Rubber Soul (studio album) by The Beatles

Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 28th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 3,146 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 66 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 75,574.

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Rubber Soul track list

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 3,146 votes)
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04/24/2022 18:17 Rockdrigo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,45566/100

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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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90/100
From 04/25/2022 16:57
After revisiting this album my opinion did not change too much, but I like Michelle and the most annoying song for me is What Goes On and sniffing in Girl. Still this album has great atmosphere and a lot of great Beatles tracks.
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From 04/12/2022 08:31
The sliding doors moment. Feeling incredibly familiar but feels like a gigantic step forward from the Beatlemania era of albums that preceded it. It is here where we get the foundations for the guitar music we know and love today. Era defining masterpiece.
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From 03/11/2022 23:29
This is the most musically sophisticated Beatles album. Incredibly surprising after “Help!”. I think this is the most underrated Beatles album by far and should be ranked higher on this site. I think it’s much much better than Abbey Road and The White Album
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90/100
From 01/17/2022 19:42
This is the landmark in The Beatles catalogue. There are some incredibly great tracks Nowhere Man, Norwegian Wood, In My Life, but there are also ones I don't like: Girl, Michelle.
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95/100
From 12/26/2021 16:35
Este disco supone una nueva dimensión de la música rock y contiene, en mi opinión, el momento más inspirado de John Lennon con los Beatles.
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From 12/14/2021 22:39
Most consistent, raw, best harmonies, best everything. Cannot believe this is 56 years old. Not one weak track on here in my opinion. My favorite Beatles record as well as my favorite record.
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From 11/07/2021 09:58
The real deal for the beatles, help and a hard days night are very good, but this is just excellent, Lenoon have the best songs in here, Paul is excellent, george helps and deliver songs and ringo drums are precise

From rubber soul to abbey road, thats the best album run for any artist
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85/100
From 11/02/2021 21:02
This was the "real" beginning for the Beatles. You can begin to see the freedom that Lennon and McCartney have in their songwriting, and the musicality of the band is starting to open up. Definitely not an album to be slept on.
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80/100
From 09/26/2021 02:27
I see a lot more distance between Rubber Soul and Revolver than I do between Rubber Soul and Help! This album feels more like the end of their second period than the beginning of a new stage. I realize that is not how most people hear it.
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From 08/26/2021 09:27
Disco de transición hacia la experimentación que ya realizan en Revolver. En él se mezclan la música que venían haciendo con las influencias de otros artistas como puede ser Dylan. Un disco, que al igual que el resto de su discografía es perfecto. Un 100/100

Mejores canciones: In my Life, Nowhere man,
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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
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13. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
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15. Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
16. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
17. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
18. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds
19. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
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