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Old 01-23-2015, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why I Don't Think Sgt. Pepper Is The Best Beatles Album



Ok. I am going to step into some "controversial" thoughts here. I am kinda stepping on pins and needles.

I do not think Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band is the best Beatles album. It IS a great album, and was the 1st Beatles album I ever heard. I just think it gets a little overrated for what it is.

The songs vary from some of my favorites to some that I forget.

BEST
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Lonely Rita
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart's Club Band (Reprise)
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart's Club Band
She's Leaving Home
Within You, Without You


^ These songs are just fantastic. I can always listen to those.


FORGETTABLE
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Getting Better
Fixing A Hole
Being The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
When I'm Sixty-Four
Good Morning

^ These songs I just don't think are memorable.

What about "With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, & A Day In The Life?"

Those songs are great, yet are overplayed.


The songs are great, I just hear them SO much that it kind of wares off in the end. Again, they are not bad. I just think they get way too much radio play.


What are my favorite albums by The Beatles?
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Revolver And Rubber Soul


Revolver and Rubber Soul barely have any songs that radio plays. Probably the most I hear on the radio are Norwegian Wood, Yellow Submarine, Taxman, and Eleanor Rigby.

These albums are overlooked by a lot of people. A lot of songs may be forgettable to some but that is their own opinion. Just like this list.


Again, this is all opinion. Leave your opinions below.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a ton of folks who pick Revolver over Peppers. Pepper's represented a watershed moment in the evolving history of rock music. Kind of like there was rock before SP and then there was rock after SP. That's why I think it's so revered. Is it the band's best collection of songs? Nope.

For me it would be Abbey Road.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Chula said if perfectly. Peppers was probably the most groundbreaking Beatles album but I think most fans would end up picking Revolver or maybe even the White Album.

Now calling these songs Fogettable, thems fightin words:

Getting Better
Fixing A Hole
Being The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
When I'm Sixty-Four
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Strawberry Fields is the fashionable choice. Peppers for me though.
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I'll always say Sgt Peppers is easily the best Beatles album. It's my favorite album as well.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The White album for me.

I just like the quirkiness of it. I got a sense of the unexpected when I first listened to it and the controversies behind the scenes add to it's appeal. I'm not a huge Beatles fan, but given the choices I'd put the White album on before anything else.
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Being The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
Booo!

Magical Mystery Tour is The Beatles' best attempt at psychedelic music and thus their best album. **** Penny Lane though. Your opinion isn't all that controversial unless you were posting it on a Beatles fan forum (I think there's one called music-discussion).
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MMT isn't consistent enough for me. A few stellar tracks. Peppers is more consistent and also have great tracks.
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I thought Being for the Benefit of Mr.Kite was one of best their songs. The way they did sampling in the song makes it decades ahead of its time.

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If I remember correctly George Martin said that Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane(?) were slotted for the Sgt. Pepper album. He said he gave into the rec exec wanted a single to be released. He is it was one of his biggest regrets that he didn't hold out and save them for the Sgt. Pepper album.
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