Beatles For Sale (studio album) by The Beatles

Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 744th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 1,215 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 (744th)

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Beatles For Sale is ranked 11th best out of 68 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 64,578.

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75/100 (from 1,215 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 11% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.9/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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85/100
From 04/16/2023 21:03
The first album by The Beatles that is not great but is merely very good. Like with many (maybe most?) Beatles albums, it can't quite surpass the heights of its first song--although, "Eight Days a Week" is its equal. It's still got lots to like, though.
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From 03/17/2023 17:59
At the end of a long US tour the Beatles went straight into the studio to record this their 4th album. With insufficient material of their own they relied heavily on doing quite a few covers and some not very well. The album is therefore a bit hit and miss. It starts strongly but apart from the first four tracks and Eight Days a Week the rest of the album is fairly average - Honey Don't is poor by Beatles standards. Probably my least favourite Beatles album.
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65/100
From 10/16/2022 10:46
This album grew on me quite a lot from my first review, it is still not great and definitely their weakest, but there are more good songs here than only Eight Days A Week
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70/100
From 08/06/2022 18:00
Best Songs: Eight Days A Week, No Reply, I'll Follow The Sun.
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45/100
From 05/15/2022 19:29
The worst. Eight days a week is great, No Reply and I'm a Loser are decent, otherwise it's just bad. A big step back from A hard days night, and it contains the worst "normal" Beatles track in "Mr. Moonlight" (Not considering Rev9 and WHP)
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From 04/23/2022 19:07
I love The Beatles, but I hate this album, the only one good song here is Eight Days A Week, apart from this one this is soulless pop that is not entertaining for me at all.
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80/100
From 04/08/2022 15:39
Too Many covers, and frontloaded
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From 01/08/2022 14:00
I only got this album in the last couple of years although I have known all the main Beatle singles and songs for decades. It is a good album but not yet at the standard of the timeless quality of album that they will deliver in the next few years
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From 01/06/2022 10:40
Tras una obra maestra como A Hard Day's Night, este disco representa un paso atrás, quizás el único, en la trayectoria de los Beatles (así lo reconoció el propio George Martin). Y, sin embargo, es un álbum extraordinario.
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95/100
From 08/26/2021 01:55
This is not the best beatles album but it is one of my favorites. Close your eyes and pretend you are hearing a demo by an alt-country band playing songs you've never heard. You'll love it.
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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
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