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Beatles Album Tier List

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  • Here is my Beatles Album Tier List. Let me know yours in the comments below!
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  • @jakepuestow4700
    @jakepuestow4700 2 роки тому +232

    Anybody else hear how he credited George Harrison with Blackbird?

    • @stevestorey1202
      @stevestorey1202 2 роки тому +3

      He might be referring to his guitar playing.

    • @LiamNashMiller
      @LiamNashMiller 2 роки тому +29

      @@stevestorey1202 But Paul McCartney recorded this song as a Solo Performance during The White Album sessions.

    • @conormurphy4328
      @conormurphy4328 2 роки тому +8

      He was probably thinking of Something

    • @stevestorey1202
      @stevestorey1202 2 роки тому +1

      @@LiamNashMiller OK. I was just speculating.

    • @LiamNashMiller
      @LiamNashMiller 2 роки тому +1

      @@conormurphy4328 Yeah but that was on a completely different Album. But I will say, Something is the Greatest song on Abbey Road, and might be the best song in their whole entire catalogue in my opinion.

  • @billypunton8867
    @billypunton8867 2 роки тому +460

    I think the fact that an album with Let it Be, The Long And Winding Road, Get Back and Across the Universe ends up in C tier shows just how insanely impressive The Beatles’ discography is.

    • @TheCurtainLift
      @TheCurtainLift 2 роки тому +12

      The long and winding road kinda sucks but yeah it's a fantastic album

    • @b.r.784
      @b.r.784 2 роки тому +54

      @@TheCurtainLift What? That song is a poem

    • @TheCurtainLift
      @TheCurtainLift 2 роки тому +6

      @@b.r.784 not a very good one

    • @carlneoh5843
      @carlneoh5843 2 роки тому +1

      Let It Be was kind of a let down considering the stuff Led Zeppelin had already been putting ot since 69'

    • @skan5728
      @skan5728 2 роки тому +8

      The long and winding road is probably one of my least favourite songs by them, definitely the cheesiest and the most boring one

  • @giorgosdaispyros6989
    @giorgosdaispyros6989 2 роки тому +197

    Mike, the B-side of Abbey Road is a Medley, a collection of short songs patched together in a big composition. It doesn't matter if they were unfinished pieces (probably were) or it was meant to be that way from the beginning. It's meant to be listened to as a whole, and some people (including me) consider this to be one song on its own. One of the finest compositions of all time.

    • @randomanton
      @randomanton Рік тому +7

      Also the ending of that album ties in earlier melodies used in other songs on the album, it's my favorite, so far

    • @maxeddie1789
      @maxeddie1789 Рік тому +6

      Exactly, i adore the medley

    • @ml5955
      @ml5955 Рік тому +12

      This guy needs to check his Brian meds. Side two of Abbey Road is the best side of any album.

    • @gabrielzorrilla8000
      @gabrielzorrilla8000 Рік тому +1

      Paul McCartney referred to that section as 'The Long One' as they saw it as just one big song made by different ideas. I mean 'You never give me your money' is already a song made by three other songs

    • @johnbuckley8724
      @johnbuckley8724 10 місяців тому

      I feel this is the best of the Beatles, they saved their best for last. I feel that way even though I don’t like Because (I only like the acapella version) and Sun King.
      This side is genius on their best album ever.

  • @Sgt.Pepperfall
    @Sgt.Pepperfall 5 місяців тому +23

    Not acknowledging hey bulldog on yellow submarine is a crime, that song has such a phenomenal bass line

    • @Y-two-K
      @Y-two-K 2 місяці тому +4

      He honestly failed to acknowledge so many great songs, and was a bit vulgar and over the top for my taste. Also, I'm a total fanboy of The Beatles and I didn't like his trashing lol

    • @Sgt.Pepperfall
      @Sgt.Pepperfall 2 місяці тому

      @@Y-two-K literally

    • @sombra1111
      @sombra1111 8 днів тому

      Yes, I was looking for this comment and if I didn't find it I was going to say this myself. Hey Bulldog is a great song. I also love Only a Northern Song and It's All Too Much. And I interpret the lyrics to All Together Now as being about God or about everything being one thing. I really think that's what they were aiming for, and the fact that it's such a puposefully "silly" song with such deep meaning is incredible.

  • @danielholmqvist2713
    @danielholmqvist2713 2 роки тому +108

    MMT is actually one of my absolute favorites, might be personal taste. I actually like to listen to this one just as much as their best (Revolver, Sgt Peppers, Abbey Road)

    • @eliasswift2921
      @eliasswift2921 2 роки тому +16

      Great to see. I prefer MMT over Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. It's actually more experimental and consistent.

    • @danielholmqvist2713
      @danielholmqvist2713 2 роки тому +2

      @@eliasswift2921 It really has some great tracks, The Fool on the Hill is probably one of my favorite Beatles songs. Still hard to top Revolver and Peppers in my book, Revolver because of the overall sound and harmonies on pretty much all of its songs (And your bird can sing is my fav), Sgt Pepper's because of its completeness and the journey it takes you on.
      It feels like they capture a whole life, from the youth and drugs of the early tracks to the coming of peace in Within or without you to the end parts with When I'm 64. Then top it of with one of rock's greatest songs AFTER Sgt Pepper's have closed the show.

