Maxwell's Silver Hammer (track) by The Beatles
Maxwell's Silver Hammer appears on the following album(s) by The Beatles:
- Abbey Road (track #3) (this album) (1969)
- The Beatles Box Set (track #178) (compilation) (1988)
- Anthology 3 (track #42) (compilation) (1996)
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|Rating||Date updated||Member||Track ratings||Avg. track rating|
|3 days ago||Jamie||2,145||73/100|
|4 days ago||FlapJackJoey||950||84/100|
|4 days ago||Maxbotnick||50||99/100|
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This track is rated in the top 5% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this track is 14.7.
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Is this song really so bad ?. Worse than the lazy cant be arsed to do proper lyrics Sun King. I dont think so. By the way I like BOTH songs. For all their faults, they fit into the album well. The sum of its parts etc etc n all that!!!
Maxwell's Silver Hammer is a fun song with some pretty catchy hooks. I do have one pretty major problem with it though, what is with the bass tone? It sounds like Paul McCartney is playing a toy bass through a toy amp recorded with a toy microphone. It sounds so dinky and stupid. The rest of the album has McCartney's usual nice big powerful tone, but I can't stand the bass on this song.
Might have fitted better on the white album than Abbey Road.
Wouldn't have made the cut on that if they had slimmed it to a single album though.
Not the greatest song ever, but works with the album. It's little songs like this that make The Beatles what they are.
It's a goofy little track that gets an ok rating just because it's goofy.
Lovely morbid little ditty
Fun song. A good one.
I just don’t like this track at all and always skip past it. Why oh why did they include it ? The general band consensus was it wasn’t good yet they still went with it. Amazing to think a song as crappie as this is included yet the album remains a slam dunk masterpiece.
The only unnecessary song on an otherwise perfect album
A little juvenile sounding. The prechorus is really the best part of this and I think the synths probably sounded pretty sweet back in the day. For me this is too yellow-submariney to be a song on what this site considers to be among the greatest albums of all time.
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