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The 6th, and first truly classic Beatles album!
on 9 July 2017
The Beatles' 6th album is largely considered one of their first genuine masterpieces. Sure, previous records were of course groundbreaking at the time and still are, but Rubber Soul is the first consistently great release, that feels more like an album than a collection of songs on one disc - in my opinion anyway!
'Rubber Soul' is also one of the few Beatles albums with a consistent sound all the way through. What I mean is; you can justifiably label each song as folk rock / melodic rock n roll, whereas other releases tended to have at least one massive curve ball somewhere, sticking out like a lightning rod amongst the others, e.g. the Proto Heavy Metal of 'Helter Skelter' or the...whatever 'Revolution 9' is from 'The White Album,' and many more. In some ways, it's the first 'serious' Beatles album.
Song wise, they're all very short and sweet and instantly memorable. The only drawback of this album is it's consistency. Songs are so similarly paced and stick the the same blueprint, that there isn't too much variation.