Sgt Pepper Not Voted Best Album Shock!

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  1. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

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    If they had put RFYL on the shelf and included "12-Bar Original" instead, then Rubber Soul could have been at the Revolver level of excellence. Seriously.
     
  2. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

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    Cmon- it's in the top 50 of all time greatest...how can you not know??
     
  3. qm1ceveb

    qm1ceveb Forum fanatic

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    Even much better if they would have been able to work more on That means a lot and include a well produced version of this fine song.
     
  4. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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    C'mon, it's obviously a joke...how can you not know??
     
  5. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

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    12 bar, no. But how about
    i know;)
     
  6. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident

    Any best album list without any Radiohead is not one to take seriously.
     
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  7. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Any best album list with any Radiohead is not one to take seriously.
     
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  8. Ram4

    Ram4 Forum Resident

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    So as hated as Maxwell's Silver Hammer is (and was by John and George), Abbey Road is #2 on this list.

    So what if you deleted Maxwell and substituted Old Brown Shoe to give George one more track? I think almost everyone would think Abbey Road just improved. I still don't hate Maxwell (I have to admire a song about a serial killer) in spite of it's reputation. So you heard it here first - take out Maxwell, put Old Brown Shoe after Oh! Darling and you're all set.
     
  9. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    Do you have the same reaction to "Hey Joe", or Neil's "Down By the River", or the racism or sexism of Bowie's "China Girl"?
    The "Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl than to be with another man" line is lifted directly from the Elvis song "Baby Let's Play House":

    "Well, listen to me baby
    Try to understand
    Well, I'd rather see you dead little girl
    Than to be with another man"

    So it was more a homage to that song than anything else, but go ahead and continue to stand in righteous indignation, but I suspect your "convictions" are rather selective.
     
  10. angelo73

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    I personally don't even rate Pepper as high as it got in this poll. A great album, but vastly overrated in general (imo).
    No surprise Revolver made number one, I have to agree it is the better album compared to Pepper.
     
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  11. Another bump for the Dictators "Blood Brothers"

    While we're on the subject, why not The Smithereens "11" as well !
     
  12. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

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    It's not so surprising, the results of this poll. After all, as we've seen definitively stated on this forum ad nauseum in recent years, Pepper is nothing but a bloated, overrated, fraudulent pile of steaming crap that's in reality one of the worst albums of all time. It was only acclaimed in its time because everyone was on drugs, maaaaaaaaaaaaaan.

    (Do I think it's the greatest album of all time? No. But do I think it's deserving of *most* of the plaudits lobbed at it over the last 50 years? Absolutely).
     
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  13. angelo73

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    fantailfan said:
    "It is a first-person statement: 'Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl than to be with another man' is the first line.."

    Yes but you're making an assumption that I don't think you can make - and that is that John wrote the song from a first-person perspective. Art and literature is full of third-person narratives that are delivered lyrically from the first person reference. I do not think Elton John is an astronaut ( Rocket Man), nor do I think Johnny Cash was a cold-blooded murderer ( Folsom Prison Blues).

    Am I to take it that you don't ever watch any Hollywood movies?
     
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  14. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Well put my Dear Watson!:D
     
  15. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    This is precisely...PRECISELY...how I feel about "Abbey Road"!

    :hide:
     
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  16. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    SPLHCB may not have been the #1 album of all time but over 50 years later and Pepper is still relevant as ever.
     
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  17. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

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    No Surrealistic Pillow makes this list a miss for me.
     
  18. angelo73

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    And hopefully it always will remain so, along with all of the Beatles work.
     
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  19. sunking101

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    Four votes for Disintegration by The Cure, one of their worst albums! For some reason that LP caught a wave of depressed teenagers and took off but the writing was on the wall for Robert Smith. The preceding (and brilliant) Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me double LP had drained his songwriting abilities to such an extent that a good 50% of Disintegration is a bore fest. It's such a dull album but to some it's their 'best' and I will never understand why. Name me an older Cure fan who was into the band way before Disintegration who rates that album at all??

    Rant over.:D
     
  20. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Amen
     
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  21. Minty_fresh

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    London Calling only getting 9 votes gives me zero hope for humanity.
     
  22. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    :wave:Easily one of their best albums, I was 35 when it was released and had been a fan since the first album.
     
  23. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Love Pillow. 51st anniversary coming up 2/1/1967--2/1/2018.:cop:
     
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  24. sunking101

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    I don't know of any older Cure Fans who rate it. We all think it's a bore fest save for two or three songs. For me it's one of Bob's worst.:confused:
     
  25. Sgt Pepper is a better album collectively, than the sum of its parts.

    Nowhere near enough Harrison, for one, but that alone isn't my only issue with it.
     
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