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« on: March 05, 2017, 09:07:18 AM »

The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

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Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 7.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
The Word
Michelle
What Goes On
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
If I Needed Someone
Run For Your Life

My pick for booting off this first round is easy.

The Word.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:21:09 AM »

The one we've all been waiting for and dreading at the same time Smiley

What Goes On must not go on, lol.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 09:23:51 AM »

This is gonna be hard.

But despite how great of a song it is, it kinda just is the worst song on the album.



Sorry Ringo
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:02:39 AM »

the word
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 11:09:22 AM »

My pick for booting off this first round is easy.

The Word.

Blasphemy!

Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die?

I can't vote off What Goes On yet either. I love singing along to John's part and listening to Paul's bass playing. And I truly love that lyric. I always get a kick out of it. This album may very well be the hardest to rank. The quality and production of songs are so consistent, it's harder to parse them. Revolver, Sgt Pepper, and the White Album are stylistically more diverse, which makes it a little easier to rank our preferences.

My vote this round is for Drive My Car. I like John and Paul's harmony. John, particularly, gets a cool tone which compliments Paul's shouting very well. The harmonies only get better, though... Overall, one of the few Beatles songs I don't care much about. Never cared for the lyrics.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 11:34:50 AM »

There are very few Beatles songs that I hate.
Run For Your Life is one of them.
Cringe worthy lyrics that ruin this album for me
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 12:03:23 PM »

There are very few Beatles songs that I hate.
Run For Your Life is one of them.
Cringe worthy lyrics that ruin this album for me

They're not the least sexist lyrics ever but they ruin the whole album for you?
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 03:59:28 PM »

What Goes On
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 05:25:43 PM »

There are very few Beatles songs that I hate.
Run For Your Life is one of them.
Cringe worthy lyrics that ruin this album for me
I love that song! Yeah, the words are really mean but I don't care much about words. It's a catchy tune!

Anyway, there are a few songs that could go off immediately but I'll somewhat randomly choose Wait.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 07:06:25 PM »

Anyway, there are a few songs that could go off immediately but I'll somewhat randomly choose Wait.

You should randomly choose 'What Goes On'
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 10:25:12 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 05:40:32 AM »

To me, there's really only one obvious choice to vote off on Rubber Soul.

Much like the Help record, it's the Ringo sung faux country tune (though this one is an original, and Ringo's first songwriting credit). 

What Goes On
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 10:09:51 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 04:01:56 PM »

You should randomly choose 'What Goes On'
If it makes it past the first round that's probably next on my list.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2017, 06:27:14 AM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

"The Word" is boring big time. I skip it everytime.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 06:42:12 AM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

"The Word" is boring big time. I skip it everytime.

Agree. Big time!
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2017, 06:55:53 AM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

"The Word" is boring big time. I skip it everytime.

Agree. Big time!

Aww! No wonder I never join in these games. "The Word" is my all-time favourite Beatles song.

Even if they'd recorded "The Word" and nothing else, they'd still be the world's second best band. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2017, 07:13:34 AM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

"The Word" is boring big time. I skip it everytime.
For me it has nothing to do with Ringo and everything to do with the fact that I just don't like the song. I love Ringo but I'm not going to vote off a song I like better just to give him a break, lol! Ringo's time to shine is coming on future Beatles Survivor Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2017, 08:22:03 AM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

"The Word" is boring big time. I skip it everytime.

I'm not anti Ringo, but IMO, the Ringo leads are easily the weakest songs on both Help and Rubber Soul. 
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2017, 12:17:12 PM »

What's with people voting song with Ringo lead 1st? Just because he's not Paul & John? So what?

That has absolutely nothing to do with why I voted for 'What Goes On'. I love Ringo to death and I have spent probably over 43 hours of my life verbally defending him from cynical people who don't and never could begin to attempt to understand what makes magic magic. The Beatles were 4 guys, as we all know (whether George Martin belongs in this equation is another conversation), and take any member out and it wouldn't have been The Beatles. Ringo might not have been John Bonham or Keith Moon but his drumming in it's way was just as creative and innovative, just more subtle. For some reason most people can't hear that, but it's easy if you try. But most importantly, Ringo was a Beatle. He was born one. He was the heart and beat of the Beatles.

That being said, 'What Goes On' is just the worst song on the album in my opinion. I only said sorry to Ringo because 1. I feel bad it's his song I'm throwing off the bridge first and 2. just in case he reads this forum as a guest. I don't want him bumbling round his house going "Oh, even Beach Boys fans hate me".
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2017, 05:08:23 PM »

1. I feel bad it's his song I'm throwing off the bridge first and 2. just in case he reads this forum as a guest. I don't want him bumbling round his house going "Oh, even Beach Boys fans hate me".

This made me laugh because it could Ringo's voice in my head as I read it.  LOL
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2017, 06:06:04 PM »

Ringo just sounds flat and amateurish, like another suggested, his time to shine is coming up.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2017, 06:12:43 PM »

What Goes On is the one song I skip when listening to this album. Have to vote it off
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2017, 10:52:05 AM »

The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

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Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


13 votes gathered for 5 different songs.

What Goes On at smileysmile gets voted off of smileysmile. (7 votes)

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 10.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
The Word
Michelle
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
If I Needed Someone
Run For Your Life

Round#1 What Goes On

My pick for booting off this first round is easy, for the second round now...

The Word.

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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »

OK, the obvious choice is gone, and it got way difficult way fast. 

I'm Looking Through You

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