simply vote for what in your opinion, are the 2 weakest tracks on the above album. I’ll close voting in 48 hours, collate the scores, then open a new poll with the remaining 12 tracks
the idea is that over the next few weeks we’ll keep culling 2 tracks, which will obviously become harder and harder, until we have some sort of general consensus as to what the greatest song on Revolver is. simple!
I chose Revolver, as I’d imagine it’s an album that pretty much everyone knows from top to bottom, but any suggestions for future ‘weakest link’ polls are more than welcome
I have a long established visceral dislike of Eleanor Rigby, but the horrible memory of enforced childhood singalongs of Yellow Submarine means that’s where my vote goes. Difficult to understand anyone voting for any of the other songs.
Tomorrow Never Knows. I actually really like it but I don’t care for centrist dads telling the kids that song “invented dance music/sampling/techno/electronic music/hip-hop/trip-hop”, quite damaging to the yoot’s musical education/open mindedness.
Don’t understand the hate for Yellow Submarine. It’s got some great moments like when all those clanging sound effects come in and that ‘Haha!’ bit. Plus it #makesuthink about the logistics of living in a yellow submarine.
It’s interesting to me that tastes have changed to the extent that most people’s old favorite, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is suddenly being squeezed out by Revolver and Rubber Soul. I suppose that the songs we pick as weakest are also subject to changes in taste. Also, I’m not sure if I really have the guts to do this, but I’ll give you one each for John, George and Paul (now ‘Sir’ Paul since their bass player got knighted).
When I bought Revolver I expected to be skipping Yellow Submarine every time, but it’s fine really. Perfectly listenable and I like the little sound effects. The real absolute stinker turned out to be Good Day Sunshine.
Went for that and Got To Get You Into My Life. Really hate those muted horn sounds. I know they’re real but they sound like they’re being played on a cheap Casio.