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.
’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.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. + 2. + 3. = 4. + 5. = 6. - 7. = 8. + 9. = 10. + 11. - 12. + 13. +
Pretty good. Do these guys have any other albums?
One of my favourite
Even though I prefer their albums when they got more progressive, I love this album. Not a bad song on it.
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.
And it’s not even my favourite album by the Beatles. Speaks volumes!
Amazing. Perfectly timed for the day. A favorite album now.
classico, lembrou da viagem
I mean, it's the Beatles..
First record of all originals, and it's ridiculous that there are no duds here. Encapsulates the early era heights before they start evolving.
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.
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.
Up there as one of my favourite Beatles albums. I Should Have Known Better.
Amazing album. 5 star lock.
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.
Dumb beatles >>>>>> Introspective Beatles
those opening cords....wow!
Obviously going to be a five. No explanation needed.
Bealtes! Always 5 stars (except maybe the Yellow Submarine album!)
Briliant! A classic! What a mood lifter 😀
No commentary needed.
First album listened to.
Just loved it!!
Is there anything better, really?
Love The Beatles! A classic and undoubtedly helped shape the music industry
Great mix of completely fresh and Beatles twists on other influences
The ONLY bad thing I have to say about it album is how short it is!
Exquisitely crafted pop music.
It’s The Beatles
Quality songs embedded in my mind, almost didn't need to listen Very crisp production by today's standards. Refreshing
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
Love this album. Love it LOADS.
A great early beatles record that it sounds good after more than 50 years .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently learned the guitar solo on the title track is played slow and the recording is sped up.
Never heard of this band.
10/10. Really good album.
9/10 nice pop rock album, the main detractor is the way that all the songs run into each other
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 🌟 🤩 ⭐
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!
Beatles unforgettable tunes live in my heart forever.
Really? I don't think I need to justify this one.
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.
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
The best of the pre weed smokin' Beatles albums.
a hard day's night, of course
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
The Beatles, they play so lovely they seem Brazilians! 😍
Beatles = vinilo.
Dynamite. Not as fleshed out, maybe simpler than their other albums but some really nice moments.
This album is so great! One of the best of their earlier works
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!
I am in Liverpool just now , quite topical
The very eye of the very greatest of hurricanes. A book could be written about this album and probably has.
It wasn’t a hard days night listening to this album
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.
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.
And I Love Her
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
Classic. Amazing harmonies and really fun songs.
The first great Beatles album full of classic songs, beautiful harmonies, memorable melodies, tight rhythms a d great playing. 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.
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
Lots of hits. Pleasant listen.
Good stuff, but I cant do all the relationship shit
Beatlemania still strong
Fun and boppy, with lyrics made for screaming 16 year old girls.
First steps towards greatness but not quite there yet. Better to come soon so I’ll save my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For their more mature albums
Not their best album but definitely not bad.
A classic album from the boys!
Great classic rock album
I don't think you're allowed to rate this album less than four stars.
Very 60s vibe en very kort
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
Erg goed rock achtig beatles album, would listen again
Hab dabei den iPad-Ständer gebaut
Really Good one
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
Bängeri Gammaldags lyrics men bra fiilis
Yeah, its Beatles, and yeah its good. We already knew that. Duh out of 5
1964, gutes album
They definitely had an influence.
If there was a 4.5 option I’d probably go with that
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.
So many hits on one record (movie). From that era I think I preferred their balads.
solito dei beatles, anche qua non conoscevo tutte le canzoni. molte canzoncine allegre di storielle d'amore, nice
Hey these guys are kinda good
great guitar tones.
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
I actually really like this album. The vocal harmonies and songwriting have really started to mature by this point.
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.
Knew some of the songs for this one! Nice to have on while working in the kitchen.
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.
Duidelijk een popalbum die moest gesmaakt worden door een groot publiek. Ik kon het dus ook wel smaken
Sinds de film Yesterday hebben de Beatles een extra dimensie gekregen. Leuke muziek.