    • @kirkwahmmett1666
      @kirkwahmmett1666 2 роки тому +1

      Yup one of my favorites. Tbh it is a 3-way tie between MMT Sgt Peppers and Rubber Soul.

    • @dead0ntime
      @dead0ntime 2 роки тому +2

      For me, it’s a perfect album. I love every track and that calm psychedelic pop feel of the album is what I think of when I think of the Beatles.

    • @bryceao
      @bryceao 8 місяців тому

      mmt is their most underrated album imo. songs like penny lane, strawberry fields forever, and all you need is love, is them at their absolute best.

  • @michaelflorczyk1394
    @michaelflorczyk1394 2 роки тому +70

    Gotta give it to them man, they invented progressive rock while one of their wives invented Black Metal

  • @NeonRadarMusic
    @NeonRadarMusic 2 роки тому +88

    I actually love the 2nd half of Abbey Road because it's a medley that takes the said half-baked ideas and turns them into an epic that might have been the first prog epic. It's essentially one giant song.

    • @Xxrocknrollgod
      @Xxrocknrollgod Рік тому +7

      The medley is amazing! I think his problem is he needs everything to be neat and technical. It’s ART. It doesn’t need to be that way.

    • @rogeliorufin9204
      @rogeliorufin9204 9 місяців тому +1

      Yeah but each song on its own is fine imo, nothing super great but if you didnt listen to them all in one it makes no sense

    • @KRAM_valentina
      @KRAM_valentina 9 місяців тому +1


    • @sombra1111
      @sombra1111 8 днів тому +1

      @@rogeliorufin9204 I completely disagree. You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers and The End are all masterpieces as far as I'm concerned. And what about Because? I have no words to describe how much I think this song is beautiful and brilliant. One of their best ever.

  • @EmperorTigerstar
    @EmperorTigerstar 2 роки тому +141

    Nice to see a Beatles fan who actually agrees with me on the White Album.
    Also it would have been interesting to see you include the Hey Jude album. It had a lot of the singles on it that never had an album like Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Ballad of John & Yoko, etc. Since most of those aren’t on their own albums I consider it a full Beatles album.

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому +37

      Yeah, but it's really a compilation album. Then there's red/blue/one....had to draw the line at Yellow Sub

    • @EmperorTigerstar
      @EmperorTigerstar 2 роки тому +5

      @@BecomeTheKnight Understandable, but I would have personally had Hey Jude at the same level of compilation-ness as Yellow Submarine.

    • @draetonalimoffatt8780
      @draetonalimoffatt8780 2 роки тому

      @@EmperorTigerstar I agree.

    • @eriksoto8473
      @eriksoto8473 2 роки тому

      @@draetonalimoffatt8780 same

    • @LageYouTube
      @LageYouTube 2 роки тому

      I for some reason started to like it a lot more when I got it on vinyl

  • @viggobodestedt
    @viggobodestedt 2 роки тому +63

    Man..Hey Bulldog is definately as S-tier Beatles song in my opinion. I just found it so unique and catchy (and that bass line is frickin killer)

    • @jj-if6it
      @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому +1

      so underrated

  • @danielholmqvist2713
    @danielholmqvist2713 2 роки тому +57

    She's leaving home really is an underrated song, message goes right to your heart not only because of personal experience

    • @applesaus395
      @applesaus395 2 роки тому +7

      Beauuutttifffuuullll soonnnggg

    • @Goofballhero
      @Goofballhero Рік тому

      Not talked about enough as a song.

    • @bryceao
      @bryceao 8 місяців тому

      definitely very underrated, always wondered why it was not talked about at all

  • @Timliu92
    @Timliu92 2 роки тому +132

    Hey Mike, just to correct you a little mate, Blackbird is a Paul McCartney song and is not written by George Harrison.
    That said, I do agree on all your points on White Album (I think it could have been more coherent despite having a lot of masterpieces) and can understand why Abbey Road is not your favorite although I personally enjoy that album a lot.

    • @TalonfromtheRC
      @TalonfromtheRC 2 роки тому +18

      You wanna talk about a great Harrison song, Taxman is one of his best.

    • @Mills25
      @Mills25 2 роки тому +8

      @@TalonfromtheRC If I Needed Someone too.

    • @dannydorko7075
      @dannydorko7075 2 роки тому +9

      he also said Beatlesmania when it's Beatlemania

    • @Timliu92
      @Timliu92 2 роки тому +3

      @@TalonfromtheRC Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun, Taxman mate. George Harrison is just amazing.

    • @one_with_kevrything9825
      @one_with_kevrything9825 2 роки тому +3

      @@TalonfromtheRC Paul did the solo on Taxman, too....

  • @toddpacker4683
    @toddpacker4683 9 місяців тому +28

    White album has lots of filler, but it also has 15 of their best songs ever. That’s why it’s my favorite

    • @jj-if6it
      @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому +2

      The filler is kinda what makes it special in my opinion, because it has so much variety

    • @jj-if6it
      @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому

      The filler is kinda what makes it special in my opinion, because it has so much variety

    • @sombra1111
      @sombra1111 8 днів тому +2

      @@jj-if6it Yes. And the 'filler' was already better than what most bands were doing at the time. The White Album is a masterpiece from beginning to end in my opinion.

