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A Hard Day's Night

Beatles

1964

A Hard Day's Night

Album Summary

A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964 by Parlophone, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name. The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing that included selections from George Martin's film score. In contrast to the Beatles' first two albums, all 13 tracks on A Hard Day's Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, showcasing the development of their songwriting partnership. The album includes the song "A Hard Day's Night", with its distinctive opening chord, and "Can't Buy Me Love", both transatlantic number-one singles for the band. Several of the songs feature George Harrison playing a Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar, a sound that was influential on the Byrds and other groups in the folk rock/jangle pop movement.

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Rating

3.91

Votes

5641

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Pop
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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

It's about damn time. 136 albums and I finally get a Beatles album. I calculated the probability and there was supposed to be a nearly 2/3 chance I should have already got a Beatles album by now. But finally. This album is underrated. I said it. Why? Just look up people's reviews on this page or on reddit or wherever. They'll say, "Oh well I prefer this later Beatles album" and of course you do, the innovation in instrumentation, songwriting, and production spirals out of control following Rubber Soul. But you can't unfairly give this a lower rating cause you have to compare it to something entirely different. Anyway... This is my favorite pre-Rubber Soul album. No covers. Full on McCartney-Lennon pop songwriting genius from start to end. There's something to love about each track. Let's start with the songs I think are perfect. "A Hard Day's Night", "If I Fell", "And I Love Her", and "Can't Buy Me Love". Between superb vocals, complex chord progressions, impactful lyrics, and a fistful of energy and punk, these songs reflect exactly why they're so loved. It's hard to even come close to mimicking these songs, even if you knew their secrets. There are some interesting quirks here and there, like how in "Any Time At All" it feels a bit empty, and yes it is supposed to have more lyrics, but it doesn't detract the power in Lennon's voice, McCartney's high pitch support, and catchy melodic tune. Even "weaker" songs like "I'll Cry Instead" have interesting chord changes and instrument choices that don't make for a dull experience. The Beatles are a pop sensation, and I swear it's really hard for me to write what I love about Beatles albums. I discovered the entire Beatles discography when I was 10, and I never listened to any other album until I was in college. I kept playing those same albums on repeat for years, and even now they're my most frequently visited. I can sing along to every song in their discography. So how can I tell this is worthy of the 5 stars? I can measure how much I like each song but how excited I am to sing along to each of them. So a song like "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" I don't feel much a push to sing along to, and likewise "I'll Cry Instead" I'm the least enthusiastic about. Is this a bias toward catchy pop songs? Well, after knowing all the lyrics to the Abbey Road Medley or the unusual picks in Sgt Pepper or White Album, I don't believe that's the case. Just the ones that really grab my attention. And with this album, more so than any other pre-Rubber Soul album I can belt all the lyrics with some degree of intense enthusiasm. There was nothing that even came close to The Beatles in the early 60s. At least later in the decade you had rock albums by Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Love, etc... but not this early. You were dealing with the likes of Bobby Vinton and Andy Williams... who cares? This album more so than the other pre-RS displays their incredible level of innovation that everyone would follow and adapt to. It's important not to disregard these early Beatles albums. When I'm looking for classic rock n roll, early Beatles albums will always be the first place I look.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
3

Pretty good. Do these guys have any other albums?

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Wed Aug 11 2021
2

This does nothing to dispel my belief that The Beatles are one of the most over rated bands ever. Sound like a slightly updated version of the Everly brothers. I think their position in pop culture buys them a lot of good will.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

’m a much bigger fan of John than Paul mostly due to the Beatles post touring years. Regardless, a John dominated LP suits me just fine. Very solid album with only a  few minutes of filler.  And HDN is from the days when few bands (particularly white bands) putting out  a lot of pumping music.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

The first Beatles album containing only original compositions finds the greatest songwriting duo of all time still honing their craft. They won't get it perfect until Help! one year later, but there's enough on this record to show that this lot are here to be taken seriously as composers, not just mop-haired pop stars. Lennon's wicked tongue launches its two pronged attack on, 'I'll Cry Instead' and, 'You Can't Do That', fueled by insecurity and childhood resentment, which contrasts superbly with McCartney's more refined and palatable, 'Can't Buy Me Love' and, 'If I Fell'. They're on their way.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