Good, but look, I get that Beetles is a fine band, no need to drop every single album here...
Interesting how much variety there is in beatles music
A tale of two sides! Love the oldies but surprised that side two has so few good songs
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?)
Zwei wirklich gute Lieder. When I get home und I can’t do that Bringen das Album gerade so auf 4
Kann man heute alles für selbstverständlich halten, aber das ist schon großartige Musik!
pop rock nice 4/5
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.
I enjoyed this album a lot. So iconic. 4/5 stars.
Some good songs. early Beatles definitely not as interesting as later Beatles 3.5
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.
Reminds me of my first crush.
Catchy tunes and classics. Great harmonies and singalongs to songs you half know as well as the ones you've heard a thousand times.
Mainly bops, few bangers
all time greats
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
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.
Brilliant, one of beatles' best
Classic early Beatles, full of short snappy Top 10 poppy hits. Enjoyed the tunes I wasn't familiar with - would listen again, wouldn't download. As ever with them, so many tunes you know without knowing the titles.
A lot of early experimental magic here. But it is very samey throughout, which does knock it down a point for me
Their first album without covers. A lot of love songs. I like them, very pop and happy. (7/10)
How do you rate The Beatles? Kind of an impossible task. Just give every album 5 stars? I'm normally not a big fan of these kinds of poppy love songs, but The Beatles can make even those sound good. That said I'll give this 4 stars since I like a lot of their other stuff better. Feel like I'm grading on a curve though.
Harsh 4, only because other albums are so much better
Bops upon bops
4.5/5 It's an easy day's rating.
I've got no hill to die on here. I'm not a big fan of the Beatles in general. But I at least found this one listenable. So take that for what it's worth.
The Beatles are very goods. I like "A hard day's night", "I should have known better", "And I love her" and "Can't buy me love".
fun but a bit same same
I don't often listen to early Beatles anymore. I've heard the songs a million times, and I definitely prefer post 1965 Beatles, but this was really great to revisit. A few random observations: - The harmonies. So amazing and great to hear John and Paul working together. - Paul's ballads And I Love Her and Things We Said Today. Just beautiful. - They didn't give Ringo a song on this one??? What the heck? I thought he got a song on every album. - I know it's not possible, but I feel like I've never heard When I Get Home before. It's pretty much a throwaway song, so maybe it just never stuck in my head. - Some of these songs are just so exciting. Tell Me Why is a great example. Great album, shows a band progressing in leaps and bounds. Still not up to the level of their later years, but very good. 4 stars.
My fave Beatles albums are the later ones when they locked themselves in the studio and performed audio alchemy. But this is great. A lot of "love" songs but if you listen there is always a little twist or darker undertone. It wins stars just for the opening chord which distills down the entire emotion of that first song into one Draaaannnggggg.
Solid album. Appreciate that it is the first to feature nothing but original compositions. The highs are super high, but I don't think it has cover to cover playability the same as later albums. 4/5
Always enjoy The Beatles but any time I listen to a full album it’s definitely 50/50 great tracks and ok tracks. This is no different
One of the worse Beatles albums. 8/10
Totally iconic of course. Personally I prefer later Beatles. Hard day's night has a couple of their best songs obviously, but feels like it's passed out with a lot of forgettable clichéd filler that doesn't show the personalities and talent we know from hindsight that had to offer.
Not my favourite Beatles album but still classic NB 13 songs, 30 minutes. More like this please modern people....
Not a Beatles fan by any stretch of the imagination but this is a solid album with some pretty good songs on it.
At the same time that is very easy to listen to anything from "Beatles", it's very hard to evaluate it. This is not an absolutely perfect album, but almost everything that I had to listen to for my whole life had some influence on this kind of thing, so it's absolutely important for my life. I'll finish with 4 starts and without a lot of comments to avoid any injustice. This is the (almost) first album from the band and they have some problems.
Bit spooky that we get our first Beatles album on the eve of the long awaited Disney documentary 😱. Coincidence? Yes. I'm not convinced I've ever listened to Hard Day's Night all the way through. It's a very sweet sounding album. Enjoyed getting stuck into this and I look forward to their future offerings!
