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Category: Music

Music Videos

I’ve started a new waste-of-time project. I’m posting one music video to mastodon ( each day. The only rule about what’s included is that I like the song. Though, in typical fashion, that means the videos are heavily pulled from about, oh, six years immediately before, during, and after my college years. \_(ツ)_/¯

(As I’ve said to many people: I’ve got all the world’s music at my fingertips and I’m still listening to the same 500 songs I heard in college).

You can follow along on mastodon or find the whole playlist on YouTube.

What I learned by listening to every Beatles album (in order)

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

11) Help

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)

2) Revolver

1) Rubber Soul

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