The Beebles

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Wed Jul 20 2022
1

1 Ah fuck here we go. I have a complicated relationship with The Beatles - in that I generally really don't care for The Beatles. However, after sitting down and giving A Hard Day's Night a good listen... Yeah not much has changed. This is The Beatles at their most bubble gum-poppy, and I just really can't say I see the appeal. Don't have much else to say on this one. Favorite songs: ???? Any Time at All I suppose

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Thu May 06 2021
5

The best of the early Beatles records, and the peak of their early pop, Beatlemania years. The quintessential pop album by the quintessential British band. First album of fully original material and every song is a winner from the opening iconic chord of the title track, to the unexpected and premature fade out at the end of 'I'll Be Back'. What's staggering is this would be most bands high point yet the Beatles would get better than this, albeit their best albums would be purely studio affairs. Much has been written elsewhere about this album, it's influence and legacy but all you need to know is that it is that good and is easily a 5 star affair.

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Fri May 21 2021
5

Possibly the best of the Beatles Pop albums. Features all time great tracks like ‘Hard Days Night’ & ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ as well as some lesser known greats like ‘I Should Have Known Better’

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Haven't really done super-deep dives on any pre-Rubber Soul Beatles records, so this was fun - every song under three minutes and the whole record done in 30. Even the songs I wasn't familiar with were immediately catchy. Rightfully thought of as the pinnacle of this era.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
5

Top of the pile of the early Beatles albums, and also technically a soundtrack. John has a lot of machismo throughout the record, while Paul seems a bit more coy and smitten. You start to get a small taste of things to come as the songwriting starts to get more focused.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

The quintessential Beatles album. Filled to the brim with catchy tunes and full of the energy that brought them to the top of the music world.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

While my heart lies with post-Rubber Soul Beatles, this album is probably their best showcase of their early sound. A strong and well done collection right here.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

1. + 2. + 3. = 4. + 5. = 6. - 7. = 8. + 9. = 10. + 11. - 12. + 13. +

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Thu Jun 03 2021
1

they're horny and annoying

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Mon Nov 16 2020
5

One of my favourite

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Great stuff.

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Nice

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

classic

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

Even though I prefer their albums when they got more progressive, I love this album. Not a bad song on it.

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Sat Jun 19 2021
5

Perfect.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

It's The Beatles, it's woven into the essence of my being, it's always been there because Mum loved Lennon. Even when I hear songs I don't think I know it turns out I suddenly know all the lyrics, like it's part of some collective memory we all have now. It's the ultimate pop record, but above all else, it makes me smile like a fool.

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Sat Jun 19 2021
5

And it’s not even my favourite album by the Beatles. Speaks volumes!

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Amazing. Perfectly timed for the day. A favorite album now.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

classico, lembrou da viagem

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Banger

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

I mean, it's the Beatles..

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Iconic

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

First record of all originals, and it's ridiculous that there are no duds here. Encapsulates the early era heights before they start evolving.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

