Rubber Soul (studio album) by The Beatles
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Rubber Soul is ranked 5th best out of 67 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 70,061.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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|21 hours ago||Stevo796||318||78/100|
|28 hours ago||Schribes||310||81/100|
|3 days ago||TescoHomeCooking||428||70/100|
|4 days ago||redanbarros||212||87/100|
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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 87.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.
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This is a hugely important record in the history of The Beatles as this is the first time they started to truly experiment with their sound. This results in some brilliant tracks full of depth such as on Norwegian Wood. We can clearly see the direction the group will be going on future releases and we get to experience all the ideas which are only small on here fully blossom on their later albums. The group still have the catchy, infectious songs they had on previous records present on here also which makes the record a lot of fun just to listen to and get lost in the music. The chemistry they have together is electric on here as well and they just sound like they are having fun which conveys this happiness across to us. Overall, this is a major turning point in the history of The Beatles making it a must listen and it is guaranteed to give you a great experience.
The Beatles album I've listened to the most. Just so unbelievably good from beginning to end, and it's even better after Beatles for Sale and Help! are these albums where the band is figuring out new songwriting and production ideas. Rubber Soul is the first time it all totally crystalizes into something truly genius.
Flipping classic! First studio album I ever bought/owned on CD haha.
Very solid, but lacking the highlights of other Beatles albums. My favourite is Drive My Car
A candidate for Most Consistent Album Ever. Not a weak song in the whole collection. And a huge step forward for The Beatles and rock music in general.
Best Songs: Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man, In My Life, Girl, I'm Looking Through You.
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.
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.
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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