First rating so easy does it
Damn beatles are good
Songwriting is fantastic and it's hard to ignore the impact of this album. Half of the songs are excellent, the other half are kind of... plodding. Best Track: "A Hard Day's Night"
Though a tad old, Hard Day's Night is a great album and their best before Rubber Soul where The Beatles had a string of perfect albums. Really the only dud on here is When I Get Home and have to be in a good mood to like Tell Me Why and I'll Cry Instead. Apart from that every song is fantastic, with the title track being my favourite. I'd also have to recommend the Hard Day's Night movie and some of the bloopers from the album on YouTube as well for a good laugh.
nice pop album from the beatles taht still holds up today
Un bon albupm avec beaucoup de classique mais pas leur meilleur. 4.25
The Fab Four at their purest. Not an album I’ve consciously listened to for years - I’m generally a late Beatles man rather than early - but you can’t deny it’s brilliance. Lacking in sophistication in places but at a time when most bands needed to supplement their own material with covers, this is Lennon & McCartney honing their craft as songwriters. An album that will be studied alongside the work of the classical composters in years to come. Nothing on here is less than an 8/10 with the obvious hits that are nothing short of perfection. I will be revisiting soon. Consciously.
That opening chord gets me every time! Some parts of the album start to drag, but overall great! I'll always love The Beatles.
I would've been a terrible Beatle. I don't have the hair.
Quality beatles magic but not the most sublime.
sad boy love
I both like and dislike this album. I think it's the issue that I've heard all of these songs innumerable times and they've become banal. I tried to imagine what it would be like to hear this album for the first time and it's solid.
Really great, but not their most enduring. This blurb from Apple Music is perfect: "the first glimpse of our modern idea of the Beatles: safe but a little strange; warm but with shades of bleakness; a band that experimented tirelessly without ever leaving the mainstream."
I have a soft spot for this album because I watched this movie so many times at the height of my "Beatlemania" (hey, we were all cringy high schoolers once). That opening chord on "A Hard Day's Night" is legendary. However, for the album as a whole, its weak points are just a tad bit too skippable and uninspired ("You Can't Do That" being one of my least favorite Beatles songs). That being said, "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" and "If I Fell" are absolutely stunning and some of my favorite tracks.
C'est très bon. Même que ça m'a refait découvrir les beatles de la période avant Sgt. Peppers. En fait c'est juste difficile de ne pas aimer ça, l'album fait juste donner le sourire et le goût de danser. 4
Je pensais mettre 5 mais c'était plutôt un 4,5 car il est vrai que certaines chansons sont un peu chiantes à force cependant il y a And I Love Her et c'est incroyable
Influenceurs avant l'heure.
Peace and love 😎✌️🌟🌈
It's not their best by a long shot but it's still The Beatles, you know? The hits are there and they're amazing and the other tracks... well, it's still The Beatles. There's not a bad track on the album. But there are some fairly mediocre ones.
Bulletproof. A couple of sentimental slowies hence not the full five.
Y si me apuran 3.5
Ah les Beatles! En terme de vinyle, la face A, de A Hard Day's Night jusqu'à Can't Buy Me Love, est pratiquement un sans faute. Il y a les percussions faites avec les toms qui sont un peu étranges, mais les chansons restent bonnes et efficaces. À part pour I'll Be Back qui est vraiment superbe, pas de grandes chansons mémorables sur la face B. Les harmonies vocales sur If I Fell sont superbes.
Great album. Things we said today and Should have known better are my favorites.
It took me till my 142nd album to get a Beatles one and then I get my second on my 145th… Like buses… Insert standard pretentious “I tend to only listen to post Rubber Soul Beatles albums” comment This is one of the great pop records and the first of all original material for the Beatles, one of their best pre Rubber Soul. Shows the versatility and the progression of the Beatles’ song writing that the same band would go on to record Revolver two years later and the previous year their first two albums were made up 40% of covers.