  • @barbarjinx3802
    @barbarjinx3802 2 роки тому +62

    Couldn’t be more wrong about abbey road side two. Look up George Martin on side two. Yes they were leftover unfinished songs but they flow together so well. Martin was trying to get them to do a mini rock opera.
    And BECAUSE is an underrated melodic gem from Lennon almost on par with across the universe. S tier.

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому +8

      I very much disagree about the flow. I hear people say they flow amazing together. I've never thought so, even before I was into prog.

    • @KRAM_valentina
      @KRAM_valentina 11 місяців тому

      ​@@BecomeTheKnight start with polythene pam, they all flow together perfectly from there.

    • @KRAM_valentina
      @KRAM_valentina 9 місяців тому +4

      ​@@BecomeTheKnightmean mr mustard is the only meh song. Bathroom window, Never give me your money, polythene pam, Golden slumbers carry that weight and the end are all fantastic. Maxwell silver hammer is worse than all of those.

    • @evertvdb000
      @evertvdb000 4 місяці тому

      totally agree!

    • @jj-if6it
      @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому


  • @alexdredge655
    @alexdredge655 2 роки тому +34

    Love your take on their albums, I don’t agree with all your placements but so happy you also think Rubber Soul is slightly overlooked by Beatles fans as it’s my favourite and perfect for me

  • @jmonty2005
    @jmonty2005 2 роки тому +26

    As a fellow Beatles Head, I have to respectfully disagree regarding the second half of Abbey Road (the medley). That medley is the single reason that puts Abbey Road at #1 for me over Rubber Soul (#2). I just think the creativity of combining those unfinished songs and the way they did it (credit George Martin mostly) is pure genius. I think the whole thing flows perfectly. Anyway, great vid as always brother

  • @ethanwelk2736
    @ethanwelk2736 2 роки тому +31

    I now want to see a brutal death metal cover of Yesterday.

    • @Timliu92
      @Timliu92 2 роки тому +2

      I think Kmac2021 can do that someday 😁😁

  • @jakubnowak649
    @jakubnowak649 Рік тому +7

    I listened to "Let It Be... Naked" and for me it's how Let It Be should've always sounded, especially The Long and Winding Road

  • @dungeon-wn4gw
    @dungeon-wn4gw 2 роки тому +106

    Brian Wilson is hands down the most underrated composer of the last century. Because he's associated with The Beach Boys, people discount his talent and accomplishments and push the narrative that he was just a sing along surf singer who got overwhelmed by The Beatles and their infinite talent and innovation.
    The truth is, Brian was by himself. He was producer, writer, and performing. He was the sole creative lead of The Beach Boys in the 60's. And he still managed to create Pet Sounds, an album that completely swept up The Beatles under their feet and pushed them to build off of what Brian created. Despite this, The Beatles are often credited with things that Brian did. The fact that Brian by himself was a rival to The Beatles as an entire band plus their producer George Martin speaks volumes.

    • @LageYouTube
      @LageYouTube 2 роки тому +14

      Pet Sounds was also inspired by Rubber Soul

    • @Mills25
      @Mills25 2 роки тому +13

      Brian Wilson was an amazing composer and songwriter. The rest of the Beach Boys were ehh. Great vocal harmonies but Brian was the one who really upped their game creatively (if not commercially).
      More Monkees wrote and performed on "Headquarters" than Beach Boys on "Pet Sounds".

    • @gorgeousgeorge643
      @gorgeousgeorge643 2 роки тому +4

      Stop talking nonsense, if you'd said Ray Davies then you'd have a point. Also, have you heard of Tony Asher?

    • @sebastianfitzptraick7395
      @sebastianfitzptraick7395 2 роки тому +6

      The Beach Boys’ post Pet Sounds albums are incredible. Sunflower, Holland, Surf’s Up and 20/20 deserve attention!

    • @grimabsolssbm
      @grimabsolssbm 2 роки тому +5

      He is not underrated lmao

  • @andrewpappas9311
    @andrewpappas9311 2 роки тому +16

    The Beatles were the very first band I heavily obsessed over back when I first got into music at age 10 and 13 years later they're still one of my all-time favourite bands, and George Harrison is still one of my biggest guitar influences

  • @jaspergillgannon4991
    @jaspergillgannon4991 2 роки тому +13

    You Never Give Me Your Money, Fool on the Hill, Happiness is a Warm Gun, Because, If I Needed Someone, and For No One all deserve a mention imo. Those are some great songs man.

    • @randomanton
      @randomanton Рік тому

      You never give me your money has been stuck in my head for days 🤪

  • @connorshelton9535
    @connorshelton9535 2 роки тому +18

    16:24 "Act Naturally" is actually a cover song. The original is by American country legend Buck Owens who popularized the Bakersfield sound and had 19 number one hits on the U.S. country chart. He also recorded a killer, live rendition of "Twist and Shout" after the Beatles released their version of "Act Naturally."

  • @BassManDan1018
    @BassManDan1018 Рік тому +3

    Bad Abbey Road take. The Medley is a stunning and bold conclusion to an incomparable career, a final celebratory climax and synthesis of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s creative alchemy. And, a symbolically fitting end to their catalogue; One final innovation, one last chance to subvert expectation and try something that’s never been done, as they’d been doing for the past 10 years. A suite. A pocket symphony. To call it ‘slapped together’ is a dire indictment on your taste and judgement.

