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The Best Beatles Albums 

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Updated July 20, 2018 23.2k votes 3.6k voters 70k views 30 items

List Rules Feel free to add any Beatles albums I guess, even things like 'Love' or 'Anthology' or whatever.

After becoming the greatest and most popular band in the world the Beatles decided that they would rather be artists than performers. Especially after they stopped touring, 'the album' became the focus of their creative energy and the central channel through which the listener experienced the band. Thus the Beatles made their albums into works of art instead of 'just collections of singles' (which makes the number of Beatles albums on the list of the best albums of all time a lot less surprising). The Beatles' albums are their true legacy, their true gift to posterity, their true claim to immortality. But which one is best?

Abbey Road or Sgt. Pepper's? Revolver or Rubber Soul? With the Beatles or Meet the Beatles or The Beatles? It's time to finally decide which Beatles album is the greatest and this time you, the fans, get the vote! And once you've voted for and ranked all the albums, you can get really detailed and vote for the best Beatles songs ever. Long live Beatlemania!

If you're curious what kind of acts the Beatles would have been up against if they hadn't stopped touring, check out the greatest live bands of all time.
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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1969); Tracks: Here Comes the Sun, Oh! Darling & Because
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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1965); Tracks: Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone & Girl
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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1966); Tracks: Yellow Submarine, Taxman & She Said She Said
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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1968); Tracks: Piggies, Back in the U.S.S.R. & Rocky Raccoon
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hea... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1967); Tracks: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Within You Without You
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Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
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Help! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1965); Tracks: Yesterday, Another Girl & Ticket to Ride
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Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1970); Tracks: Let It Be, I Me Mine & The Long and Winding Road
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Please Please Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1963); Tracks: Please Please Me, A Taste of Honey & Baby It’s You
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Meet the Beatles! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1964); Tracks: All My Loving, Hold Me Tight & Hold Me Tight
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Beatles for Sale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1964); Tracks: I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, Medley: Kansas City / Hey‐Hey‐Hey‐Hey! & Baby’s in Black
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A Hard Day’s Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
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Beatlemania! With The Be... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1963); Tracks: Not a Second Time, Please Mister Postman & You Really Got a Hold on Me
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Let It Be...naked is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
Evan Sarzin added
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Yesterday & Today is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1966); Tracks: Drive My Car, Day Tripper & And Your Bird Can Sing
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Past Masters, Volume Two... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
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Past Masters, Volume One... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
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The Beatles’ Second Albu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1964); Tracks: Please Mr. Postman, I’ll Get You & Roll Over Beethoven
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Beatles 1 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
Royals04 added
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Beatles ’65 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1964); Tracks: Mr. Moonlight, No Reply & I Feel Fine
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Something New is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1964); Tracks: Tell Me Why, And I Love Her & I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beatles Albums
By The Beatles (1969); Tracks: Yellow Submarine, Sea of Holes & Pepperland Laid Waste