Exciting up and coming band never heard of em Not their best bust still really good
Not their best but you can really hear them coming into themselves on this album
Sex sells people, G rated sex still sells
Do these guys ever do anything wrong? No. A great album. The sound is pre-experimental Beatles, so it may appear boring for a regular listener. I, though, find a "vintage" beauty in their classic sound. John and Paul create some godly catchy love lyrics, they never leave your mind. Jangly guitars, sometimes harmonicas, all thes combined together create another pop-perfected masterpiece of The Beatles.
listened to again it's a good album
It's the Beatles (red best of Beatles, so rock and roll rather than wild experimentation Beatles). Side A is a bunch of all time classics with very little filler. Side B is a bunch of filler with very little all time classics. I'm only this harsh because they are that good.
Funny that this is probably one of the weaker Beatles albums. This album is fantastic, some great catchy songs and the Beatles becoming the Beatles. Cool rhythms and feel. Lyrics are a bit juvenile and the solos aren't anything too great.
It's buck wild how much great music the Beatles put out in the 60s. This album is stellar, and it isn't even close to my top five Beatles albums. There's not much else to say about this album. It's good from the very first note. It would be nice if they wrote fewer love songs, but that's the early Beatles for you. Well worth a listen 4/5
It's the Beatles, obviously
Genre: Merseybeat 4/5 Finally, my 156th album generated is the first Beatles album I've received this entire exercise. A Hard Day's Night, while not their biggest album, and while not necessarily showcasing the best of The Beatles catalogue, it's their biggest showcase at the time of the true power that was held by the best selling songwriting duo in music history. Lennon/McCartney are the songwriters credited on all 13 songs here, a first for The Beatles and a landmark effort for Pop Rock. Not many groups or artists could boast to have written every song on their record, and certainly not many who did could point to the success that The Beatles had with their songs. A Hard Day's Night, the title track that landed them a #1 hit as well as a #1 movie, is a classic from the very first chord, and is a perfect example of the perfect pop song, right down to its iconic fadeout. The rest of the album, especially the first half (the songs featured in the aforementioned movie), are some of the best from the Early Beatles' era. From other pop rock perfections like the other #1 hit Can't Buy Me Love, to unsung heroes like John's loner anthem I'll Cry Instead, John and Paul finely craft a genuinely wonderful and memorable collection of songs. Paul's somber ballad And I Love Her is exquisitely sung and arranged, the hard rockin' You Can't Do That features some classic 3-part harmonies from the boys, and songs like the moody outro I'll Be Back, or the simple yet effective If I Fell, serve as hints of their future forays into folk pop music. Overall, this album isn't seamless, and won't be everybody's cup of Earl Grey, but for what it's worth, this is a damn good pop rock album. The movie is truly great too, if anybody is interested. Both are very worthy of checking out. Love these Brits.
They broke the mould and made a new one.
Not what I was expecting, but very much appreciated.
All good stuff.
Really great, but not their most enduring. This blurb from Apple Music is perfect: "the first glimpse of our modern idea of the Beatles: safe but a little strange; warm but with shades of bleakness; a band that experimented tirelessly without ever leaving the mainstream." [prior rate]
Um dos álbuns que eu mais escuto.
It's good. Solid stuff, cool jangly guitar bits. pure 60s pop sound.
Good shit. Classic 60's stuff and cute lyrics
I've always thought the Beatles are one of the most overrated bands of all time. It's not BAD (it's honestly pretty catchy) but it just simply isn't the high point of pop culture people claim. This album is full of cheesy 60s shit lyrics, doesn't even have the innuendo other artists SLIPPED IN to get past the smut police. It's a 3/5.
