Monday, October 5, 2009

Seriously, Though, What Is The Best Beatles Album?

First of all, is there a difference between your favorite Beatles album and the one that is objectively the best? Can you really make a coherent argument on a foundation of, "Well, in terms of being groundbreaking, Rubber Soul is their 'best' album, but my favorite is still Magical Mystery Tour."? Also, do we have to count the entire White Album? Because, honestly my favorite Beatles album is the first disc of the White Album, whereas I can do entirely without the second disc. But I also love Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. And, well, shit it's all great isn't it?

At the same time, what is your favorite Beatles song? I'd be lying if I said that I had a single favorite static Beatles song. I do know, however, that I'm a Paul devotee. I love Yesterday, Blackbird, She's Leaving Home, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, I Will. It's not that I don't love the others, but I do find myself leaning towards the Paulish stuff.


Open Bar said...

Glad to see you read the crap I write, Chuck, as I'd already gone over the whole best/favorite/most-influential discussion thing back here:

But since you asked, the best Beatles album is clearly "Abbey Road," end of discussion.

And their best song is a tie between "A Day in the Life" and "Here Comes the Sun."

Nobody can argue this, as they are my favorites and, therefore, the best.

ChuckJerry said...

I do remember that post now that I've just read it again 5 minutes ago. Happy birthday, by the way. Based on your logic, then clearly the best Beatles album is the first disc of the White Album.

And the best Beatles know, I'm gonna go with "I Will". Dark horse style.

The Notorious LJT said...

It's hard to pick one...The White Album is dope but it's a little diluted when you take it as a whole. I think I'd second OB and go with Abbey Road.

One of my favorite songs has always been Come Together.