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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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 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this track is 14.6.
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A marmite song and I'm in the love it camp, catchy and fun imo rather than silly and annoying as the haters say
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
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