Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (studio album) by The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 6th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 4,468 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1967 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of all time (6th)

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is ranked 3rd 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 66,293.

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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 90.5/100, a mean average of 89.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 90.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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95/100
From 5 days ago
Very much the Best Ever Wings album this, with 3 contributions from Lennon and 1 from Harrison. Strawberry Fields Forever was supposed to be in here somewhere but something went wrong. I suppose it would be a real treat with it, this one ;)
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From 01/12/2024 10:59
Album Rating: 74.00
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26.05.1967

The Beatles (UK): Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It was revolutionary and I preferred this album, as a child. But then you compare it to the likes of Velvet Underground & Nico, which was released earlier in the same year, and Sgt Pepper seems a bit childish and dated compared to that. '

Nowhere near as good as Abbey Road, Revolver or even The White Album

A Day In The Life' is still as wonderful as ever.

1.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 65
2.With A Little Help From My Friends 74
3.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 73
4.Getting Better 77
5.Fixing A Hole 70
6.She's Leaving Home 81
7.Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! 77
8.Within You Without You 70
9.When I'm Sixty-Four 58
10.Lovely Rita 76
11.Good Morning Good Morning 67
12.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) n/a (66) n/a
13.A Day In The Life 100

In order:
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - A Day In The Life 100
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - She's Leaving Home 81
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Getting Better 77
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! 77
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Lovely Rita 76
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - With A Little Help From My Friends 74
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 73
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Fixing A Hole 70
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Within You Without You 70
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Good Morning Good Morning 67
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) n/a (66) n/a
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 65
The Beatles (SPLHCB) - When I'm Sixty-Four 58
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Rating:  
100/100
From 11/19/2023 12:39
A milestone in the history of music
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Rating:  
100/100
From 10/28/2023 19:19
Not my favorite Beatles record. I love Abbey Road, Revolver, and the White Album more. However, that does not take away from the level of influence, creativity, or quality of this album. This was the album that I first heard from the Beatles. I fell in love with them and this album. Just listened to the 50th remastered version and sonically it’s fantastic. Day in the Life could be the best track the Beatles ever recorded…phenomenal. The saddest part of this album is their stupid record company forcing them to release a single (Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever) ahead of this release. If these were included on this album it would have only increased the level of brilliance. Sadly those songs were added to US version of Magical Mystery Tour
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Rating:  
100/100
From 05/30/2023 08:25
The ultimate Beatles concept album, despite them never intending for it to be a concept album.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/21/2023 15:37
This is probably the most influential and important album in the history of music and the quality on here solidifies it as one of the greatest ever made. The experimentation that is present on here is stunning. They seem free and able to do whatever they want which results in one exciting song leading into the next and a thoroughly enjoyable album no matter how many times you listen to it. Another major strength is the instrumental diversity which seems to be an endless list when you first look at it. The performances on these instruments are fantastic as well which results in a rich and detailed listen that is one of the most engaging you will come across. It also means we have loads to explore on here which is probably why it is still being dissected by new listeners to this very day. Then we have the songs themselves with the likes of With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, She's Leaving Home and the title track being absolute classics. All of them are catchy and infectious whilst also being full of a lot of musical and instrumental quality. The true masterpiece on here for me however is A Day In The Life. This song has enraptured me ever since I first heard it and it still stuns me with how phenomenal it is to this day. Overall, the influence this record had is huge and it is easy to see why when you look at how amazing the music is making this a must listen record.
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Rating:  
60/100
From 05/14/2023 00:37
After writing off the Beatles as overrated, I recently revisited a lot of their work. I have immense new respect for something like Abbey Road. On the second half of that album I feel like they fleshed out ideas and sounds they started exploring here, although this record is definitely a lot more psychedelic. So whether you enjoy it or not sort of depends on that.

I personally don't, I find it kind of a headache for the most part with some good songs. That said, I respect this album for its contributions to psychedelic and progressive rock.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 04/17/2023 16:37
Haven't listened to this in about a decade. Was maybe my favorite of The Beatles' albums when I was a kid, and yeah. This thing just holds up. Even the fat on this thing is too compelling not to admire.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 12/04/2022 20:34
Nothing to add
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From 10/06/2022 00:23
The greatest album of ALL TIME
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
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