Rubber Soul (studio album) by The Beatles

Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 28th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 3,042 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1965 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (28th)

The Beatles bestography

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 81,355.

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Rubber Soul track list

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 3,042 votes)
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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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From 05/02/2021 17:52
My first love
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From 05/02/2021 17:51
My first love. Always good to start friday-afternoon...
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From 04/19/2021 18:16
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.
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From 02/22/2021 18:39
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.
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85/100
From 02/02/2021 02:36
Probably their most consistent record ever.
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From 01/30/2021 14:35
supreme magnificent
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From 01/21/2021 12:34
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)
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From 01/18/2021 16:51
The bridge between carefree and sophisticated, ideally combines the best of both worlds.
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95/100
From 01/12/2021 13:20
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.
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From 01/12/2021 04:55
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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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. Here Are The Sonics!!! by The Sonics
13. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
14. Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler Trio
15. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
16. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
17. Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
18. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
19. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
20. Hoodoo Man Blues by Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band
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