  • @Rodrik234
    @Rodrik234 2 роки тому +5

    Glad to see Revolver so high up. It's probably one of my favorite albums and Tomorrow Never Knows one of my favorite songs. Also, surprised you didn't mention things like Revolution 9 in White Album. Great video!

  • @geoffreybrunell5592
    @geoffreybrunell5592 2 роки тому +7

    The Beatles were the first band I ever became obsessed with back when I was only around 9 or 10 years old. In some ways, it was like the perfect introduction to popular music for me. I remember listening to Abbey Road for the first time all the way through and being completely wowed the whole time. My mind was especially blown by the medley during the second half because at the time I had no idea an artist could make different songs flow into each other so seamlessly.

  • @emilioaramalvarado3402
    @emilioaramalvarado3402 11 місяців тому +2

    Its just amazing how everyone has a different tier list, amazing

  • @sylvidanni
    @sylvidanni 2 роки тому +7

    Although for me, Rubber Soul and Revolver are sister albums and I rate them both at the highest of Beatles' albums, I must say you really nailed it here.
    Thank you, Mike!

    • @gustavhaggendal7492
      @gustavhaggendal7492 2 роки тому +4

      Yeah, those top the list for me as well, with Girl and I'm Only Sleeping being my two favourite Beatles songs ever.

    • @sylvidanni
      @sylvidanni 2 роки тому +2

      @Gustav Häggendal oh, Girl is painfully beautiful and the reversed guitar in I'm Only Sleeping is genius stuff.

  • @TechnicalHotDog
    @TechnicalHotDog 2 роки тому +5

    The medley being why Abbey Road doesn't make S tier really is the hottest of takes

  • @ricardo_miguel13
    @ricardo_miguel13 2 роки тому +6

    S: Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, White Album, Abbey Road
    A: A Hard Days Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour
    B: With The Beatles, Beatles For Sale, Let It Be, Please Please Me
    C: Yellow Submarine

  • @joshuawainwright3353
    @joshuawainwright3353 2 роки тому +99

    I absolutely adore the second half of Abbey Road. I agree that they are unfinished songs but I feel like they are more woven than "slapped" together.
    You never give me your money is great stand alone, then the amount of amazing melodies that McCartney used from She Came in through the Bathroom Window and onwards is incredible.
    With the stitched together nature of those second half songs, I'd call side B of Abbey Road the greatest piece of progressive pop ever written.

    • @JC19021
      @JC19021 2 роки тому +3

      Agreed, my favorite series of tracks in the Beatles discography. The reprisal of you never give me your money in carry that weight gives me chills every time

    • @DaAwesomePS3Guy
      @DaAwesomePS3Guy 2 роки тому +2

      I agree, some of the greatest melodies, and the way it reprises is beautiful, the perfect swan song. Not sure how this is comparable to the disjointed nature of the white album when it's probably the most cohesive thing they did in terms of a continuous suite of music

    • @andrejz8954
      @andrejz8954 2 роки тому +3

      You never give me your money is 100% on my top 5 Beatles songs list.

  • @SaladVonBaco
    @SaladVonBaco 2 роки тому +13

    Blackbird wasn't a George Harrison song..it was Paul McCartney

  • @danielmontgomery7657
    @danielmontgomery7657 2 роки тому +4

    Fun fact: I sang Drive my Car in the school talent show when I was six and that was what made me fall in love with performing music.

  • @tatevickers4358
    @tatevickers4358 2 роки тому +9

    Abbey road had 9 great songs in a row. Because shows the brilliance of the Beatles harmonies. But far the best harmonic performance

  • @TheBlackQueen
    @TheBlackQueen 2 роки тому +27

    In before Mike realises that Blackbird was Paul, not George and that Ticket To Ride is about sex.

    • @Mills25
      @Mills25 2 роки тому

      "Ticket To Ride" has long been theorized to be about hookers The Beatles experienced in Hamburg, who required a government health certification in order to ply their trade.
      The aforementioned "ticket to ride", so to speak.

  • @derrickmdoyle
    @derrickmdoyle Рік тому +3

    Surprised you made it all the way through this without mentioning how Beatles pretty much “own” major 7th chords. You’ll find them all throughout their discography. I definitely agree with you S tier, but I’d rearrange some of the rest. Revolver is my personal favorite. IMO, it was the record that literally changed music and how music is recorded. Automatic Double Tracking was introduced, John’s vocals ran thru a Leslie on Tomorrow Never Knows.
    I agree about Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, although the story behind it is cool. One track from Sgt Pepper’s I’ve always loved and gets overlooked a lot is Fixing a Hole; such a hauntingly beautiful song and that descending vocal harmony over Paul’s last verse lyrics gives me chills every time

  • @virtajo1
    @virtajo1 2 роки тому +11

    Let it be has really grew on me, I also disliked the album for a long time. Highlights for me are Two of Us, Dig a Pony, Across the Universe, I've Got Feeling and Get Back

  • @jacobbrooks2290
    @jacobbrooks2290 Рік тому +4

    Paul’s bassline on the first chorus of Getting Better is his most tastefully written line on that album. Ps- yes I never understood the obsession on the white album. Always sounded like half the album was just a bunch of random jingles

  • @jacobstone4real
    @jacobstone4real 2 роки тому +1

    Thanks for this! I've always enjoyed the Beatles. They're my dad's favorite band and I listened to them growing up...but now after watching this, I should actually listen to them more in-depth.

