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The Beatles



2.83 | 511 ratings

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4 stars Underrated!

Of all the Beatles albums listed here, this is the most underrated. Indeed, I have hard time believing the low average score. This album contains a number of really important early songs. The first three on the (UK-released) album are amazing, very musical songs ("No Reply", "Baby's in Black" and "I'm a Loser"). The latter song ("I'm a loser") in particular is notable for being one of the first commercial rock songs in which the singer calls himself a loser! Coupled with songs like "Eight Days a Week", "Words of Love" and "Ill Follow the Sun", and a number of covers that the Beatles had played for a long time, this represents an important album in rock history, but also one of the more musical early Beatles albums. It is, like Hard Days Night, Help and Rubber Soul, among the early albums that one can play all the way through on multiple listens, although it is not quite a as good as the latter. I give this 8.0 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 4 stars.

Walkscore | 4/5 |


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