Rock the hardest!?
How is "all too much" there, one of the lamest songs Beatles ever released. If the intention was to include Harrison track, better served with Taxman or Roll Over Beethoven. The Beatles learned to rock from Chuck Berry fields forever, of course.
For idiots only
By Man without a silly nickname
This is a completely pointless release, and while all itunes downloads are inferior quality, this would probably be just fine for people that listened to compressed and lossy downloaded music. There is no reason to pay for this.
Of course I already own all these. But not in this order. And my collection is strictly on CD. So I can't put these songs in this particular order. "Yer Blues" should be on here, but still a great little collection. I'll buy anything Beatles. Period. Btw, they should rerelease "Rarities."
ROCK? Where's MONO?
Paperback Writer, Helter-Skelter, Hey Bulldog in mono is Rock. I love You Can't Do That, but it certainly does not belong on this album. What happened the Day Tripper or putting the anthology version of Tomorrow Never Knows (talk about PRE 9inch nails)! Walrus, MMTour, Rain, Ballad of John and Yoko, Everybody's Got Something To Hide..., PPam/MMMustard, A lot of anthology rockers! Come on...
Greatest band in our life time, nobody will do what they did, music videos, the hair, album covers , I can go on and on
You have to be OUT OF YOUR MIND to rank this below 5 stars
Why anyone has to hate on great WORKS of art is beyond me. Just because you OWN these tracks doesn’t mean someone NEW to The Beatles does. This is a GREAT LOUD, ROCKIN’ COMP PERIOD! This has more of a theme to it than let’s say Beatles 1, which is BTW totally RANDOM. But to give these songs less than 5 stars is ignoring the fact that the tracks themselves are great and stand on their own. If you are NEW to The Beatles than this is a GREAT Playlist. If you are veteran of The Beatles than make this Playlist and you’ll see how well it flows.
Nothing to see here, move along...
Yes, this is a good (not great) mix of Beatles songs featuring the heavier side. In my opinion this mix is incomplete: there are many other songs that could have been included to highlight the bands influence. And if you already own every album in the Beatles repertoire on vinyl and cd (like me), why bother with this? Trust me: there is nothing new here. There is nothing to see here, move along.
Editor's Notes are wrong
The Editor's Notes are misleading in that some of these songs don't even rock at all even though they claim that these are the hardest rocking Beatles' songs. Some of them rock, true, but some are not even close to their more rocking songs. If this were a collection of their hardest rocking songs, it would have Come Together on it - one of the seminal rock songs.
Great Music... But, a couple great rock tracks missing from this focused set
By Deadwood Metropolis II
It's hard not to come away from most any Beatles playlist not feeling pretty good if not great, singing along and toe tapping...and this this track set is no different. However, I, along with most of the modern world, have already made a "Rock" set of their Music...Along with a ballads set, and a psychodelic set, and so forth. The guys were and still are amazingly versitile and relevant, having influenced a majority of the rock world we know today.
I find there are a few that a few key tracks missing that I suggest would have better fit in to this particular set. A large percent of the early Beatles Music was tighter, and faster paced Rhythm and Blues rockers than later Rock tracks...Though you can't get heavier than Helter Skelter! Fresh from their early years playing clubs and tightening their chops in Hamburg, Germany and coming heavily influenced by American Rhythym and Blues...A number of early covers were among their faster rolicking tracks: Money by the Kingsmen, Roll Over Beethoven & Rock & Roll Music by Chuck Berry were terrific. Early originals by the infamous writing duo of Lennon/McCartney show the hard, back beat hitting influences, with classics like: I Saw Her Standing There, It won't be Long, and Hold Me Tight among others. ...But woefully underappreciated, and one of their best early dark rockers (one of my all time favorites) from "Meet the Beatles", George's amazing: Don't Bother Me is a true rock gem that should be reexamined.
Later rockers such as Taxman, Drive My Car, Get Back, Come Together, and I Want you (She's So Heavy), and As my Guitar Gently Weeps also all have high rock merit. Tomorrow Never knows is probably the coolest track on the list, and Helter Skelter the Hardest track. As always, great job lads!
By The Steves
This record has no point of view at all. It is a haphazard collection of tracks - many of them not particularly noteworthy. If it had been ZZZZZZZZBeatles, then it would have had a point of view.
"songs that rule do belong among the Fabs' wildest music." Nonsense.
Very little of the Beatles catalogue is bad. But these songs are much better in context with the even better work that surrounded them.
If you don't know much about the Beatles then buy the BEST of what they did; or buy Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper, Abby Road, and With the Beatles as an introduction.