Beatles For Sale (studio album) by The Beatles

Beatles For Sale
Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 762nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 1,059 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1964 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (81st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (762nd)

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Beatles For Sale is ranked 11th 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 82,893.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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75/100 (from 1,059 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 74.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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75/100
From 01/12/2021 15:33
There are some great songs, but they are watered down by filler and cover songs. A step down from A Hard Day's Night
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80/100
From 01/09/2021 02:59
Another great early Beatles record, my only issue is the covers on this are weaker than previous Beatles albums.
Best song(s): No Reply; I'll Follow the Sun; Eight Days a Week; What You're Doing
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70/100
From 10/03/2020 23:49
69/100

Best tracks: Rock N Roll Music, Eight Days a Week, What You're Doing
Worst tracks: Honey Don't, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
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85/100
From 06/12/2020 17:34
Good album i like What are you doing, eight Days a week an im a loser. For me one of their best work.
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85/100
From 06/06/2020 09:07
Fantastic album. Have always enjoyed it more than A Hard Day's Night and Help!, despite most people saying this is the red-headed step-child of the early albums.

I Don't Want To Spoil the Party is the hidden gem of the album and my favourite.
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75/100
From 02/22/2020 06:04
its good
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60/100
From 10/08/2019 23:55
I have mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, there are some truly great tracks here like No Reply and Eight Days A Week. On the other hand, there's a whole lot of filler and bland covers. It's probably the worst of the early Beatles albums and it feels like a big step back from A Hard Day's Night. I still think it's an important chapter in the history of the Beatles but I definitely don't come back to this one very often.
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70/100
From 07/29/2019 02:48
Beatles for Sale (2009 Remaster) (1964) by The Beatles - 6.85714285714/10 - Listened to on 7/4/2019
A1 - No Reply - 7/10
A2 - I'm a Loser - 8/10
A3 - Baby's in Black - 9/10
A4 - Rock and Roll Music - 8/10
A5 - I'll Follow the Sun - 9/10
A6 - Mr. Moonlight - 7/10
A7 - Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! - 7/10
B1 - Eight Days a Week - 8/10
B2 - Words of Love - 6/10
B3 - Honey Don't - 6/10
B4 - Every Little Thing - 5/10
B5 - I Don't Want to Spoil the Party - 5/10
B6 - What You're Doing - 5/10
B7 - Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - 6/10
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100/100
From 06/17/2019 01:11
It's the Beatles so it's at least a good album. Least of the Beatles albums so far, however.
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From 05/24/2019 04:17
Often a lower ranked album on Beatles lists, but mostly for the lackluster covers on the album like "Words of Love". At least to Beatles standards, a slight disappointment, but a decent Beatles album is often a masterpiece compared to other works of the time.
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Kinks by The Kinks
9. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
10. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis And The Nashville Teens
13. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
14. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
15. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
16. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
17. The Animals by The Animals
18. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
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