500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Beatles, 'A Hard Day's Night'
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307. The Beatles, 'A Hard Day's Night'

Parlophone, 1964

The Richard Lester film showed the Beatles' charm. The soundtrack deepened listeners' sense of their musical genius in the off-kilter beauty of John Lennon's "If I Fell," the rockabilly bounce of Paul McCartney's "Can't Buy Me Love," and the great leap forward of George Harrison's guitar work on the 12-string Rickenbacker.

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