Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965)


I've decided my favorite Beatles album is whichever Beatles album I'm listening to, so right now my favorite Beatles album is Rubber Soul. This is an incredible album. Not only was the boys' writing getting better, they didn't mess around in the studio. The whole thing was written and recorded in just 4 weeks (Oct 12 - Nov 15, 1965) and released December 3 in the UK, December 6 in the US - just in time for Christmas. Let me say that again. 4 weeks. The thought of that leaves me flabbergasted. There's been plenty written about this album, so I won't try to compete for fear of being accused of suffering from logorrhea.

In the latest edition of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2012), this ranked at #5.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #1 (6 weeks, Jan 8 - Feb 12, 1966)

Tracks: Since all 14 are good (I don't even mind What Goes On), I will rank my top 5 tracks:
5. I'm Looking Through You
4. Drive My Car
3. Michelle
2. Norwegian Wood
1. In My Life
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I came late to the Beatles - I didn't know all the words to these songs until I was 15.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Love (2006)
Anthology 1 (1995)
1967-1970 (1973)
Abbey Road (1969)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Help! (1965)
Please Please Me (1963)

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