  • @aaronsuys4367
    @aaronsuys4367 2 роки тому +4

    I never thought i would love a metalhead ranting about how beautiful "she's leaving home" is, but here i am, liking every second of it.

  • @jackg1968
    @jackg1968 2 роки тому +1

    I enjoy these style of videos Mike. Although I didn’t necessarily agree with all your rankings, I like hearing different takes and your explanation of why you ranked the albums where you did. BTW, nice Hendrix record in the background.

  • @handzar6402
    @handzar6402 2 роки тому +3

    Oh, also I think in terms of composition and lyricism, A Hard Day's Night is up there with Rubber Soul and aome of the other best albums but doesn't get brought up because it's considered ''early Beatles'' and therefore people dismiss it. 'If I Fell', 'And I Love Her', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Things We Said Today' and 'I'll Be Back' are all incredible tracks.

  • @ShaNaNa242
    @ShaNaNa242 Рік тому +3

    One of my favourite periods for the band was 1960-1962, they were doing some proto punk in addition to their ballads, really great stuff.

  • @kennet7837
    @kennet7837 2 роки тому +13

    I've always felt The White Album should have been a single album. "Wild Honey Pie" and "Revolution 9" in particular are totally unnecessary.
    I actually think the best track on Yellow Submarine is "Hey Bulldog", not the previously released songs.
    Sgt. Pepper is S tier, no doubt about it! For me Abbey Road is on the same level, and the medley is actually my favorite part, though "Here Comes the Sun" is my favorite individual song.

  • @ILTDGames
    @ILTDGames 2 роки тому +2

    It makes me so happy to see someone recognizing Rubber Soul for the great album it is, it's actually my favorite, it just has this strange but cool vibe to it.

  • @pedromarques7457
    @pedromarques7457 4 місяці тому +3

    The Beatles were not of this world. They remain an unexplained phenomenon, certainly unrepeatable.
    The White Album is the most fascinating album I've ever heard.

  • @acrossbarrier
    @acrossbarrier Рік тому +5

    Its all too much from Yellow Submarine was a good one. Not many agree that but for me one of their most underrated song.!

  • @stixmanrules7791
    @stixmanrules7791 2 роки тому +1

    Legit love you dawg, don’t stop doing the things you do

  • @davidjohnsen3245
    @davidjohnsen3245 2 роки тому +4

    I think Let It Be...Naked deserves to be ranked separately than Let It Be. It's what the get back sessions was supposed to be all about and it's a smarter package. I would rank it in B tier at least.

  • @nonagon4266
    @nonagon4266 9 місяців тому +1

    you are so right about she's leaving home. my favorite beatles track ever, and probably one of the best ballads ever written.

  • @connerstines1578
    @connerstines1578 2 роки тому +6

    It took a LONG ASS time to warm up to the white album, and I still can't do the whole thing through. When it comes to 90-minute white-covered albums I'll take The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway any day.

  • @DerekPower
    @DerekPower 2 роки тому +18

    Don’t worry, this isn’t rage talking 😁
    I hold “The White Album” in high regard because it’s the one album where everything about The Beatles is there in one album. In fact, I’m probably one of the few people who would say “Revolution 9” is the best thing The Beatles ever did, if for nothing else it brought the avant-garde to an even wider audience (much like how Switched-on Bach brought the synthesizer to a wide audience … same year).
    But keep in mind this is coming from someone who respects The Beatles more than loves them. Wait until you see my Pink Floyd tier 😁

    • @mrbungle3310
      @mrbungle3310 2 роки тому +6

      Kinda agree,i hate revolution 9 tho...but Piggies,Wild Honey Pie and weird songs like that, probably influenced Primus,Mr Bungle,those weird experimental rock bands ,and even avant Garde as you said...but i dont rank albums like that,i rank them for what they are from the songs

    • @draetonalimoffatt8780
      @draetonalimoffatt8780 2 роки тому +3

      I think you are the only person who would say "Revolution 9 is the best thing the Beatles ever did". I just don't think it holds a drop of water beyond being a personal opinion. I'm going to guess your favourite Floyd album is umma gumma.

    • @DerekPower
      @DerekPower 2 роки тому +2

      @@draetonalimoffatt8780 I do sincerely enjoy Ummagumma but it’s not S tier 😁

    • @felipeveiga5807
      @felipeveiga5807 2 роки тому

      Couldnt agree more!!!!

    • @j.prt.979
      @j.prt.979 2 роки тому +1

      Revolution 9 is awesome, but I don’t think it could be said to be the “best thing they ever did.” It does amaze me that they managed to make an accessible (?) musique concrete track, but there are several better songs even on the White Album.

  • @robertparker6280
    @robertparker6280 Рік тому +2

    To me "Help!" is my favorite Beatles album, and right under it is St. Pepper. And it took awhile for me to discover more and more of Beatles albums and songs. The thing that really helped that, was my friend from HS who had EVERY Beatles album, and Rock Band The Beatles. Man when my friend played the entire St. Peppers album, I was blown away, and that last song A Day In The Life. Holy shit first time I heard that song, I nearly shed a tear.

  • @ProKennyGames
    @ProKennyGames 2 роки тому

    been waiting so long for this video. made my day thanks mike!!

