Banged out in a hurry for the 1964 Christmas market,Beatles for Salesometimes sounds it, loaded with ill-conceived covers and some of John Lennon's most self-loathing lyrics. On the other hand, the people doing the banging-out were the Beatles, whose … see full wiki
The Beatles' fourth was rushed out in time for Christmas, and it sounds it. McCartney and Lennon try to build from their admiration of Bob Dylan. Additionally, Lennon crafts some pleasant little pieces of self-loathing (see especially "I'm a Loser"). The album as a whole is thin; the music is unexciting, save for the aggression in "No Reply." As soon as the record ends, I'm reaching for "Please Please Me."
Despite the fact that "The Beatles for Sale" is often looked upon as one of the lesser Beatles albums, it is still a treasure. The bottom of the Beatles contributions would be the top of any lesser group, anyway, so this C.D. can't be dismissed. Besides containing the hit "Eight Days a Week," it has lesser known gems like McCartney's "I'll Follow the Sun," and a beautifully harmonized version of Buddy Holly's "Words of Love". Although it seems to be a transitional album, it has a consistent country-rock … more