'Rubber Soul ' never seems to top people's lists of favourite Beatles albums. Those positions always seem reserved for the usual suspects . You know-- ' Revolver ', the White Album , ' Sgt Pepper's....' and the overrated ' Abbey Road'. Are those albums really better than ' Rubber Soul'? How so? I can appreciate that ' Revolver ' and ' Sgt Pepper's ..' are more advanced with studio trickery and that the White Album is a sprawling treasure trove and 'Abbey Road ' is a slick piece of work but are they better albums really? Are the songs superior? Are the performances ? 'Rubber Soul' features Lennon at a songwriting peak. McCartney's efforts may not be at that level but they're strong nevertheless. Harrison pitches in two good ones one of which ( ' If I Needed Someone ') is a highlight. The vocals on each track are excellent featuring great harmony , unison and backing. So...what's the score here? It's time for ' Rubber Soul ' to claim its rightful spot as best Beatles album !