Beatles albums: Which is the best Beatles album? John Lennon had THIS favourite

The Beatles made a huge amount of music, with Paul McCartney and John Lennon working together to write fantastic songs. The Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership also created tension between the pair, which never seemed to entirely heal. However, it turns out another thing the musicians could not agree over is which is the best Beatles album.

Which is the best Beatles album?

Generally speaking, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

In fact, McCartney has spoken out about how this is his favourite album, telling Bob Costas in a 1991 interview: “It wasn’t entirely my idea but to get us away from being ‘The Beatles’ I had this idea that we should pretend we’re this other group.”

McCartney does, however, say this was one of his favourites, with each album representing a different moment in their lives.

However, Lennon has a very different view, with his answer clearly showing the animosity between the pair.

In a 1971 interview with Rolling Stone, Lennon said one of his favourite albums was The White Album, and gave a pretty harsh reason as to why.

He said: “[Paul] wanted it [The White Album] to be more a group thing, which really means more Paul. So he never liked that album.

“I always preferred it to all the other albums, including Pepper, because I thought the music was better.


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“The Pepper myth is bigger, but the music on the White Album is far superior, I think.”

Evidently, Lennon was keen to disagree with his songwriting partner, but Harrison believed both these bandmembers were wrong, especially McCartney.

Speaking in Anthology, Harrison said: “It [the making of Sgt Pepper] became an assembly process – just little parts and then overdubbing.”

In 1990 he said: “Rubber Soul was my favourite album, even at that time. I think that it was the best one we made.”

“The most important thing about it was that we were suddenly hearing sounds we weren’t able to hear before.

“Also, we were being more influenced by other people’s music and everything was blossoming at that time — including us.”

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Revolver was ranked the best album, while in 2011 Rolling Stone readers voted for the same album to take the top spot and The Independent opted for the same album in their rundown last year.

However, NME voters opted for the same favourite as McCartney, placing The White Album in second and Revolver in third.

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