Rubber Soul (studio album) by The Beatles
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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 81,355.
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|4 days ago||mketchum||36||84/100|
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 88.2/100, a mean average of 87.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.
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My first love
My first love. Always good to start friday-afternoon...
The greatest transitional album of all time and The Beatles album that moves me the most, probably because you can still hear the nostalgia of the bands early days. No wonder Brian Wilson wrote the masterpiece Pet Sounds after listening to this album.
For any other artist this would be a greatest hits album.
But the Beatles are supreme in the music world. This
was just another album for them.
Probably their most consistent record ever.
Great album, this is the album that made them join Bob Dylan as legendary musicians. The best part? They somehow managed to out-do this album on their next 5 releases! (Not counting Yellow Submarine)
The bridge between carefree and sophisticated, ideally combines the best of both worlds.
I think there is a tendency to intellectually lionise later Beatles work at the expense of the earlier, more pop orientated gear.
I understand that. I get it. But what we have here are the Beatles in transition. Their pop sensibilities are intact and honed to perfection; but there’s something else. A stretching of limbs, a wider subject matter. A nod to Dylan.
The album is a fascinating stepping-stone to Revolver, yes but it’s also their most consistent. No filler, no failures.
One of the first instances I can think of where the album is utilized as a piece of art. Very folky, and more mature than their earlier work.
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