7. Let It Be (1970)
It’s a strange one with some live recordings that sounds fresh but not very cohesive. It has a few big hits including Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road and Get Back.
6. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Some great tunes along with some not so great ones. The great ones, of course, are some of their best like Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Getting Better, and With A Little Help From My Friends.
5. The White Album (1968)
The first Beatles album I ever purchased with money from my paper route. I tell you this, the song Revolution 9 scared the hell out of me and still does. Notable tunes include, Back in the USSR, Dear Prudence, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, Julia, & Revolution 1.
4. Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
The Fool On The Hill is one of my favorite Beatles tunes. Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, and All You Need Is Love are strong contenders for my all time favorites. And all in one package. Amazing.
3. Abbey Road (1969)
Here Comes The Sun and the Sun King are sublime tunes. Come Together and Something are something too. This album doesn’t contain hit after hit, but the great songs present are great and the album is one of the most cohesive of the lot.
2. Rubber Soul (1965)
A bit of a sleeper on the lists, not usually ranked as high as two, but for me, it is probably the most interesting one of all. The tracks are mostly chill but the band seems to be exploring new concepts and this keeps my attention throughout. Norwegian Wood, Michelle, In My Life, You Won’t See Me, Nowhere Man, and Girl are highlights.
1. Revolver (1966)
After the impressive Rubber Soul, it is no surprise to me that Revolver finds the Beatles really hitting their stride. There are no bad songs on this album and some little-known ones that are strange and entertaining like Doctor Robert. The hits on this one remain some of their greatest tunes of all time: Taxman, Elenor Rigby, She Said She Said, Good Day Sunshine, and Got To Get You Into My Life.