Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bherbert, Oct 19, 2019.
Which period of albums was the best when it comes to the Beatles’ music?
1963-1964 for me. The rocking early years.
1968-70. They got way more interesting.
‘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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
68-70 for me. Everything is great, but that’s my favourite period.
65-66 would be my second favourite.
After Bob gave them weed
65-66. But they’re all awesome.
None of it. The Beatles bring back bad memories of when I lost my Boys Brigade Sunday School attendance card. Hard times.
Nice thread, OP!
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."
Hey , what was wrong with 1963?
You left out the Pete Best period
Always been curious if Bob laid an ounce on them before he left that night.
65-66, but I'd extend it to 67.
I have to go with the early stuff, it might be nostalgia my teenage years.
Psychedelic Beatles is best Beatles.
It’s all great but I go back to the last few records the most
Everything apart from the "Let It Be" album is perfect in my opinion.
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