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4 stars Probably the Most Musical of the early (pre-Sgt Pepper) Albums.

Despite being put together quickly back in 1965, this album is surprisingly musical. While all Beatles albums have withstood the trials of time, this album is notable for having virtually of the songs remain strong after 50 years and 1000+ listens. There isn't a single bad, or even slightly mediocre, song on this album - every single song is excellent. And diverse, including rockers (Drive My Car), poetry (Norwegian Wood), veiled social commentary (Girl), classic love song (Michelle), hippy statements (the Word), and even jealous warnings (Run for Your Life). "If I needed Someone" is one of George's best songs from the early period. Like 'Help' this album is often overlooked by those more focussed on the later Beatles, but 'Rubber Soul' deserves a special place in the history of pop music. It is a very strong musical album. I give it 8.7 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 4 stars.

Walkscore | 4/5 |


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