G7sus4 ¡PUM! Abres un disco dándole con todo a ese acorde explosivo y raro y lo dejas sonar para entrar con una canción cuyo título es contradictorio y difícil de entender a la primera. "A Hard Day's Night" es desde mi punto de vista el disco en el que los Beatles se dan cuenta que pueden hacer lo que se les de la gana. Para empezar, es teóricamente el soundtrack para una película que podría (y tal vez debería) no existir y de cualquier manera está lleno de hits. No solo eso, es el tercer álbum completo que lanzan tras tan solo año y medio de haber sido "descubiertos" por Brian Epstein y durante este tiempo además de grabar tres discos estuvieron en una gira por Reino Unido y Estados Unidos y filmaron la película. Y además de ser el tercer LP, es el primero en el que el no tienen ningún cover. Tener covers era lo normal en aquel entonces, un poco para llenar el tiempo y un poco para mostrar habilidades al retomar canciones que ya habían funcionado con otros. Sin tener ni un cover, el disco es totalmente suyo y les permite meter una gama muy amplia de tracks, desde algo que es casi un bolero con guitarra acústica (And I Love Her), temas con sonido de Folk aunque sin ese tipo de letras (Things We Said Today y I'll Be Back) y cosas que aún suenan al Rock 'n' Roll de la década anterior (You Can't Do That y I'm Happy Just To Dance With You). Otro detalle a notar es como sus propias letras van cambiando. Por un lado, las de estilo de Paul, que aquí son dulces y evolucionarán a ser cursis; y por otro lado las de Lennon, que ya están llenas de celos locos y agresividad que se notarán más en los siguientes discos. Para acabar, la portada. Quizá sin contar Please Please Me, todas sus portadas son icónicas y esta no es la excepción. Que por cierto no sería icónica si las disqueras se hubieran quedado con la portada diseñada para la película.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

Es muy complicado ser objetivo con este álbum (quizá con cualquiera de los Beatles, de hecho), pero lo intentaré. Como dato curioso, las primeras canciones que conocí de los Beatles fue por un disco llamado "Oldies but Goodies"; una compilación con algunos de sus primeros álbumes donde venían "A Hard Day's Night" y "Can't buy me love". Esas dos canciones tenían un sonido particular que jamás habría logrado interpretar hasta que leí la reseña de este disco: la Rickenbacker de 12 cuerdas. Nunca había escuchado este álbum completo y en orden, y había un par de canciones que probablemente nunca había escuchado antes, y que no me gustaron tanto: "Anytime at all" y "I'll be back". En una situación normal, eso haría que el disco no fuera 5 estrellas, pero si por otro lado se considera la importancia histórica de este disco, la decisión no resulta tan sencilla. Claro que no soy nadie para dar una opinión tan tajante, pero podría afirmar que no hay nada similar a este disco en esta época . Es rock, sin duda, pero un rock raro: mucho más complejo musicalmente que el "rock & roll", pero a al vez fresco alegre, como si fuera pop, un término que ni siquiera sé si existía en la época. También es interesante cómo lograron incorporar algo de "folk" y quizá algo de blues, pero sin perder su esencia propia.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

Up there as one of my favourite Beatles albums. I Should Have Known Better.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

I mean...

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

Amazing album. 5 star lock.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Classic.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
5

Not their best, but a great album. It's crazy to know that all of their albums came over just a 7 year period. Lots of familiar songs you can listen to over and over again.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

Dumb beatles >>>>>> Introspective Beatles

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

classic.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

those opening cords....wow!

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Sat Jan 30 2021
5

Obviously going to be a five. No explanation needed.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
5

SOBERBIO

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Bealtes! Always 5 stars (except maybe the Yellow Submarine album!)

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Briliant! A classic! What a mood lifter 😀

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Fri Mar 26 2021
5

No commentary needed.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

A classic!

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Classic

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Sun Mar 28 2021
5

Fantastic

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

First album listened to.

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

Just loved it!!

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Fri Mar 19 2021
5

100% cool

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Sat Jun 19 2021
5

Is there anything better, really?

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Fri Apr 09 2021
5

Classic

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Thu Apr 08 2021
5

Love The Beatles! A classic and undoubtedly helped shape the music industry

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Great mix of completely fresh and Beatles twists on other influences

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Fri Jul 16 2021
5

The ONLY bad thing I have to say about it album is how short it is!

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Sat May 22 2021
5

Exquisitely crafted pop music.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
5

It’s The Beatles

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Wed Sep 08 2021
5

Historic

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

Quality songs embedded in my mind, almost didn't need to listen Very crisp production by today's standards. Refreshing

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

this is beautiful, a masterfully crafted album. though it won't lose any of its magic without a couple of filler songs. i liked it, it is naive and romantic

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Love this album. Love it LOADS.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

A great early beatles record that it sounds good after more than 50 years .