1964. Key Songs: A Hard Day's Night, Can't Buy Me Love, You Can't Do That
Too ballady for me but the big singles still slap
Et par evig bra klassikere, men mye love love love - mer platt enn senere Beatles
Fav Song: And I Love Her
Need to have another listen I think. All the jealousy and insecurity got a bit much at points - you blokes were the biggest band in the universe for goodness sakes
Dato curioso, para ser un disco dirigido a las masas preparatorianas de ambos lados del charco la mayoría de las canciones son de Lennon, para esas fechas ya estaban posicionados y podían hacer lo que quisieran, pero a mi parecer no es ni por asomo su mejor disco aunque si te da chills ese primer acorde al inicio del disco
Still not sold on the Beatles
uh oh. the beatles are in their feels again
Album molto piacevole da ascoltare, nella sua semplicità. Le melodie sono originali e specialmente le prime canzoni sono molto orecchiabili. Traspare il carattere ancora giovanile della band.
Me costó mucho trabajo concentrarme en este disco. A Hard Day's night pone la marca muy alta y creo que el resto del disco no logra alcanzarla. Songs: A Hard Day's Night, Anytime At All
Primero dejémoslo claro, es un buen disco... ok ahora sí.... Los Beatles eran una Boy Band, puede no gustarle a mucha gente, sí es cierto tocaban sus instrumentos, sí componían algunas canciones, sí siempre fueron talentosos... y no se hicieron famosos por ninguna de esas razones; los Beatles se hicieron un gigante porque tenían peinados lo suficientemente rebeldes pero aceptables para las escuinclas que comenzaban a generar hormonas; punto, no hay más. En realidad todo el inicio de la banda y esa época de canciones super pop de rocanrol en su mayoría covers si bien tiene su lugar siempre he pensado es sobrevalorada al extremo solo por ser "los Beatles." Este disco se siente muy como la cola final de esa etapa, aquí ya son por completo canciones suyas pero el sonido y letras siguen siendo el de hacer canciones pop para muchachitas, de hecho si comparamos este con anteriores hasta el sonido de rock que había se va un poco y musicalmente es todavía un pop más inofensivo que lo que hacían en algo como Meet the Beatles. Las letras igual siguen siendo solamente de "oh mi chica mi chica como la quiero uuuh si que romántico el amor de la fuente de sodas" en su mayoría (excepto por el poco punto de "John Lennon es un hdp" diciendo cómo va a madrearse a su novia por hablar con otro muchacho). El disco en general como mencionaba es agradable, tiene un par de canciones con puntos casi brillantes como el acorde antes de A Hard Day's Night; hay ya atisbos de que son más que la boy band, que aquí hay creatividad por explotar pero en realidad no siento que llegue a ese punto y sigue siendo un disco para masas bonito, fácil de escuchar y bien hecho para lo que es. Es un buen disco, y vendrán discos impresionantes de ellos; pero este todavía se siente como casi prefabricado en muchos aspectos.
Gotta love the Beatles
Classic record, certainly not my favorite Beatles record, but a great one from their early era.
Bin ja nicht so ein Jünger der bratzigen Boy Band Phase der Beatles. Viel ist einfach schon arg über-repräsentiert und so gefallen grad die mir eher unbekannteren Stücke wie „Things we said today“ oder das tolle „And I love her“. Schlanke 2.8
The Beatles before they became less experimental and interesting (IMO). Nicely crafted pop songs.
Il passe plus facilement que j'aurais pensé. Peut-être que je commence à être touché par la Beatlemania :):):):) Bcp plus d'instruments que d'habitude ? C'est très smooth, là oui ! (même si ça reste un peu guimauve) Fav : i'm happy just to dance with you + and i love her + can't buy me love C'est vraiment l'album qui résume les Beatles : très efficace, ça envoie, que des hits ou presque, mais c'est à double tranchant : ça pète un peu le crâne. Dès qu'une chanson (de 2-3 mn) se termine ça rebalance un hit.
A good album but quite a few filler tracks and now sounds dated.
I’m not a huge fan of old Beatles stuff
Must of absolutely slapped at the time, the similarities to modern pop are pretty crazy, but rating it as an album outside of its context, not something I'd revisit. Highlights: I Should Have Known Better And I love Her Things We said Today
Just got a chance to listen to it, i could jam to beatles tunes make me wanna do the 1960s mash potato also see how they influenced load of current day stuff 2 beatles out of 4
A few I've heard before but a lot that's pretty forgettable and repetitive.
