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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by OdRevo, Nov 16, 2010.
What say you?
Popularity is inflated cuz they played on an island.
Love The Beatles so much. My ex got me into them when I was a senior in high school, and they are my favorite band now. All of their albums are very good, and they only have a handful of songs I honestly don't like.
The best band to walk the earth.
poll goes from GOAT to meh. I'd like to choose something in between.
i'm sorry, is cam newton supposed to be a bad option
lol, ya sure
I will admit that their early work is lame but it was popular at the time. Rubber Soul and beyond is incredible.
From 1965-1969: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road. (also can include Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery tour albums if you'd like). This period was mind blowing - the volume and quality of the work in a 4 year span. Really can't deny them as the best band ever imo.
Magical Mystery Tour, song for song, might be the best album of theirs, and since it was released as an LP here and a double EP in England, it's rarely mentioned.
Magical Mystery Tour - very good song
The Fool on the Hill
Blue Jay Way
Your Mother Should Know
I Am the Walrus - great song
Hello, Goodbye - great song
Strawberry Fields Forever - great song
Penny Lane - great song
Baby, You're a Rich Man - very good song
All You Need Is Love - great song
7/11 of the songs on it are really good songs, and All You Need is Love, Strawberry Fields, and Walrus are often mentioned as the bands best songs ever.
Yep. I'm a fan of both Magical Mystery tour and Yellow Submarine. Hey Bulldog on the Yellow Submarine album is one my favorite Lennon songs....the McCartney bassline is sick.
The Beatles - Hey Bulldog in the studio
that was my initial thought. i voted GOAT because they're much much much closer to that than "meh" but i'd like more options
Am yet to hear a song by The Beatles that I enjoy.
Hey Bulldog, very underrated song. But I feel like I could say that about damn near every song by them that wasn't a hit on the radio.
yeah, the options suck.
there is no option for "they blow"
"fucking hippies" is suitable
kinda meh for me
i like about 10-15 of their songs, but that's like 2% of what they've made so
Apropos of nothing, 50 years ago today was their final live performance as a band.
It’s astonishing to me that everything from rubber soul onward was written in their 20s. Can’t imagine doing something like that at that age
Paul Simon wrote The Sound of Silence when he was 21.
Music is like that a lot of times. I'm more blown away when someone has a fantastic novel in their early 20s because that seems like something you need more life experience for
I just remember what my friends and I were like at that age and we damn sure weren't coming up with timeless pieces of art...
Too many throwaway songs on even their classic records.
Let's all look past this hot take and not allow ourselves to become embroiled
I like the White Album and all but is it really a hot take that Wild Honey Pie is garbage for example?
Hmmm, I do dislike that song now that you mention it but a lot of those quirky ones are part of the fun for the real cult fans I think
Yes that’s a hot take. It’s an album, not a collection of singles
Then why identify songs at all? I already said I still like the album. That piece doesn't add anything to it for me.
Beachboys > The Beatles.
The original boy band that happened to contain one of the greatest songwriting duos in the history of music.
Well it wasn’t made just for you
What does that song add to the album as a whole for you? I'm genuinely curious, not trying to start a pissing match.
Lechnerd is fat
Classic albums like this one, I look at almost like a book. You aren't going to throw out a chapter you don't enjoy as much because you don't think it was as good as the others. It's still part of the story. Wild Honey Pie isn't one of my favorite songs on the album, but it's still part of the story according to the ones who wrote it.
That doesn't answer my question. Art has always been open to criticism and intetptetation. What does that specific part of the story say to you? How does it add to the album as a whole?
Also, just fyi, I pretty much exclusively listen to albums start to finish and have quite a large collection. You don't need to explain to me how they work.
A lot of people seem to be turned off by early Beatles. I love that shit. "Beatles For Sale" is amazing. "Rubber Soul" is my favorite though.
I already said it's not one of my favorites. To me, it's nothing more than the bridge between obladi oblada and Bungalow Bill. I don't consider it a throwaway, though
I never really got that into them and largely ignored the hype, but the episode of soundbreaking that addresses them (and the Beach Boys) and their production innovation has really upped my appreciation
I like some it and certainly respect and recognize their impact on music.
However, there are many bands from that era I like better and thought were better writers and musicians Personal taste I guess
In terms of vocals and harmonies, beach boys > beatles, but overall I prefer the beatles
'too many throwaways' on sgt. pep? revolver? rubber soul? abbey road?
100% agree on there being better musicians but no band is touching their output from a songwriting perspective
Yeah, there's filler on all of those. The Beatles were a great band (I voted good in the poll). I appreciate the influence they had on music. But they aren't GOAT to me
Who is your goat?
As far as a classic rock band? Stones. There are numerous others I prefer to the Beatles as well.
They’re the best but would rather have the Stones to listen to if I had to pick one.
Team Abbey Road. That album is flawless.