Maxwell's Silver Hammer (track) by The Beatles

Maxwell's Silver Hammer by The Beatles
Year: 1969
From the album Abbey Road (track #3)
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 917 votes)
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 917 votes)
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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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100/100
From 03/21/2021 23:59
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!!!
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75/100
From 06/16/2020 20:24
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.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 08/06/2019 12:26
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.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 07/22/2019 10:46
Not the greatest song ever, but works with the album. It's little songs like this that make The Beatles what they are.
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From 09/12/2018 00:25
It's a goofy little track that gets an ok rating just because it's goofy.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/23/2018 16:43
Lovely morbid little ditty
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Rating:  
85/100
From 02/01/2018 17:57
Fun song. A good one.
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Rating:  
35/100
From 12/18/2017 23:10
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.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 09/10/2017 21:53
The only unnecessary song on an otherwise perfect album
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65/100
From 06/09/2017 02:07
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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