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

Awesome

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Wed Oct 20 2021
5

i'm not sure the beatles would ever get less than 5 stars from me. anything i could say about them would doubtless be redundant, so i'll just remain thankful they found each other, and grateful for the music they've left us.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

A Hard Day's Night is what can only be described as Absolute Classic Beatles. Interesting to find out that the first half of the album was a part of the soundtrack from a film of the same name. It was their first album to feature entirely original compositions. It was such a delight to listen to, it felt so comfortable and familiar to listen to, even though this is the first time I have listened to this album in full. Best: A Hard Day's Night; Can't Buy Me Love Worst: Can't pick.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
5

Early proof of genius pop songwriting. 60s pop rock'n'roll at its finest without studio experiments. Arguably the purest of the great Beatles albums.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
5

I've only recently come around to early Beatles. After all these years I think I can finally say this is a pretty great album.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Recently learned the guitar solo on the title track is played slow and the recording is sped up.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Never heard of this band.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Iconic

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

10/10. Really good album.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

9/10 nice pop rock album, the main detractor is the way that all the songs run into each other

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

good stuff

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Sat Dec 11 2021
5

For the longest it was a battle between Rubber Soul and Revolver as my favorite Beatles album. But now there's a third contender. The Beatles find their songwriter voice on this album, which I believe is their first album um of all original material. And what material it is. The songs are all excellent and the band is so damn tight. Step aside Revolver, move over Rubber Soul there's a new contender to the crown 5 🌟 🤩 ⭐

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Classic! Iconic! Wonderful! This was my favorite Beatles CD when I was a kid and it holds up with their 60s rock style that they mastered!

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Sun Dec 19 2021
5

Beatles unforgettable tunes live in my heart forever.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

Loved Loved

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Tue Jan 04 2022
5

Really? I don't think I need to justify this one.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Possibly the best early Beatles be album, 13 originals with plenty of brash Lennon rockers and a few mellow McCartney ballads. If you don't dig this album then you probably don't dig the Beatles, man. Personal favourites are the title track, And I Love Her, Things We Said Today, You Can't Do That and I'll Be Back. Cracking stuff.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Great

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Lindo!

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

ótimo começo

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Charming, powerful - both timeless and of its time. Their first record free of covers doesn’t offer too many hints of the breadth of genius that lay ahead, but a great listen all the same. And I Love Her stands out, supported by pop classics like Cant buy Me love. Beautiful

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

The best of the pre weed smokin' Beatles albums.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
5

Iconic Beatles

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

a hard day's night, of course

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

El primer disc amb composicions pròpies i una nova pica en Flandes per demostrar quina era la millor banda del moment, de la década, i una de les grans bandes de la història. No hi ha un sol segon que sobri

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

The Beatles, they play so lovely they seem Brazilians! 😍

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Sun Feb 13 2022
5

Beatles = vinilo.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Dynamite. Not as fleshed out, maybe simpler than their other albums but some really nice moments.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

This album is so great! One of the best of their earlier works

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Finally! Some Beatles! It was of course a fun listen. And... er... rating it is pretty tricky. The thing is, "A Hard Day's Night" was one of my least favorite albums by the band. Yes, least favorite. And yes, "was". Although "And I Love Her" is the very first Beatles song that I love, as well as the reason why teenager me dived deeper into their discography despite the geo-blocks on YouTube during those times. Listening to it again, it's much better than I remember. Considering the fresh sounding tracks with infectious melodies and simple structure, it's not hard to see why these boys set the music scene on fire during their time. "A Hard Day's Night", their first all-original album, written while constantly touring and making non-music projects, is probably the epitome of their early works, their early musical force at full power. Their early works are pretty tricky to rate. But regardless of how I approach this, it doesn't change the fact that early Beatles albums have this kind of raw, infectious energy that I love. Those albums, including this one, have a few minutes of fillers and are not as mind-blowing as their later works, but I will keep on coming back to them to just sit back and enjoy some music. And because of that, I guess this album deserves a five star. Two classics and two five stars in three days, what a nice week!

