Beatles:Least favourite album ?

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  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Least favourite Beatles album?

    Ignoring soundtracks.. YS.

    Not keen on Let It Be ( maybe if Ballad Of John and Yoko was on it).
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
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  2. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    Oh God here comes another Let it Be hate thread
  3. rainingdogs

    rainingdogs Death Of A Clown

    Pepper, it's stale, overplayed and boring to me now...................
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  4. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

    Tricky one... I guess I’d have to say, ‘The Worst Of The Beatles’.
  5. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Arizona desert
    Let It Be :)
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  6. James I

    James I Forum Resident

    Mallorca, España
    All of them
  7. Philip Gruber

    Philip Gruber Forum Resident

    North England
    Let It Be
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  8. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    This is not a judgment call on the album in any way..but the only way I can answer the question is to consider which album I go to the least...and for whichever reason or combination thereof, that album is A Hard Days Night. That includes compilations.
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  9. Clarkophile

    Clarkophile Through the Morning, Through the Night

    St. Thomas, ON
  10. Exitmusic

    Exitmusic Forum Resident

    Leicester U.K
    With The Beatles
  11. JFS3

    JFS3 Senior Member

    Has anyone said Let It Be yet?
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Well it’s also a Movie.
  13. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

    Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962
  14. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

    Not interested in this thread. Think I'll Let it Be.
  15. Yes it’s a disease of sorts. Like having a big bunch of friends over to discuss the Beatles and they break up and go into separate rooms to discuss ..... the Beatles.
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  16. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

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  17. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    I don't like any of their LPs entirely until Rubber Soul, however Beatles for Sale has literally no songs I would casually listen to.

    Okay, it has one, but it's probably the weakest single from their early period regardless

    Finally this is about the worst possible time to make a thread like this.
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  18. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Beatles For Sale has no singles. But I know the song you're referring to. I'm just being difficult.
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no such animal for me. ; )
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  21. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Rock and Roll Music
  22. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Toss up between A Hard Day's Night and Sergeant Pepper.

    I'm not a massive fan but I can cope with most of their records when my Dearly Beloved chooses to play them. There are even a few songs that I've come to enjoy over the years but when she spins either of the above, I leave the room. :)
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  23. johnny moondog 909

    johnny moondog 909 Beatles-Lennon & Classic rock fan

    Impossible question, shouldn't be but for a deep lifelong fan aargh impossible.

    For one thing they are all great, speaking of the 12 official studio albums. I suppose by default it is clearly Yellow Submarine, BECAUSE There are ONLY 4 NEW SONGS...

    BUT, If we take the remaining non lp tracks that didn't get used for YS, non lp singles & stuff in the can from 67 & early 68...adding say Across The Universe, Lady Madonna, Inner Light, Christmas Time Is Here Again, & either Hey Jude///Revolution or even Paperback Writer///Rain.....other possibilities exist also---depending on release date...Not Guilty...Junk....or quite easily an alternate version of Yellow Submarine.,,and or adding Jessie's Dream & Shirley's Accordian....quite easily 1 or 2 'lesser white album could've been pinched & NOBODY would have ever noticed, say Cry Baby Cry & I Will or whichever. You could have pinched those 2 & stuck Not Guilty in its place or Hey Jude or whatever.

    Personally I do this for my Yellow Sub album, expand it to a dozen non lp 67-68 tracks.., but even then a pretty good case can be made that Yellow Sub is the weakest studio lp..of the 12.,,but its a lot more competitive with 12 or 13 new tracks than 4 !! Some people could legitimately argue Baby You're A Rich Man should be added too. Because originally 5 new tracks were agreed & Baby Rich man was the one chosen, but pulled for a bside at the last minute instead. Or & a Wonderwall track could have fit in easily adding 2 or 3 minutes & giving Harrison another track...George Martin could have still been given 1 orchestral track also, particularly the orchestrated title cut.,,

    If you don't buy any of that, my next fallback position would be, the weakest is the Please Please Me album, because 75% of it was recorded in about one 12 hour session. Many love PPM for that very reason. I disagree Beatles were great songwriters singers & cutting edge pioneers, 12 hours obviously isin't enough time for creatures of the studio. Imo.

    Now if you get more esoteric & include the 3 Beatles anthology albums the BBC album, some version of the Decca audition album, the past masters 1 & 2... then it's a whole new ballgame...probably hands down the Decca Audition is the weakest, but Ringo isin't even there yet, so it would depend...
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  24. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    That's a hard one for me. It's a tie between Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour. If "And Your Bird Can Sing" wasn't on Revolver, it would be tied too. And if "Hey Bulldog" wasn't on Yellow Submarine, it would also be tied for last.

    It's funny people were afraid it would turn into a Let It Be hate thread. That's the only post-Help! Beatles album I like all the way through.
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  25. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    I guess it has to be ‘Beatles For Sale’, if only because after a terrific album of entirely self-penned songs they went back to a record of mostly weaker compositions and cover versions. That said, I love it anyway.
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