A Hard Day's Night
Solides album, Beatles halt
Ne znam što vi mislite o ovom albumu, ali album je sasvim solidan za mene. Hitovi su hitovi, čisti pogodak, što je zapravo već dovoljno za rejting koji bi dao. Nije ni blizu njihovim ostalim koje smatram najboljima, ali daleko je ovaj album od lošeg albuma. Preporuka svakako za svakog tko želi proći katalog Bitlsa. Odavde se može vidjeti kakvu evoluciju na puno bolje su imali.
Quite a fun listen but I don't see the appeal of early Beatles; every song is about love and doesn't really sound too dissimilar from other artists of the time.
Contains a couple of great songs and the rest is all fairly likeable stuff
An alright album before they hit their creative stride. Good for the 60's though and some moments of brilliance.
Not the era of The Beatles that I live, or ever really listen to, to be perfectly honest but you cannot deny that this a a great pop record. There are about four songs on this album alone that most bands of that era would have killed to write
The lesser known songs are better. Good background
Classic Beatles, though I greatly prefer Revolver onwards. Some new tracks in here for me.
Beatlemania! Felfritt, såklart. Även om det inte når topparna som LSD-Beatles nådde, så är det så bra det blir i genren. Strösslat med klassiker, men ändå vissa spår som jag inte hade koll på sen innan. T.ex. Tell Me Why, som är en banger. Älskar också McCartneys Things We Said och Lennons If I Fell och I'll Be Back. Finns några svagare spår, som I'll Cry Instead, When I Get Home och You Can't Do That. 3/5, men, då jämför jag det i första hand mot andra Beatlesalbum. (Bästa refräng (ever): Can't Buy Me Love) Bästa låt: And I Love Her.
Obviously a good album. Some great songs highlight the potential ability of The Beatles but there are also a few skippable and non-memorable tracks.
Lot of Beatles songs I've never heard before. Fun.
A really consistent album and easy to see why it's a classic but I think it hasn't aged perfectly. Not much staying power in an album full of by the numbers love songs.
Not the best or worst beatles
An album built on a foundation of traditional rock'n'roll, but with added minor chords, pop hooks and rougher edges. Mark these boys as 'ones to watch'.
Early Beatles just isn't that exciting when compared with the later stuff but its all important in the overall story I guess. I've never seen the film, maybe that would give the songs more context. Still well done to the lads for starting to write some original songs for a change.
Some were good :) can't day I would re listen
The Beatles have never put out a bad album. Of all of the older Beatles records, this my be my favorite. The standout songs are "And I Love Her" and "Things We Said Today"
So, this album was good. But just good. Not really what you'd expect in hindsight from a band as important as the Beatles. Certainly enjoyed it thought.
This is nowhere near the Beatles best. Many of the songs sound the same, very simple melodies. I totally understand the significance of the Beatles in music over the last several decades, so I appreciate this album for that reason. “Can’t Buy Me Love” is about the only standout song on this record. Nice to listen to, but nothing of major note.
I do respect what the Beatles did for music but this album, in particular, sounded like a single 30-minute song. There wasn't any variety to what they were doing. Still an enjoyable listen.
Not the Rolling Stones.
Locker beschwingt, aber auch sehr belanglos.
S’alright. Over-rated though.
Lukewarm. Probably the Beatles' less interesting album. But pretty fun though. Doesn't get boring.
Good early Beatles. The hits are hits for a reason
The beginning of what was to come.
Meh, I continue to think the Beatles are extremely overrated. This wasn't bad but it also wasn't amazing or fantastic, pretty middle of the road and just okay 🤷🏼♂️
Half a song in: "Man, this fun, Old Beatles are way better than new Beatles." Seven songs in: "Wow, all these songs are entirely forgettable, no wonder everybody loves New Beatles."
