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Rubber Soul (album) by The Beatles 

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Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul by The Beatles (1965)
Overall rank: 22nd   Overall chart history
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88/100 (from 2,385 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1965 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1960s (8th)
Top 50 albums of all time (22nd)

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The Beatles bestography

Rubber Soul is ranked 5th best out of 61 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 140,505.

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Members who like this album also like: Revolver by The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 14:21
Difficile pensare ad un disco più cruciale di questo. Dal punto di vista musicale, innanzitutto, perché fotografa i Beatles esattamente a metà strada tra la spontaneità degli esordi e la grandeur artistica degli anni successivi; dal punto di vista storico, perché pochi altri dischi hanno saputo fungere da colonna sonora così azzeccata di un'epoca,la metà degli anni sessanta, a sua volta irripetibile; dal punto di vista commerciale, perché la storia la fai anche con i numeri e "Rubber soul" contiene alcune delle canzoni più famose ( oltre che più belle ) dei Beatles.
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From mdbaxter 02/02/2018 21:39
To me, the first Beatles masterpiece. A line in the sand. It even sounds different than everything before. Sometimes overlooked in its importance. The point where they started making albums instead of just groups of songs.
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From BlondGuy 02/02/2018 06:03
Taken as a whole, 'Rubber Soul' has the most emotional depth of all the Beatles' albums. While there is no single theme to the record, many of the songs center on the band members trying to adjust to, or deal with, independent, strong women with their own character and identity. "Drive My Car", "Norwegian Wood", "You Won't See Me", "Girl" and "I'm Looking Through You" all fall into this category. This is probably John Lennon's strongest album as a Beatle, and he dominates the proceedings. His wonderfully nostalgic "In My Life" and admission of emotional frailty and need of guidance in "Nowhere Man" are notable highlights. The album has softer, folk-rock arrangements to it than the band's other work, which effectively plays up the lyrical content. It's not as innovative or wide-ranging stylistically as the following 'Revolver' and 'Sgt. Pepper' albums would be, or as all- encompassing a work as the 'White Album', but it has a richness to it that only the 'White Album' can match as an overall listening experience of the band's individual albums. A very great piece of work.
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From planetneutral 01/10/2018 02:06
There's no way for me to objectively assess an album like this. I know these songs too well.
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From PaperVinnie 01/07/2018 19:39
This one gets overlooked compared to the ones that followed it too often.
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From tmbarnes8 12/23/2017 22:01
Lol I actually really like What Goes On, although I can see why people wouldn't. Personally I love the jittery guitar and backing vocals in the verses.
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From BLO 11/23/2017 04:42
The first "mature" Beatles album, and one of their finest. Some great rockers and folky tunes on here, some songs do fall a little flat compared to others though.
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From Egophobia 11/07/2017 15:40
Great album with some true masterpieces :)
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From garycottier 10/25/2017 10:04
Pepsiman. 1. Rubber soul is not consistent, it has, What goes on, and, Run for your life, on it, although the rest is great those two songs slightly tarnish the album for me. 2. Why is Rubber soul underrated? It is second in the best albums of 1965(above, quite rightly behind Dylan's, Highway 61). Clawready. Rubber soul could not have been a double album with Revolver. They are two completely different albums. Rubber soul is the final destination of the early Beatles , beat music taken to it's natural conclusion, albeit a much more mature version of their early stuff with a slight hint of what's to come. But Revolver is a completely different beast. It sounds absolutely nothing like the Beatles did before, or anyone else for that matter. It is the ultimate artistic leap forward. There is absolutely no way that Rubber soul/Revolver could have been released as a double album, The Beatles simply could not have made Revolver in late 1965, they had to get Rubber soul out of their system first.
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From PepsiMan 10/25/2017 02:27
This album is so consistent from start to finish. and the best thing about it is, you don't have to be in a certain mood to listen to it like some of their other albums. You can play it when you're happy/sad/depressed/angry... etc, and it will always sounds great, it just flows amazingly.

Easily the most underrated Beatles album.
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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. The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
9. Pastel Blues by Nina Simone
10. Spiritual Unity by Albert Ayler
11. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds
12. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio
13. Here Are The Sonics!!! by The Sonics
14. Out Of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
15. Live At The Regal by B.B. King
16. Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
17. Jackson C. Frank by Jackson C. Frank
18. Bert Jansch by Bert Jansch
19. I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
20. Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds



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