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Tue Mar 29 2022
5

I am in Liverpool just now , quite topical

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

The very eye of the very greatest of hurricanes. A book could be written about this album and probably has.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
5

banger

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Mon Apr 11 2022
5

Classic

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Tue Apr 19 2022
5

It wasn’t a hard days night listening to this album

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

Easily the best Beatlemania album. Packed with classic hits and underrated gems. The first album with all original material, and a fantastic movie to boot.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
5

Moptoppery again, some great tunes on this first soundtrack from Richard Lesters film which helped to define the Fab Fours public personalities. See Peter Jackson's "Get Back" TV series to get a sense of the "Real" Beatles. Highlights on this album the Title track that takes me back to my childhood, "And I Love Her" (The first bass line I ever learnt. "The Things We Said Today" (A Classic), finally "You Can't Do That" a tour de force of early Beatles songwriting. A great power pop album, that was influential on both sides of the Atlantic. (There would have been no Monkees without Dick Lesters' Beatles films!) Rightly on the list in my opinion.

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Wed May 04 2022
5

And I Love Her

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Sun May 15 2022
5

Love it!

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Tue May 17 2022
5

The Beatles’ first record to feature entirely original compositions, and the only one written solely by Lennon-McCartney, A Hard Day’s Night finds the songwriting partnership realizing its full potential, and the band in full swing. George’s jangling guitar had an immeasurable influence on the folk-rock movement, and Ringo’s propulsive rhythms serve as a driving force throughout. Although the group would achieve a higher degree of artistic and critical success in later years, this record stands as the pinnacle of their early work, the purest form of Beatlemania to be heard, and a sign of wonderful things to come. Standout Tracks: A Hard Day’s Night, And I Love Her, Can’t Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I’ll Be Back

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Tue May 24 2022
5

Excellent

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Classic. Amazing harmonies and really fun songs.

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Sun May 29 2022
5

The first great Beatles album full of classic songs, beautiful harmonies, memorable melodies, tight rhythms a d great playing. 5 🌟

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Increíble! 1964 y estos genios haciendo esto a sus 22-24 años. Los Beatles se han caracterizado por hacer discos memorables, pero creo que este fue el que empezó a cambiar la historia de la música.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

A pretentious-free honest straight up rock pop album. Amazing what the Beatles could from the beginning. I know nowadays songs like You can’t do that are impresentable, and with good reason I guess but it’s an almost 60 year old album! Give it a break and enjoy the sound of simpler times, also, Can’t buy me love and the title track rock hard af. I wonder how this album will sound once they make the “stereo 2024 mix”, for me the top was the Mono edition from 2014

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Automatic five stars because I own this album. I bought this during a class trip to Ottawa in 2002, I’m pretty sure from the Rideau Centre. These days, I don’t listen to it often but I do still like it. I don’t think there’s one weak song on the album. This is the fourth album that I already knew before today.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: A hard day’s night, And I love her, Can’t buy me love

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Fri Jul 01 2022
5

Essential.

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Sat Jul 02 2022
5

Nice album. Perfect for summer days! 10\5

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Album 1, 1000 to go! What a place to begin! Having had the Beatles playing in the background when growing up (courtesy of parents), we had the double "Blue Album" CD covering their most well known hits from the period 1967-70 so familiar with songs from the latter end of their band career. It's great to listen in full to some of their earlier poppy/folky tracks, which I didn't really spend a lot of time listening to when younger. Regardless of their two distinct former and latter sounding periods as a band, the Beatles will always have a special place in my memories.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

To paraphrase another reviewer, You can’t rank Beatles album’s against eachother. It’s a solid 5 start to finish. Cover art 5/5

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

It's the beatles

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

amazing album. best early beatles album imo

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Genius. Even the less well known songs are almost perfect, and the bigger hits are among the best of all time.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