17th February 2022 Listened on the way to and from Salisbury’s picking up some flowers to make the house look nice for the photographer. Bowling in gf evening. Classic but forgettable for me. They’re just warming up.
Didn't find a song that I really loved, but it was all solid
A handful of classics and the clear show of the promise yet to come from this band.
Some good songs. Mostly simple writing. Didn't blow my skirt up, but it did for a bajillion others.
Yeah, I'm glad they got better over time
Beatles early stuff ain't bad. Very pop-y, but generally uninteresting. They're fine.
I don't like the beatles very much, just the sound. But there's no denying that it's at least ok.
I like this album...but I don't love this album, as a standalone or really as a piece of The Beatles' discography. It is fun and catchy, and an incredibly significant album in the course of Beatles history. That said, I would put most of the songs on this album in the "good" but not "great" bucket. The particular flavor of 60s pop on display on this album is always kind of hit or miss with me, and this era of Beatles just wasn't my favorite. I'm rating this a 3/5, but let the record show that I'd put it at like a 3.5/5, if I could.
goodness, "and i love her" is possibly my favorite beatles' song. it's so wonderful and tender yet simple. learning that per paul, george was responsible for the guitar riff in that song made my day. their hits on this album are undeniably brilliant. "a hard day's night" always gets me moving! the other songs are nice to listen to. i don't think there's really a bad song in the bunch. but it's definitely early beatles and i can't get as excited about it. perhaps i'm unfairly comparing to their later, more exciting music. despite that, it was a nice listen and i appreciated hearing some deep cuts.
C'est les Beatles. On connait le son. S'écoute bien mais redondant un peu
I think we can all agree the Beatles are one of the greatest bands of all time, right? Then we can agree this album doesn't stand up compared to their older stuff. It should probably be on here, but it's not their best by a long shot: the songs are all variations of "I love my baby" or "I miss my baby", with some descriptions of very chaste romance. Compared to their later stuff, this is child's play. Favorite tracks: "A Hard Day's Night", "Can't Buy Me Love"
Some early beatles can be fun in small amounts
On ne peut pas reprocher aux Beatles de faire de la mauvaise musique, c'est toujours à minima agréable. Mais cet album était comme beaucoup assez banal malgré tout. Malheureusement, je sais déjà qu'au moment ou je presserai sur la troisième étoile pour valider mon vote, le vote du public afichera lui la note de 4, synonyme pour les Beatles de présence d'un autre de leurs albums moyens au pavillon Baltard.
Les Beatles comme on les connaît avec des chansons très connues, d'autres moins et encore d'autres pas très connues.
Sometimes maybe good, sometimes maybe shit.
Okay, I really like this album and always have. But if it is going to be i the list of 1001 albums surely that means most of the Beatles albums are in the list as well. Probably a tad over the top?
A great collection of catchy songs that fail to move me emotionally but do keep me listening (and happy).
least interesting of the Beatles albums so far. Would be a 4 for anyone else, but when the rest of your stuff is so stellar, I expect more. 3.
One of the greatest bands in the history of music! But this early stuff isn’t really to my liking, and I would not intentionally listen to this album again.
Okay, but they're not to "good Beatles" yet
Catchy and all but yeah what else
It was ok. Not my favorite Beatles album
please no not the beatles again help me
Не мое. Устарело.
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.
Can't buy me love A hard day's night La partie chiante des Beatles néanmoins
I didn’t realize till now that the Beatles were the boyband of the 60s
Good harmonies, but nothing making me want to relisten
Not a fan of their earliest work.
I don't think I'll ever get the hype behind the Beatles.
Not a Beatles album I would ever choose to play
It was ok. What you’d expect really. I prefer their later stuff.
Couple of good tunes but still not having the love for the Beatles
poppy as fuck and the pair of them finding their feet so a bit, eh, samey. 2
A couple of good songs but its all very one paced
Has some of my least favorite Beatles songs on it.
they're horny and annoying
No! No! No!
"If I Fell" is underrated af.