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Pick your favorite.

Please Please Me or With The Beatles
1
1%
A Hard Day's Night or Beatles For Sale
4
3%
Help!
3
2%
Rubber Soul
13
8%
Revolver
53
34%
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7
5%
The Beatles
42
27%
Yellow Submarine or Magical Mystery Tour
3
2%
Abbey Road
28
18%
Let It Be
1
1%
 
Total votes : 155

Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby scntfc on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:12 pm

Inspired by the Sgt. Pepper over/underrated poll, I searched and didn't find a poll for this. Its difficult to make a comprehensive studio album list, but these are the UK official plus Magical Mystery Tour. Also we're limited to ten poll options, so I pulled a dick move and lumped some together. Write in candidates are welcome.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby DregsInTheCrowd on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:33 pm

Do you only get x number of poll options? I've never created a poll with that many options so I don't know. I voted White Album mostly for John's incredible songs (really, the only live-band-oriented songs on the record). I don't feel right voting for any of the combinations. I'll just say this:

- A Hard Day's Night is a far superior album to Beatles For Sale, but they are really nothing alike. Beatles For Sale has some STELLAR songs. John's opening trio of tunes was fantastic, obviously 8 Days A Week is great, and so is What You're Doing. Man, I really just love all the originals on that album. But A Hard Day's Night is just incredible.

- the American Meet The Beatles trumps both Please Please Me and With The Beatles. But even Meet The Beatles loses out to the hardest rocking Beatles album, the one with no true UK equivalent, the tight, catchy, incredible The Beatles' Second Album. That is, next to A Hard Day's Night, just about the best representation of early Beatles you can find. The way to hear it is in mono - the faux Stereo versions sound awful.

- There is simply no comparison between Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine. MMT is packed full of incredible psych-era Beatles. It was only slightly less substantial than Sgt. Pepper because it wasn't conceived as an album. Each track holds its own perfectly, which can't really be said of Yellow Submarine. But I'll always give props to It's All Too Much and Hey Bulldog.

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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby scntfc on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:41 pm

DregsInTheCrowd wrote:Do you only get x number of poll options?


yeah. sucks to give some short shrift.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby tommydski on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:33 pm

Revolver.

Best first and last song of any record out there. In between is none too shabby either!
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby fredrock on Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:00 pm

tommydski wrote:Revolver.

Best first and last song of any record out there. In between is none too shabby either!


+1 on Revolver, as stated in the other thread

She Said, She Said was a milestone song for me--written like a modern jazz or classical piece, it was still good solid rock
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby vockins on Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:04 pm

tommydski wrote:Revolver.

Best first and last song of any record out there.


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but revolver is the best Beatles record
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby BClark on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:35 pm

vockins wrote:
tommydski wrote:Revolver.

Best first and last song of any record out there.


master of reality

but revolver is the best Beatles record

ha. you just sabbath'ed a beatles thread, and for some reason i'm really amused.

there are some great paul songs on that album, especially "here there and everywhere" and "for no one." and "eleanor rigby" of course.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby Snowblinder on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:47 pm

I want to vote Abbey Road because as a whole I think it is my favorite from beginning to end, and I love how it sounds. But I'm going with Rubber Soul because 1. It was the album that really turned me on to the band, and 2. It has "In My Life," "Norwegian Wood," "Run For Your Life," "Girl," "If I Needed Someone," "Think For........

......fuck it, Rubber Soul wins.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby BClark on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:04 pm

Snowblinder wrote:I want to vote Abbey Road because as a whole I think it is my favorite from beginning to end, and I love how it sounds. But I'm going with Rubber Soul because 1. It was the album that really turned me on to the band, and 2. It has "In My Life," "Norwegian Wood," "Run For Your Life," "Girl," "If I Needed Someone," "Think For........

......fuck it, Rubber Soul wins.

"run for your life" is a funny song. especially coming from john lennon, the alleged woman-abuser.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby rocker654 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:21 pm

I really don't like Revolution #9--that's Lennon thinking he was Jesus. I did ruin a record player needle playing and recording it backwards when I was a kid, and found that "turn me on dead man" was clearly heard.

George Harrison wrote and recorded the most exquisite Beatles tune, "Something"

I like the pre-psychedelia of Revolver.

Aw shucks--count me in for the white album.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby enframed on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:24 pm

Revolver
Records for sale.

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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby scntfc on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:56 pm

rocker654 wrote:I like the pre-psychedelia of Revolver.


that's an accidentally brilliant aspect of the record: you can distinctly hear psychedelia kick in on the very last song.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby Minotaur029 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:09 pm

It's really just a battle between The Beatles [White Album] and Revolver. No other Beatle records ever seem to come close within the nerd community.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby Robert G on Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:15 pm

rocker654 wrote:I really don't like Revolution #9--that's Lennon thinking he was Jesus.


ahahaha what?
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:20 pm

Minotaur029 wrote:It's really just a battle between The Beatles [White Album] and Revolver. No other Beatle records ever seem to come close within the nerd community.


i think this is true.
but i'm getting more romantic as i age, and find myself adoring the early ballads much more than i ever thought i would..


fun fact for those who don't know.

Within Without You was the 1st track recorded for Revolver.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby iembalm on Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:10 pm

Abbey Road
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby Minotaur029 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:13 pm

r0ck1r0ck2 wrote:
Minotaur029 wrote:It's really just a battle between The Beatles [White Album] and Revolver. No other Beatle records ever seem to come close within the nerd community.


i think this is true.
but i'm getting more romantic as i age, and find myself adoring the early ballads much more than i ever thought i would.


A Hard Day's Night is an incredibly good record all the way through.


r0ck1r0ck2 wrote:fun fact for those who don't know.

Within Without You was the 1st track recorded for Revolver.


Did not know that. Thought I knew everything about The Rutles and stuff.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby rocker654 on Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:03 pm

Robert G wrote:
rocker654 wrote:I really don't like Revolution #9--that's Lennon thinking he was Jesus.


ahahaha what?


Pete Shotton: "Next morning, I contacted Apple to arrange an emergency board meeting. All four Beatles turned up, plus Neil Aspinall (Apple’s managing director) and Derek Taylor, their press officer.

“Right,” said John, sitting behind his desk. “I’ve something very important to tell you all. I am...Jesus Christ. I have come back again. This is my thing.”

The Beatles looked rather stunned, but said nothing. It was totally surreal. But nobody cross-examined him. No plans were made to announce the Messiah’s arrival. There was a bit of muttering, then silence, till somebody suggested the meeting was adjourned for lunch. “In the restaurant over lunch a man came up to John and said: “Really nice to meet you, how are you?”

“Actually,” said John, “I’m Jesus Christ.”

“Oh, really?” said the man. “Well, I liked your last record.”

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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby r0ck1r0ck2 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:14 am

a HA! the dangers of drunken ness.

meant to say.
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i do find it strange that they started that way then found their way to fucking eleanor rigby.
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Re: Thunderdome: Beatles Albums

Postby William Wilson on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:30 am

The fooking White Album.

But She Said, She Said is my favourite Beatles song.
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