Rubber Soul (album) by The Beatles

Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 26th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,883 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1965 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (26th)
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Rubber Soul by The Beatles (CD, May-1987, Capitol)
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THE BEATLES (RUBBER -SOUL MUSIC) 2HR/2CD INTERVIEW, INFO MUSIC RADIO SHOW 2019
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THE BEATLES RUBBER SOUL 1966 UK PRESS MONO 12" VINYL RECORD LP 579-4 / 580-4
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Rubber Soul is ranked 5th 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 84,494.

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,883 votes)
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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 87.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 88.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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90/100
From 05/24/2020 08:33
Great album!
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From 05/10/2020 10:14
At the time, the greatest album ever released. Hard to believe this is the same group that released Help only 4 months before. A classic collection, only spoiled by Ringo's first joint composition and the casual misogyny of the final track.
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From 03/17/2020 22:33
Beats every other pop/rock albums of this year for a mile.
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From 02/19/2020 02:52
is that a sitar?
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From 01/21/2020 05:44
The Beatles are great for so many reasons. One of which, on display prominently with Rubber Soul, is the interesting evolution of the band. This takes the maturing Beatles of Help! and moves them even closer to the fully mature Beatles of Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. Serious song craftsmanship but still pretty fun.
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From 01/11/2020 23:14
The first album where they tried something new. They hadn't really changed the instrumentation yet, which isn't a bad thing. The harmonies are genius, the percussion set a different tone, and the guitar riffs and solos are just a a perfect amount of strange. A delight to listen to.

This album might be the reason why the '80s were hooked up on that beat, y'know that bass - snare - bass bass snare -, it is everywhere on this album. With all the infinite amount of experimenting they did later on, I still think Ringo's drumming has been the most influential part of their formula. Yes, my favorite Beatle is Ringo, be very mad.
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From 12/29/2019 18:48
Leaps ahead of their contemporaries.
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From 12/17/2019 22:14
I would argue this is their "most 60s" album, with a heavy Bob Dylan influence along with the East Indian and psychedelic sounds of love and folk. The first half of the album far better than the second half, though no one can deny just how timeless and masterful "In My Life" is. The fact that this started the run of masterworks (outside of Yellow Submarine LP) gives it an extra boost.
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85/100
From 11/11/2019 18:35
8.6/10

The beginning of The Beatles amazing and extensive catalogue. Some songs sound dated now but it's overshadowed as a whole.
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From 09/30/2019 14:14
Rubber Soul (1965) by The Beatles - 7.78571429/10 - Listened to on 9/25/2019
A1 - Drive My Car - 8/10
A2 - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - 7/10
A3 - You Won't See Me - 8/10
A4 - Nowhere Man - 9/10
A5 - Think for Yourself - 7/10
A6 - The Word - 7/10
A7 - Michelle - 9/10
B1 - What Goes On - 7/10
B2 - Girl - 7/10
B3 - I'm Looking Through You - 6/10
B4 - In My Life - 10/10
B5 - Wait - 9/10
B6 - If I Needed Someone - 7/10
B7 - Run for Your Life - 8/10
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Best Albums of 1965
1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
3. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
4. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
5. Help! by The Beatles
6. Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding
7. My Generation by The Who
8. Pastel Blues by Nina Simone
9. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
10. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
11. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
12. Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler Trio
13. Here Are The Sonics!!! by The Sonics
14. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
15. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
16. Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
17. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
18. Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
19. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
20. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
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