Obviously The Beatles are the most celebrated and analysed pop band in the history of music, and I don’t have anything especial to add to the conversation. The main reasons that I’m covering them is that I like them – like a lot of music fans they were one of my initial favourites and they’ve been an important presence in my music library ever since – and that this site would feel incomplete without them.
My take on The Beatles was solidified after reading Revolution In The Head by Ian MacDonald; it’s well worth looking at for details on the band’s sessions. MacDonald argues that the band peaked around 1966’s Revolver and 1967’s Sgt. Peppers’, mirroring my own thoughts on the group’s albums. Here are my rankings of the Beatles’ studio albums:
For further thoughts on The Beatles, please visit https://albumreviews.blog/reviews/the-beatles/
Disagree with my rankings? Think that I’m under-rating the perennial favourite Abbey Road? Please let me know below.