Which music period was the Beatles’ best?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bherbert, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Africa
    Which period of albums was the best when it comes to the Beatles’ music?
  2. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Africa
    1963-1964 for me. The rocking early years.
  3. Reever

    Reever Forum Resident

    1968-70. They got way more interesting.
  4. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Fish or a mountain to scale

    East Bay, Ca
  5. Hammerpeg

    Hammerpeg Forum Resident

    Manitoba, Canada
    ‘Abbey Road’ is my favourite album, but I went with ‘65-‘66. I think that’s when they made their biggest artistic leaps forward. From ‘Help!’ to ‘Revolver’ in a year!
  6. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident Thread Starter

    South Africa
    I feel like the early albums hold up the best because they are not over produced. The songs are simple and rocking. The songs could also be played live.
  7. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    Well I loved it all...
    Growing up with it, I see it as one long journey, not broken up in sections.
    I chose 1965/66 because I think it’s the bridge they crossed from the early material to the later material.
  8. mradmack

    mradmack Roxanne + Geoff.

    Glasgow, Scotland
  9. bhazen

    bhazen Magical Mystery Tourist

    Newcastle, WA
    I choose the penultimate era, because I consider Revolver a part of it. 'Psychedelic' Beatles.

    In truth, of course, they were always in 'transition', restlessly moving forward. My own actual favourite era is 1962-1970.
  10. Dellarigg

    Dellarigg Forum Resident

    65 - 67 for me. The golden period of Help!* through to Magical Mystery Tour.

    * I was tempted to start it with Rubber Soul, but Help! contains You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, my favourite Beatles song.
  11. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    68-70 for me. Everything is great, but that’s my favourite period.

    65-66 would be my second favourite.
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  12. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    After Bob gave them weed
  13. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    65-66. But they’re all awesome.
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  14. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

    None of it. The Beatles bring back bad memories of when I lost my Boys Brigade Sunday School attendance card. Hard times.
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  15. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    Nice thread, OP! :righton:
    Voted '62-'64. Think that it's the most significant, historically for rock 'n roll, as they created garage rock. The whole British Invasion ushered it in, w/The Beatles @ the forefront...w/neighborhoods across the U.S. "garage's" filling w/youths picking up guitars & drumsticks. Uncomplicated, straight-forward chords, melodies & harmonies set to great songwriting. (Though this sound would include '65 releases, too.) Which is also the backbone of power-pop, currently & throughout decades. They were early "influencers"! :)

    "Garage rock (sometimes called '60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced a series of subsequent revivals. In the US and Canada, surf rock—and later the Beatles and other beat groups of the British Invasion—motivated thousands of young people to form bands between 1963 and 1968. Hundreds of acts produced regional hits, and some had national hits, usually played on AM radio stations."
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  16. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    psychedelic '67
  17. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
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  18. Hey , what was wrong with 1963?
  19. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    You left out the Pete Best period
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  20. Always been curious if Bob laid an ounce on them before he left that night.
  21. Rock66

    Rock66 Forum Resident

    65-66, but I'd extend it to 67.
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  22. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    I have to go with the early stuff, it might be nostalgia my teenage years.
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  23. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    Psychedelic Beatles is best Beatles.
  24. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    It’s all great but I go back to the last few records the most
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  25. vudicus

    vudicus Analog Dog

    Everything apart from the "Let It Be" album is perfect in my opinion.
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