  • @DivineTrash81
    @DivineTrash81 2 роки тому +3

    I would make some different choices of course, but I cosign pretty much all of your critical assessments here.

  • @STSGuitar16
    @STSGuitar16 2 роки тому +6

    In defense of Mr. Kite:
    I get that it’s an odd song, but I think it fits the whole album in most ways. It’s one of those songs that just gives you a uniquely weird feeling throughout that I’ve not heard from pretty much any other song. Like a creepy uneasiness that fits within the narrative/idea that they’re playing as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” not the Beatles. In that context, i say it’s fits quite nicely on that album. If you haven’t, you MUST go and listen to that song and just focus on the bass. You said this album was Paul’s best bass stuff ever, and Mr. Kite has some absolutely fucking incredible bass playing for sure. Maybe the best on the whole album IMO. If you don’t like the song as a whole, just listen to the bass and I think you’ll have a renewed interest in it. Once you hear the isolated bass in that song, that’s all you’ll be able to hear and it’ll give you a whole new perspective on the song. If you like Paul’s bass playing (and who doesn’t, amiright?!) there’s no way you won’t love his work on Mr. Kite. It truly doesn’t get much better than that.
    I also disagree about the back half of abbey road. I fuckin love Sun King, and the whole medley is pretty damn awesome.

  • @stevemalek2970
    @stevemalek2970 11 місяців тому +5

    Abbey Road medley is what makes that album amazing. For me Rubber Soul and Abbey Road are S-Tier material.

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому

    I've Just Seen a Face ❤ Had the pleasure of seeing Paul do this live the other week!

  • @rollotomasi4045
    @rollotomasi4045 2 роки тому +2

    Great video and take on your tier list of Beatles albums! It seems you have put alot of thought and time into making this video and it shows!
    IMO...and I know you don't care ;)
    S - Abbey Road (I like the "Medley"), Sgt Pepper, Rubber Soul and Revolver
    A - Please, Please Me, The White Album
    B - Help, Hard Day's Night, Let It Be (Naked)
    C - Beatles for Sale, With the Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
    D - Yellow Submarine
    Rubber Soul and Revolver were both albums loaded with "bangers" and minimal filler. And the energy of the albums felt like the band was still playing and writing songs on the road. And that's the reason why I prefer both albums to Sgt Pepper despite its sophisticated production and it's artistic ambition as a concept album. It just felt like Paul was taking control in the studio on Sgt Pepper (and the management of the band with death of Brian Epstein) and the rest of the other Beatles started to rebel and drift away on subsequent albums (White Album and Let It Be) before getting back together with George Martin for the proper sendoff in Abbey Road.
    I agree that the White Album is a great, unfinished album. The Beatles could have taken the 15 best tracks (including the singles) and made a masterpiece. Filler B-Sides like Rocky Raccoon, Piggies, Wild Honey Pie, Revolution 9, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, and Why Don't We Do It In The Road and a redundant track like Revolution 1 (the single is a better version of the song) can be dropped and the album would lose nothing.

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому +1

      I can see that list 🤘

    • @danielmadeson311
      @danielmadeson311 Рік тому +1

      Your Beatles tier list is EXTREMELY close to mine if not right on to my tier list. Your S Tier is mine as well.

  • @Sacksalot
    @Sacksalot 2 роки тому

    You have a warm, inviting aesthetic to your videos. subbed

  • @iridescent-frog1059
    @iridescent-frog1059 2 роки тому +1

    Im genuinely happy to see help in A tier above the white album. The white albums underrated.

  • @sdql_observer9811
    @sdql_observer9811 5 місяців тому

    Truly, the best and fairest Beatles album rundown I've ever come across. (Except: Revolver is #1 don't ya know?)

  • @gl0ry07
    @gl0ry07 5 місяців тому +2

    my ranking would be
    1 Revolver
    2.Sgt. pepper
    3.Abbey road
    4.Rubber soul
    5.The beatles (White album)
    6.Magical Mystery tours
    7.Let it be (Naked)
    8. Help
    9.Hard day 's night
    10.Please please me
    11.With the beatles
    12. Beatles for sale

  • @craggyisland8770
    @craggyisland8770 5 місяців тому +1

    Octopus’s Garden is absolute, warm gold and if you hate it I never wanna meet you

  • @1krani
    @1krani 2 роки тому +4

    I actually really like Yellow Submarine, movie score and all. Never heard another soundtrack score quite like "Sea of Holes" or "March of the Meanies".

  • @colinrobert6766
    @colinrobert6766 2 роки тому +2

    You should do one on Rush. I’m curious to see your opinions on albums like Hemispheres, Signals, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, etc. Signals especially since it’s a bit divisive. My friend for example, thinks that “Subdivisions” is the “Last great Rush song”.

    • @LiamNashMiller
      @LiamNashMiller 2 роки тому

      You know, I was always saw Permanent Waves to be the most polished and balanced album in their discography. I love the Guitar Work especially on this album. “Enter Nous” is such an underrated song. And I always loved “The Analog Kid”, and “Digital Man”, which I though were the best pair off Signals. Once we get into the mid 80s, I lose interest. I think Snakes and Arrows was one of their greater late albums in their discography.

