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Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Beatles Albums

'Revolver' narrowly edges out 'Sgt. Pepper' and 'Abbey Road' for number one spot

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1. 'Revolver'

Last weekend we asked our readers to vote on their favorite Beatles albums. The votes are tabulated and here's the top ten list. It was a ludicrously tight race, with the top LP winning by a mere two votes.

(As always, don't blame us if you disagree with the votes. We merely counted!)

In 2004 Rolling Stone named Revolver the third greatest album of all-time, behind Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds – and now Rolling Stone readers have declared it the single greatest Beatles album. They have a very strong case. Building on the artistic leap displayed on Rubber Soul, Revolver features early experiments in psychedelic music ("Tomorrow Never Knows") and more complex and mature material than the band had previously attempted ("Eleanor Rigby," "Here, There and Everywhere.") All of this set the stage for Sgt. Pepper, but many Beatles nuts feel that song-for-song, Revolver has the edge.

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