My Top Five Favorite Beatles Albums
Hundreds, if not thousands, of books have been written about The Beatles. I have read a mere fraction of what is available. Some paint the lads from Liverpool in holy light, while others darken the lingering shadows and tell a more sinister tale. While not all music lovers love The Beatles, most respect their profound effect on the musical landscape that continues to evolve and annoy parents to this day.
To honor my favorite band, I would like to share my top five favorite Beatles albums!
Help! has to be in my top five because of how much I love the film. It also doesn't hurt that it has one of my all time favorite Beatles songs, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away.
Sgt. Pepper is a wonderful example of the wide array of musical styles that they were so well versed in. In this album, I saw how intertwined art and music could be when done well.
3. Abbey Road
Abbey Road is a tumultous album - so much so that sometimes it hurts to listen to it. For me, a tell-tale sign of great music is that it makes me feel.
For me, this album has it all. I've listened to it so many times as a whole album that now when songs come up on shuffle, I sometimes start singing the next song on the album before the next random song starts playing.
1. Rubber Soul
Rubber Soul was my first Beatles album and will, therefore, forever be my favorite. I remember finding the cassette tape on the shelf in the library and eagerly checking it out. Hurrying home on my bike to slam it into my boombox and crank it as loud as it could go. When I found out my Mom knew who the Beatles were and had grown up listening to them, I was profoundly hurt that she could have known about something so cool and somehow not tell me about it.
What are your top five favorite Beatles albums? Which album did I leave off that you love?
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