Beatles For Sale (studio album) by The Beatles

Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 754th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 1,131 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 (754th)

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Beatles For Sale is ranked 11th 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 75,654.

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This album is rated in the top 13% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.0/100, a mean average of 74.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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15/100
From 5 days ago
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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70/100
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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85/100
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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75/100
From 08/08/2021 18:33
Starting with No Reply there's some great Beatles songs. The second half tails off considerably.
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From 07/29/2021 17:49
I really can’t believe how much people hate Mr.Moonlight. It’s a weird and interesting song. Not as bad as people make it out to be. What You’re Doing, I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, and Baby’s in Black are amongst the most underrated Beatles songs in my opinion. This is a pretty lame album, but it’s The Beatles, it’s not unbearable (we’ll maybe Honey Don’t, sorry Ringo). This is definitely a lot worse than With the Beatles, I don’t know why it’s ranked higher on this website, probably because it’s “more sophisticated because it’s a year later and the lyrics are maturing”. The effort and quality of this record do not compare to With the Beatles
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80/100
From 04/05/2021 04:28
77.9

Este es oficialmente el album de The Beatles que tengo con menor calificación. Y qué puedo decir, lo estimo de igual manera. Mis tres favoritas son I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, No Reply y Eight Days A Week. Me lo regalaron en la Navidad de 2015 y desde entonces lo he escuchado incontables veces.
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70/100
From 03/22/2021 04:09
Really good through Eight Days a Week....and then it's a total nosedive into mediocre pop rock
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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. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
13. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
14. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
15. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
16. The Animals by The Animals
17. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
20. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
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