Beatles for Sale

The Beatles - Beatles for Sale
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Based on 4 reviews
1964 Ratings: #6 / 26
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1964 Ratings: #13
December 4, 1964 / Release Date
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Yes, it's probably the least memorable Beatles album, has some great songs, some good ones, and some not as good ones. It's a nice little album overall, but it pales in comparison to everything else on The Beatles' discography.
This is pretty much the sound I expected when I started their discography. While I don't dislike it, this album didn't really do much for me. It was fun for the most part, but it became extremely repetitive fairly quickly, and this is completely forgettable.
However, I am more excited to go further into their catalog as I have heard that the next few records are some of their best works, so I guess that's a plus.

Favourite Tracks: Rock And Roll Music; No Reply; I'll Follow The Sun; Baby's In ... read more
Like Please Please Me, it's enjoyable, but a chore to get through with everything being so repetitive. Not to say it's a bad album, god no, I mean I gave it a strong 6. But there just aren't enough solid tracks to keep me engaged throughout the whole album.
A really enjoyable album, but that's it, sadly. But fortunately, The Beatles have HUGELY improved since this LP. There's nothing more to say about this album. It's fun to listen to, it's got charm, but that's it. Also, some of the songs feel like they were copy-pasted from the earlier songs in the album, and this gets repetitive overtime. I like the album, it's just not something I'd love to listen to often.

Favorite Songs: No Reply, Rock and Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun, and Honey ... read more
I like that this album distinguishes itself from the previous three records by being far more bitter but this is still unfortunately quite forgettable and inconsistent. The biggest problem here is the lack of standout tracks.

Best Track: I'll Follow The Sun
Worst Track: Honey Don't
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Track List

  1. No Reply 
  2. I'm A Loser 
  3. Baby's In Black 
  4. Rock and Roll Music 
  5. I'll Follow The Sun 
  6. Mr. Moonlight 
  7. Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey 
  8. Eight Days A Week 
  9. Words Of Love 
  10. Honey Don't 
  11. Every Little Thing 
  12. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party 
  13. What You're Doing 
  14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
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