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Then Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper's...followed by The White Album.
The others look like they could handle themselves quite well.
Then hit the White LP. Although if you're after catchy pop any of the earlier lps.
I thought that Cirque du Soleil Love soundtrack was pretty sweet. All remastered and mashed up and all.
The Red and Blue albums are a good introduction. Annoyingly the Beatles were unable to make an album without at least one shit song on it.
move onto fire, then maybe the wheel, and by retirement you might be up to the Roman Empire.
For fuck's sake.
This is a silly, impossible question. It's THE BEATLES. Just throw a dart at a list or pull a name out of a hat, and you've found your starting point.
Or just go from the beginning and work forward. Or just pick whichever one has a name you like the sound of. It doesn't actually matter. There is no gateway point like there is with, like, Bjork or something, where you'll be really put off if you start with Medulla. As revolutionary as they may have been, there is no wrong way to enter.
If you get those two, you'll have worked out what it is you like about the Beatles and you can explore on your own terms.
If you need a few more pointers, then get Red + Blue.
If you're still undecided Rubber Soul & Revolver - The two pivotal albums that nicely chart the transition from beat combo to experimantal pop. They have a bit of everything that's good about The Beatles and contain next to no filler. They're also the first two 'proper albums' they did (done with a coherent theme and sequencing rather than being a collection of individual pop tracks).
If you still need telling what to do, then mebbes if you prefer Rubber Soul, work backwards, and if you prefer Revolver, work forwards.
for this type of Beatles thread. Good work.
Spinoff fred here I come.
Got a bit of everything on there :)