Inspired by Get Back I recently undertook to listen to every Beatles album in order. Herein lies what I learned.
- It’s harder than you’d think to say what is a Beatles album. Wikipedia list 21 studio albums, five live albums, and 54 compilation albums. That’s a lot and a lot more than the 12 I listened to.
- Singles used to be a real thing. There are a lot of Beatles hits that aren’t on any of the canonical albums.
- The Beatles were pretty great.
And here’s how I rank the Beatles albums, worst to best:
12) Yellow Submarine
10) Magical Mystery Tour
9) Beatles For Sale
8) With the Beatles
7) A Hard Day’s Night
6) Let it be
5) Abbey Road
4) Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
3) The Beatles (The White Album)
1) Rubber Soul