One of the beatles best, and I feel like this makes me lose a recent argument that I had regarding whether an album has to be "themed" in order to be 5 stars. Although there isnt any particularly clear theme for hard days night, the songs are all amazing and stand alone. 5/5

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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

This is an album chocka block with quick fire pop bangers.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Brilliant. I didn't realise before, but this is very much John Lennon's album. Only a couple of obvious McCartney tracks.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Supremo

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

"If I Fell" is one of the best love songs ever recorded, and "Things We Said Today" stops me in my tracks. This album gives me the warm fuzzies, and the film is a fun watch. I will always love The Beatles.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

Reminds me of Saturday mornings at my parents.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

So many great Lennon vocals on this album! I love two minute long songs as well. The 2009 remaster sounds so good.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

"A Hard Day's Night" is the third studio album from The Beatles and the first album with all Lennon/McCartney originals. The writing and recording of the album coincided with the filming of their movie with the same name. Side one contains all songs written for and from the movie and were recorded before the filming. To complete an album, additional songs were recorded both before and after the filming. As for the music, yeah, they're all pop classics. "Sputnikmusic"'s Dave Donnelly said it best and I have nothing to add: "short, peppy, pop songs characterized by layered vocals, immediate choruses and understated instrumentation." The US version is different with songs from the George Martin's film score. I admit I would need a diagram of all the US and UK early Beatle album differences. This is the first album with George Harrison using a 12-string Rickenbacker guitar which had great influences on bands like the Byrds. Also, of note, no songs sung by Ringo and no Harrison written songs. Oh, Ringo is credited with the album'/film title with a comment he made during filming. Fun fact. Hard to critique classics and side one starts out with three bona-fide classics: "A Hard Day's Night" with Harrison's guitar starting note. Here's your short, peppy, pop. Oh, McCartney on the cowbell. "I Should Have Known Better" has that great harmonica start and those harmonies. Speaking of harmonies, the third song "If I Fell" has plenty of them and is a ballad of sorts. And, the first side ends with the first single and McCartney song and composed "Can't Buy Me Love." What I can say? Although not as hit-packed, the second side continues the great pop songs. Two favorites for me are the McCartney "Things We Said Today" with his lead singing and the harmonies and Lennon's "You Can't Do That" - I'm a sucker for cowbell. This album is an obvious classic and I admit it's the first time for me listening to it from start to finish. I've listened to their albums starting with "Rubber Soul" multiple, multiple times. Not so much their very early stuff. Well, that's changing.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

A John album, but Paul gets to share lead vocals with him on the perfect title track. The George song is fine, but he's not trying to take you home as much he's just looking for someone to dance with. Not much for Ringo to do, although he allegedly originated the album's title, which in turn means he originated the movie's title, where he's featured prominently. Plus I enjoy his cowbell on the title track he inspired. This is either the sixth or seventh best Beatles album, but it's a landmark album: the first one where every song was written by Lennon/McCartney. It's also 30 minutes of pure bliss.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Love this album. It's just banger after banger. Not sure if I'd heard the 2009 remaster, but I love the mix, with different instruments per ear, and vocals in the middle. 5/5

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Not my favourite theirs but given a 5 for cultural impact

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

An all time great album. Great collection of all Lennon/McCartney originals and the vocal work between the two is beautiful. Favourite song is hard to choose but I enjoyed the call-and-response chorus of Any Time At All a lot whilst listening.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Big surprise: the album is very good. Favorite track: Things We Said Today

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

5 stars. Classic. Nothing to add

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

I hadn’t listened to a whole Beatles album before today. I didn’t like the mixing on Apple Music - too much going on on left speaker and not enough on right, but the music was excellent. Songs I already knew: Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love Favourite after listening: I’m Happy Just To Dance With You Overall: surprised by how much I enjoyed it. 9/10

