I’ve started a new waste-of-time project. I’m posting one music video to mastodon (@email@example.com) 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.
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