    • @connerstines1578
      @connerstines1578 2 роки тому

      For me Moving Pictures and Hemispheres are the tits. Moving Pictures is THE sole reason I care about and have any knowledge about music today, and had I not discovered Rush I would have never played. I think the only thing that came as close was Yes's Tales From Topographic Oceans, but it's not quite as important to me as Moving Pictures was.

    • @LiamNashMiller
      @LiamNashMiller 2 роки тому

      @@connerstines1578 “Cygnus X-1 Book 2: Hemispheres” is so good.

  • @solar1913
    @solar1913 2 роки тому +2

    Pretty much agree with your ranking except I would switch Revolver and Rubber Soul with both being in the S tiers. And while I agree/understand Sgt Pepper is a masterpiece it’s Revolver and Rubber Soul I keep getting back to.

  • @thebaldbrand
    @thebaldbrand 2 роки тому

    Great video! Would love to see a Billy Joel album tier list! If you do, definitely track down and use a corrected original version of 'Cold Spring Harbor', and not the remixed bastardized one from 1983. Keep up the great work! \m/

  • @chiefhawk5975
    @chiefhawk5975 2 роки тому +1

    Really love the list, Revolver is personally my favorite but I can't argue it over Sgt. Peppers. Rubber Soul is absolutely underrated, I really love the song The Word off of that album.

  • @jarnekompier
    @jarnekompier 2 роки тому +3

    100% agree with your top 3. Rubber soul is so underrated. Drive my car & In my life will always be 2 of my favorite Beatles songs

    • @alexdredge655
      @alexdredge655 Рік тому +1

      I also think “The Word” doesn’t get enough love

    • @graysonpitman8959
      @graysonpitman8959 Рік тому

      I like Michelle and I'm Looking Through You

    • @sathira_anuk5179
      @sathira_anuk5179 5 місяців тому +1

      Norwegian wood and Girl

    • @jarnekompier
      @jarnekompier 5 місяців тому

      Great shouts too. One of the few beatles albums where I feel like there isn't really any song that isn't great

    @FUTURESQUASH767 2 роки тому +6

    You should do an album ranking for Judas Priest

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 Рік тому +1

      Hes done a recent Metal bands ranking tier list. Claiming he’d only put them in A Tier because of how influential and important they are to metal. Though he prefers Iron Maiden.

  • @sirpiou8856
    @sirpiou8856 2 роки тому +2

    "A C-tier Beatles album is still better than most albums that anyone will ever release ever."
    right on

  • @JustAnotherCover
    @JustAnotherCover Рік тому +2

    The 2nd half of Abbey Road is the single one reason that's my fav album 🥺

  • @danielweir9253
    @danielweir9253 9 місяців тому

    As a life long Beat,es fan I really appreciate Mike’s perspective on them. As I normally associate him with being more focused on the technical side of the music rather than the emotions it was really cool to hear him talk about the emotional weight of She’s Leaving Home and how much it affected him. That’s what I admire about them, they had solid musicianship and the ability to write songs that were strong on the feels.

  • @NoPointsHarry
    @NoPointsHarry 2 роки тому +3

    while i agree mostly with this review i have to disagree with your opinion on the B side of abbey road, i personally think the ‘long one’ is one of the best musical compositions since beethoven i think the emotional rollercoaster it takes you on perfectly captures the career of the beatles also the guitar battle between john paul and george on the end is astonishing, however great video👍

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому

    Help is one of my favourite albums. I think a lot of people kinda forget about it. So many good songs and no duds

  • @DarkWolf3399
    @DarkWolf3399 2 місяці тому

    I like everything about this video except for one thing. I feel like you shoulda went through each album chronologically cos this is essentially just a worst to best. As soon as you announce what album it is we know where it places immediately whereas if you go through in order of release there would be more of an anticipation to see where you’re gonna rank it.

  • @colinrobert6766
    @colinrobert6766 2 роки тому +3

    16:30 Act Naturally is a cover by Buck Owens, but I agree with how you described it

  • @davidpayne2363
    @davidpayne2363 Рік тому

    I totally agree with your take on, SHE'S LEAVING, it's a very beautiful but yet haunting song, it always brings a tear to the corner of my eye everytime that I hear it!

  • @devinjerry2780
    @devinjerry2780 3 місяці тому

    The Beatles for Sale album was pressure from the label. They had to put out 2 albums a year and it was December. Pretty sure it came out a few days before Christmas.

  • @favabeans1697
    @favabeans1697 2 роки тому

    Do you happen to do reviews of local bands? Maybe not worth a full video but possibly a video with multiple different small bands on it, would like to see what you think about our album!

  • @Weremoogle
    @Weremoogle Рік тому

    My favorite Beatles albums are Abbey Road, Magical Mystery Tour, and the white album, in that order from first to third. Amazing what they accomplished together.

  • @classiclife7204
    @classiclife7204 2 роки тому

    I agree with S, A. Slight (and unimportant) differences I'd have is moving "For Sale" up to C, and moving "With The" and "Let it Be" down to D. I also think a persuasive argument can be made for the Capitol edition of MMT being moved up to B, and moving Please down to C simply because of technical limitations on that antique record.

  • @theshape3370
    @theshape3370 2 роки тому +3

    Paul McCartney actually played his D-28 acoustic on blackbird it’s amazing, also on help, “I need you” is one of there best and most underrated songs in my opinion

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому +1

      I like it and I think it's well-written. Just came across as a little stereotypically sappy for my tastes. I think I've Just Seen a Face feels more real. Just my 2 cents.

