long and Winding Road" and "Across the Universe" are undeniable. Overall, Let it Be is vastly underrated. Perhaps because it doesn't feel like there isn't a definitive version of this album? The Let it Be...Naked is very good. The stuff on the Anthologies was very good. Makes you really miss the inclusion of "Don't Let Me Down" which was probably the best song from this song cycle for them.
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From clawready 06/20/2017 23:00
Had this album never been released there would have been no loss.
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From codymacc8 03/22/2017 22:58
Though it has many great songs, this is in contention for my least favorite Beatles album. It was clear at this point that the relationship between The Beatles had begun to deteriorate, and it shows. For some reason, they decided to go with Phil Spector (future murderer). I'm pretty sure McCartney ended up suing Spector for adding a string section to the Long and Winding Road.

Highlights- Across the Universe, Let it Be
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From Smith 10/31/2016 16:33
This album show,s how the relationship among Beatles had deteriorate. They were incapable of working together as group. But with the hard work of Paul they managed to get over the line. Still four great song,s on it.
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From poppmusic 10/30/2016 21:58
I for one like this better than Abbey Road. I like how it's less perfectionist than that album. The mix of rugged and raw songs ("Dig a Pony", "I've Got a Feeling") contrasts nicely with the Phil Spector master ballads (especially "Let It Be"), while Harrison's contributions nicely round it out. Still not quite at the level of their masterful mid-60s work, but an early defining "70s" album nonetheless.
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From albumceleste 09/07/2016 02:11
If I take Dig It and Maggie Mae out -as they're not songs but little fragments put there to give presumably the atmosphere of a jam in the studio- I get a 8.5 album.
Other plausible explanation of those tracks is that they isolate Let It Be wich is the best song on the album and dwarfs any other you could put next to it.
Anyway the best songs are from Macca here (Let it be, Long & winding road, Get back) and the best from John is Across the universe wich is from 1968. Harrison doesn't contribute much. Everytime I heard the get back sessions -and the white album home demos too- I get the impression that George was the one that really was done wih being in the band and was saving his work for his solo career.

The sessions went awful but The Beatles invented yet another classic of the Rock era: doing a roof concert and getting kicked out by the police.
Lennon gave the tapes to Phil Spector to see if he could make some sense of those unfinished songs. He cut here and add some strings and choirs there. The result is Let It Be.
The cover art is quite appropiate for the circumstances: the four divided and isolated.
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