Anthology 2 (compilation album) by The Beatles

Anthology 2 by The Beatles
(Compilation album)
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 8,283rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 161 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (162nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,400th)
Award Best albums of all time (8,283rd)

The Beatles bestography

Anthology 2 is ranked 26th best out of 68 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 66,398.

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Anthology 2 track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 161 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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From 02/06/2023 19:42
The best era. Lennon's voice is beyond compare.
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From 02/03/2016 15:04
This series is a must have for any serious Beatles fan.
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From 10/05/2015 11:58
Lennon joins the Traveling Wilburys!
Great unreleased recordings, its like sitting in the studio ....
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From 11/12/2014 18:02
An interesting glimpse into the Beatles' songwriting process and attention to detail.
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From 09/20/2014 14:17
This album has high and low parts, as the takes of Strawberry Fields are totally mind blowing, it has also boring parts that go nowhere
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From 03/21/2013 11:15
My fav anthology
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From 02/25/2013 17:37
Bought these albums when they came out amid the euphoria of the anthology tv series and the 2 new songs. Must say though that all 3 of these albums are only for Beatles fans, not the casual listener. To be honest hadn't listened to it for about 15 years until last week as if you want to listen to the Beatles, you listen to the finished albums, not the out-takes. Saying that, I love the early take of Hello, Goodbye on here before they stripped out the extra Guitar part.
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From 06/21/2012 02:02
Probably my favorite of the Anthology series because it has Real Love and many demos from my favorite Beatles era (1965-1966).
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