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    Posted: November 03 2013 at 19:35
When I was growing up when it came to The Beatles albums it was Sgt. Pepper that was considered their best album. Now it seems people think its Revolver? What is the reason for this turnabout in opinion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2013 at 19:56
idk, however i still think that Sgt. Pepper's is the best. its my favorite album from The Beatles and, well, just in general. i guess there's just something about it that made fans, musicians, and especially critics to pull toward this album. maybe the lyrics, the production, the songwriting, etc. thats all that I know for now...
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Nothing has really changed, wait a couple years and it'll be Abbey Road, then the White Album, and eventually Pepper's again.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2013 at 20:56
I think Revolver is probably the closest to what's being made now in music, especially with all the indie bands around.
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Maybe because Revolver is less flowery and hippy dippy & more immediate...for me it'll always be Peppers Wacko
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Yeah, Revolver's rougher and less polished, which I think is more appealing to the last couple of generations
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Probably because Revolver IS better than Sgt. Pepper's......
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Because Revolver is timeless where Sgt. Pepper's, although imho almost equally excellent, sounds dated.
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Originally posted by NYSPORTSFAN NYSPORTSFAN wrote:

When I was growing up when it came to The Beatles albums it was Sgt. Pepper that was considered their best album. Now it seems people think its Revolver? What is the reason for this turnabout in opinion.
I didn't know there's a general consensus on what their best album is. Ermm They are all classics. Isn't that enough?
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I remember a grand scale Dutch music critics poll back in 1987, and Revolver came already out as their best.
But that's only one group of people at one moment in time, I don't think there's a consensus, only trends.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Probably because Revolver IS better than Sgt. Pepper's......

Pepper isn't that good honestly..
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I prefer Revolver.

Less hippy than Pepper. Pepper's very good, but I've heard it so much and I've lost interest a little in their more hippy stuff as I've got older.
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Originally posted by NYSPORTSFAN NYSPORTSFAN wrote:

When I was growing up when it came to The Beatles albums it was Sgt. Pepper that was considered their best album. Now it seems people think its Revolver? What is the reason for this turnabout in opinion.
Depends on when you were growing up.  I remember in the 1980s Revolver was considered the better of the two, except of course in 1987 ("It was twenty years ago today" etc) 
 
Personally I don't understand it when americans go on about the Magical Mystery Tour album.  The Beatles never made such an album.  They made a Magical Mystery Tour film, and a Magical Mystery Tour double EP.  The american label made the album so loved by americans, not The Beatles.  Approval after the fact is not the same thing at all.
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by NYSPORTSFAN NYSPORTSFAN wrote:

When I was growing up when it came to The Beatles albums it was Sgt. Pepper that was considered their best album. Now it seems people think its Revolver? What is the reason for this turnabout in opinion.
I didn't know there's a general consensus on what their best album is. Ermm They are all classics. Isn't that enough?
That's how I see it and I thought that Revolver has been thought to be their 'best' for a long time , not just recently.
It's been on top of the lists for over 20 years or more. I recall critics naming it as their favorite even back in the late 70's,..?
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At a guess I'd say that Revolver and Rubber Soul would generally be picked by "experts" whereas Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road appeal more to casual listeners.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2013 at 14:24
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

At a guess I'd say that Revolver and Rubber Soul would generally be picked by "experts" whereas Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road appeal more to casual listeners.

that would make sense
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Personally I think the white is their best, Peppers is way down the list
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News just in. THe White Album is now their best according to Experts (me) .
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:


Personally I don't understand it when americans go on about the Magical Mystery Tour album.  The Beatles never made such an album.  They made a Magical Mystery Tour film, and a Magical Mystery Tour double EP.  The american label made the album so loved by americans, not The Beatles.  Approval after the fact is not the same thing at all.

In America, we didn't know the difference!  Capitol Records usually packaged the US albums different from the UK release.  I never even heard "And Your Bird Can Sing", "Doctor Robert" & "I'm Only Sleeping" until I bought the CD version of Revolver Wink
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage akamaisondufromage wrote:

News just in. THe White Album is now their best according to Experts (me) .
 
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