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Masterpiece. Great early Beatles, and my favorite of their pop stuff. “Anytime at all” is a great early song hinting at what to come.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Of course like many fans I prefer the later Beatles period but this album is probably one of their best early-years ones. First of all it’s all original songs. Some of them sound even more « modern » than others from 1964. McCartney/Lennon prove their songwriting talents and their ability to create simple yet not that simple melodies. Though not as elaborated as their later period albums, A Hard Day’s Night still shows some audacious chords changes and original arrangements. Of course my favourite song is “And I Love Her” which for me could totally have been a post-Rubber Soul song. Brilliant album. Loved it.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

Great!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Loved all the songs

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

I’m not really sure what to put in the notes on some of these. Classic.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
5

Classic. Love it

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

One of my favourites. The best of the early Beatles era. Short album but just packed with bangers. 5/5

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

What can you say that hasn't been said here. These are all great Beatles songs, and this album is just half the journey because it's the soundtrack to a great film as well. Some of Lennon's greatest vocals are on this album, and the whole thing just rocks from start to finish. Amazing.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
5

Clásico

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

As good as it gets

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

Probably would go closer to 4.8 if I could. Definitely a lil more on the one note side compared to later stuff but they're the beatles and nearly every song on this album is a stone cold classic so fuckoff.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

Very fun! A lot of familiar songs such as a hard day’s night and can’t buy me love

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

A classic

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Such fantastic songwriting and performing. I’ve heard it more times than I can imagine yet I still love that opening chord that starts the title track and album. Brilliant album by these wonderful artists.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Faut faire abstraction de certains textes plus misogynes, mais côté mélodie, accroche, rythme, facilité à entraîner son auditoire, c'est génial

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Wed Dec 07 2022
5

Yeah it's great stuff, they could've done well for themselves.

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Tue Dec 01 2020
4

8/10

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

They'd already announced themselves to the world before this album came out, but it's their first (and only) album to be comprised entirely of Lennon-McCarthy compositions. John contributed more songs, but for my money, Paul's are better. And I Love Her is the standout on the record, and Things We Said Today is maybe their most underrated early offering. Best track: And I Love Her

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Wed Oct 07 2020
4

Lots of hits. Pleasant listen.

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Fri Oct 16 2020
4

Classic!!

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

Good stuff, but I cant do all the relationship shit

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Beatlemania still strong

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Fun and boppy, with lyrics made for screaming 16 year old girls.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

First steps towards greatness but not quite there yet. Better to come soon so I’ll save my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For their more mature albums

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

Not their best album but definitely not bad.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

A classic album from the boys!

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Great classic rock album

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

I don't think you're allowed to rate this album less than four stars.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Very 60s vibe en very kort

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Sun Apr 25 2021
4

Obviously great, probably deceptively simple, though things like the country/surf/flamenco tinged rhythm guitar of And I Love Her hints at things to come. The lyrics, though sharp, are pretty basic and by the numbers pop love blossoming/love in peril stuff

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

Erg goed rock achtig beatles album, would listen again

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Hab dabei den iPad-Ständer gebaut

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

Really Good one

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

El álbum me ha gustado mucho, normalmente no me gustan muchas canciones del mismo álbum, pero este fue la excepción, siento que el álbum va muy con como soy yo, tiene muy buenos ritmos, movidos o lentos. Gran álbum

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Bängeri Gammaldags lyrics men bra fiilis

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

Yeah, its Beatles, and yeah its good. We already knew that. Duh out of 5

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

1964, gutes album

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

They definitely had an influence.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

If there was a 4.5 option I’d probably go with that

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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

Sehr interessant, weil mitten in der Übergangsphase aufgenommen als Kaiserkeller und Star-Club gerade mal ein gutes Jahr zurücklagen, die ganze Welt in den Monaten seitdem aber auf 41 Grad Beatlesfieber zugesteuert war. Interessant auch, weil sich hier abzuzeichnen beginnt, was 5 Jahre später zum Ende der Nummer führen sollte: dass der Mann mit den größten Ambitionen und dem leicht besseren Händchen für die ganz großen Nummern wahrscheinlich McCartney war/ist, während Lennon die Edge, den Biss und die Disruption galore besorgen wollte und konnte. Und so pubertiert sich das hier lustig adoleszent vom Skiffle-Erbe („Anytime at al“, „When I get home“) durch harmlose Teenienummern („Should Have Known Better“ und „If I Fell“) zu ersten echten Ambitionen mit Schielen auf väterliches Approval von George Martin („And I Love Her“) und sich Bahn brechender Erwachsenen-Gemeinheit nach Lennon-Geschmack („You Can’t Do That“). Sicher nicht der Beatles größter Wurf, aber schöner Einstieg für die Plauderrunde.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

