What is your favorite Beatles era from a music, culture, or song perspective? (And yes, it's okay to have more than one favorite )
I do like the early music of The Beatles, which transitioned from covers of well-known songs to the more distinctive and catchy Beatles "sound" - as in I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You. But then the group released a fresh and innovative style of music that, in my opinion, hasn't quite been replicated since. It's the mid-years of The Beatles that I'm referring to, including the albums Revolver (one of my all-time favorite albums!), Magical Mystery Tour, Rubber Soul, and Sergeant Pepper. The energy and varying song styles embedded in this time period made it truly distinct for me. And then came the later albums - and beards - which tied up the musical legacy of one of the most influential bands of all time.
All in all, it's a tough decision to say which period of Beatles music is "best." They each have their own uniqueness that it's difficult to place one above the other. The middle years have always been a favorite time period for me, though.
What's your favorite Beatles era? Album? Story? Discuss!