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Rubber Soul vs. Revolver

Old 09-05-06, 10:41 PM
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Rubber Soul vs. Revolver

With the recent resurgance of the poll, "Sgt Pepper's vs. Pet Sounds," a huge consensus said that either Rubber Soul or Revolver would beat out the two. Of course Rubber Soul UK not US.

Well let's put them head to head:

Rubber Soul:

This album has the best and worst songs from both of the two albums, "You Won't See Me" and "Run For Your Life" respectively. "You Won't See Me" is one of the greatest songs ever recorded by the Beatles. Just listen to the harmonies, bass part and tambourine/drums. "Run For Your Life" though, sounds like it was written in 5 min.

Harrison makes some solid songs on both albums, but this has the best. "Think For Yourself" is one of his finest songs while "If I Needed Someone" has a great 12-string guitar part.

"The Word", "Nowhere Man", and "Girl" have some of the greatest harmonies ever on a Beatles record.

I think "Drive My Car" is a redundant song.

"In My Life" is one of Lennon's finest works.

Revolver

"Here, There and Everywhere" simply put: the greatest love song of all time. "Good Day Sunshine" is another fine one too. When you're in love, listen to those.

The guitar work in "And Your Bird Can Sing", "She Said She Said", and "Doctor Robert" is incredible. I could practice my entire life and never get that sound or feel.

"Eleanor Rigby" and "For No One" are very hauntings songs. I love them.

"I'm Only Sleeping" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" can make anyone feel like they've just taken LSD. Note- it's funny, in "IOS", Lennon sings "Float Upstream", while in "TNK" it's Down stream.

I never really liked "I Want To Tell You"

It's close, but Revolver wins!!
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To me this isnt close.Sure Rubber Soul was the 1st album of the Beatles evolution and a great record but Revolver blows it away imho.
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"Revolver" is my favorite Beatles album, period.
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Originally Posted by darqleo
"Revolver" is my favorite Beatles album, period.
Mine too. Although, "A Day in the Life" is their best song...
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Revolver is the best Beatles album.
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I would put neither in my top 4 Beatles albums, but I prefer Revolver of the 2.
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REVOLVER by a mile. Awesome album.
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It's hard to compare classics like this, but Rubber Soul is the better ALBUM. If we are just talking song vs. song, then it's Revolver.
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Rubber Soul in a heartbeat... I also don't think 'Run For Your Life' is anywhere close to being thier worst song.

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"The Word" is one of my top-five least favorite Beatles songs of all time. Even up against the Ringo-does-Carl Perkins covers.

Advantage: Revolver
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If I had to choose between these two then Revolver would take the cake, but to be honest I think both of these albums are really, really overrated. I had never heard of people holding these albums to the level people do until VH1 and some other companies began coming out with top 100 album lists several years ago and these two albums took the #1 spot on a few of them. I've always found their later work to be far more interesting. Give me The White Album, Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, and even Let It Be any day over one of those two albums.
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Has to be Revolver. "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "I'm Only Sleeping" are both in my top 5 Beatle songs.

Anybody interested in the making of Revolver, should check this link out. Pretty cool...

edit to add:

To the poster above, I don't need a magazine or VH1 to tell me I love an album that I grew up on, thank you.

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Originally Posted by Fielding Mellish
"The Word" is one of my top-five least favorite Beatles songs of all time. Even up against the Ringo-does-Carl Perkins covers.

Advantage: Revolver

how funny..the word is one of my favorite songs by the beatles
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Rubber Soul in a heartbeat... I also don't think 'Run For Your Life' is anywhere close to being thier worst song.

MATT
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Originally Posted by Jackson_Browne
If I had to choose between these two then Revolver would take the cake, but to be honest I think both of these albums are really, really overrated. I had never heard of people holding these albums to the level people do until VH1 and some other companies began coming out with top 100 album lists several years ago and these two albums took the #1 spot on a few of them. I've always found their later work to be far more interesting. Give me The White Album, Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, and even Let It Be any day over one of those two albums.

You gotta be kidding me...

The White Album? That album could be condensed to one disc and then it would compete with Rubber Soul/Revolver. Let it Be is so uneven and so is Magical Mystery Tour.
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Let It Be and Magical Mystery Tour over Rubber Soul and Revolver.
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You forgot to mention "Got to Get You Into My Life" from Revolver, one of the best Beatles songs out there.

My vote goes to Revolver.
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anything with a backwards guitar solo takes the cake in my book
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Revolver is the first Beatles album that has a song for which I have no use - "Love You To". Take out that song (and "Tomorrow Never Knows") and substitute both sides of the "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" single, and then I'd like it better than Rubber Soul. As it is, I no longer have to make the choice - both albums will fit together on one CD-R.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
Revolver is the first Beatles album that has a song for which I have no use - "Love You To". Take out that song (and "Tomorrow Never Knows") and substitute both sides of the "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" single, and then I'd like it better than Rubber Soul. As it is, I no longer have to make the choice - both albums will fit together on one CD-R.

makes a lot of sense....let me guess you dont like the sitar??

what would be interesting would be one album, 14 songs between rubber soul, revolver and all the singles from those two years...id make a thread but i cant overkill the beatles on a DVD site's message board!!
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
makes a lot of sense....let me guess you dont like the sitar??
I like the sitar, but I don't like George's quasi-Indian songwriting attempts. For instance, I think the sitar in "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is heavenly.
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what would be interesting would be one album, 14 songs between rubber soul, revolver and all the singles from those two years...id make a thread but i cant overkill the beatles on a DVD site's message board!!
The single from the Rubber Soul period is "We Can Work It Out"/"Day Tripper". We would then have the following track listing:

We Can Work It Out
Day Tripper
Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think for Yourself
The Word
Michelle
What Goes On
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
If I Needed Someone
Run for Your Life
Paperback Writer
Rain
Taxman
Eleanor Rigby
I'm Only Sleeping
Love You To
Here, There and Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One
Dr. Robert
I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

but I doubt they'd all fit on one 80 minute CD.
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I picked REVOLVER, but SGT. PEPPER'S is the Beatles' very best.
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I think Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the Beatles' best album, followed by Revolver, then Abbey Road.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
I like the sitar, but I don't like George's quasi-Indian songwriting attempts. For instance, I think the sitar in "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is heavenly.The single from the Rubber Soul period is "We Can Work It Out"/"Day Tripper". We would then have the following track listing:

We Can Work It Out
Day Tripper
Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think for Yourself
The Word
Michelle
What Goes On
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
If I Needed Someone
Run for Your Life
Paperback Writer
Rain
Taxman
Eleanor Rigby
I'm Only Sleeping
Love You To
Here, There and Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One
Dr. Robert
I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

but I doubt they'd all fit on one 80 minute CD.


Yeah, I'm saying make a 14 song album between all them songs...That would be damn near impossible.

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