  • @dickmonkey-king1271
    @dickmonkey-king1271 2 роки тому +2

    The Beatles would probably have the top 3-5 albums of all time if they'd condenscened them. Best of Sgt Pepper + Magical would make one incredible album. Same for other writing sessions that got split up.

  • @eryanc
    @eryanc Рік тому +2

    Their first album is so underrated

  • @mikereif7240
    @mikereif7240 3 місяці тому

    A couple of great beatles song worth mentioning which you didn't. Things we said today- Rain- If I needed someone- Night before- Ive just seen a face- I want to tell you. By the way Rain and she said are identical songs rhythm wise.

  • @TheBlackQueen
    @TheBlackQueen 2 роки тому +1

    Very interesting take on Abbey Road. I don't know if I agree but I can definitely see what you mean. But at the same time, that medley has been very influential to Progressive music in the common occurrence of bands taking small songs and stringing them together to make one long song. George Martin said that he decided to make the first half of the album in the vision of John Lennon with each song having such a major independent vision, and the latter half being a more experimental construction between the songs in the vision of Paul McCartney.

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому

      John also agreed with me that the back half is a mess.

    • @TheBlackQueen
      @TheBlackQueen 2 роки тому

      @@BecomeTheKnight He also didn't like Let It Be, and a lot of Paul's songs in general.

  • @jonah1976
    @jonah1976 Місяць тому

    If you haven't already, please rank the Electric Light Orchestra albums.

  • @one_with_kevrything9825
    @one_with_kevrything9825 2 роки тому +2

    I would have included the singles as Past Masters Vol. I & Vol. II for ranking purposes.

  • @puncherry
    @puncherry Рік тому

    idk what you do on this channel but I'll subscribe to support you bc you're basically genius, even if I don't agree with everything :)

  • @LageYouTube
    @LageYouTube 2 роки тому

    I would've loved to see what you think about Harrison's All Things Must Pass. It was pretty much done by the time they broke up, and in it are plenty of songs Macca and Lennon had rejected

  • @stevenbacon-cheddar9914
    @stevenbacon-cheddar9914 2 роки тому

    1 exposed everyone around me in my age group to the Beatles, and although it is basically a greatest hits album, I think it had birthed a solid re-emerging of their music in pop culture and should be on this list for sure.

  • @duff0120
    @duff0120 2 роки тому

    we have all waited for this video for YEARS!

  • @jj-if6it
    @jj-if6it 3 місяці тому

    I'm a huge Beatles fan and never listen to the Yellow Submarine album. All Together Now has grown on me though and Hey Bulldog is one of my all time favourite Beatles songs!

  • @takodabostwick8507
    @takodabostwick8507 2 роки тому +3

    1. The White Album (my number one rock/metal albums of all time)
    2. Revolver (top 5 rock/metal album of all time)
    3. A Hard Day's Night (first album I ever bought with my own money and my favorite early Beatles record)
    4. Abbey Road (iconic, but Sun King is why it's 4th and not 3rd)
    5. With the Beatles (better than the debut and the cover songs were definitely better and the original songs were better as well)
    6. Let It Be (Solid final album, and I will still defend it)
    7. Past Masters (All the songs that never appeared on any Beatles album, and they are fantastic, both early and later singles)
    8. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club (I love this album, but I personally think that it's overrated)
    9. Please Please Me (Debut album is really fantastic)
    10. Magical Mystery Tour (EP, but I'll still call it an album and the B side is fantastic
    11. Rubber Soul (Great album, but Wait and Run For Your Life are my least favorite songs)
    12. Help (A Hard Day's Night part 2, but B side was mostly filler songs except for Yesterday)
    13. Beatles For Sale (Released only to make money over the holiday Season)
    14. Yellow Submarine
    I do understand your opinion about the White Album. Yes there are there some crappy songs, but the good songs totally outway the bad.

    • @randomanton
      @randomanton Рік тому

      There are just too many songs. I think the good ones are GREAT. but too many bad ones to rank #1!

    • @MrOasis316
      @MrOasis316 Рік тому

      Half the fucking white album is complete dog shit rubber soul or abbey road is their best album

    @LEE_MILLARD 2 роки тому

    Great review ! 🎸

  • @RS-ni3lj
    @RS-ni3lj 2 роки тому

    You need to hear the 2017 mix of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, it just hits different.

  • @rhythmandmoose
    @rhythmandmoose 2 роки тому

    Magical Mistery Tour didn't have those 4 singles attached to it. They only came with the CD version. The original vinyl was an EP.

  • @hughreid5303
    @hughreid5303 10 місяців тому +1

    Honestly the b-side on abbey road is the best part

  • @stefano.b65stef77
    @stefano.b65stef77 4 місяці тому

    Hi, Am i crazy to put Let it be number 2? The white album would be my number 1, followed by Abbey Road, sgt pepper would be maybe number 7, never liked it that much, apart from a day in a life

  • @NeonRadarMusic
    @NeonRadarMusic 2 роки тому +1

    Never forget that Twist and Shout was recorded while Lennon had a cold, and this was recorded AFTER recording the other songs the same day. Few things more rock and roll than that. Don't try it at home though.

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  2 роки тому

      Shit, I actually didn't know that. Now I think it's even more *iconic*