So many hits on one record (movie). From that era I think I preferred their balads.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

solito dei beatles, anche qua non conoscevo tutte le canzoni. molte canzoncine allegre di storielle d'amore, nice

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Hey these guys are kinda good

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

great guitar tones.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

very poppy, but very good of course. very groovy, but the lyrics got a bit tiresome. "You can't do that"... sign of the times! Any Time at all is top

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Mon Apr 12 2021
4

I actually really like this album. The vocal harmonies and songwriting have really started to mature by this point.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Jangly upbeat skiffle-era Beatles. Some forgettable songs, two mega-hits, and replay-able mid-tier tracks. Wish there were more bands mimicking this phase of the Beatles.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Knew some of the songs for this one! Nice to have on while working in the kitchen.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

it has some nice themes, however these themes could have been explored more or a bit more unique. this album felt a bit boring to listen to, there is not that much substance to it lyrically. musically though, it is okay.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Duidelijk een popalbum die moest gesmaakt worden door een groot publiek. Ik kon het dus ook wel smaken

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Sinds de film Yesterday hebben de Beatles een extra dimensie gekregen. Leuke muziek.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

Good, but look, I get that Beetles is a fine band, no need to drop every single album here...

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Interesting how much variety there is in beatles music

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

A tale of two sides! Love the oldies but surprised that side two has so few good songs

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

При всем качестве песенного материала можно посетовать на однообразие аранжировок на данном этапе. Впрочем, Beatles и стали одними из первопроходцами в проявлении фантазии в области аранжировки композиций. А песни очень классные. Пятерки попридержу для каких-нибудь личных любовей (интересно, когда наступит этот момент в данном списке?)

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

Zwei wirklich gute Lieder. When I get home und I can’t do that Bringen das Album gerade so auf 4

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

Kann man heute alles für selbstverständlich halten, aber das ist schon großartige Musik!

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

pop rock nice 4/5

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Sometimes a regular album sounds like a greatest hits record. Although this style is not really my cup of tea in general; but, it's hard to deny the appeal of "can't buy me love" and "Can't do that". Basically, any of the can't songs.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

I enjoyed this album a lot. So iconic. 4/5 stars.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Some good songs. early Beatles definitely not as interesting as later Beatles 3.5

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

Old school beetles when they were at their most 'pop'. Really like the theme of love and romance and the Ballards mixed with the really dancy pop songs. Good album.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
4

Reminds me of my first crush.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Catchy tunes and classics. Great harmonies and singalongs to songs you half know as well as the ones you've heard a thousand times.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Mainly bops, few bangers

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Wed May 12 2021
4

all time greats

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Wed May 12 2021
4

A classic

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

I'd consider myself a big Beatles fan but I think this was the first time for me listening to this the whole way through - think this one ranks somewhere in the middle, I think you could call it the best of the worst? Which, being a Beatles album, is still better than 90% of albums by my reckoning - not quite up there with Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt. pepper, the White album and Abbey Road (and arguably Magical Mystery Tour), but not a million miles away - you can definitely hear the beginnings of the sonic experimentation that developed throughout the above albums - the opening chord to a Hard Day's Night is iconic, And I Love her is great (especially George's guitar), and it has some bangers like Can't Buy Me Love and You Can't Do That. A big step up from the first few albums for me, and probably more interesting than the next two before Rubber Soul landed, this is a really solid contribution to their discography

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

Jam-packed with classic Beatles masterpieces. I'm a Beatles fan, but I love the White Album, Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road much more than this one.

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