Help! album cover

The Beatles, Help!

Capitol, 1965, rock

B, 1966:

C, 2002:

H, 1951: While not a groundbreaking accomplishment, this is still a perfectly fine Beatles album and, as such, I would place it a lot higher on this list. Fourteen great songs, including two fun covers, and two songs by George, and none longer than three minutes and ten seconds, and not an iota of filler anywhere. John, Paul, George and Ringo were overflowing with talent, and were as cohesive a recording and performing unit as any in rock. Again, not their greatest, but the second-string offerings from these lads were far better than the best of many groups. My track pick would be the moody “You've Got to Hide Your Love Away,” but “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” is a must-listen cover, and the title song and “Ticket to Ride” are both timeless classics. I never grow tired of listening to this stuff.