0781. The Beatles
Sixth album on the list, and seventh in their chronology, The Beatles' Revolver is fourteen songs in thirty-five minutes, with a bunch of 'em becoming either inimitable or covered by others.
Like fellow Britons in the Stones six years later, the lads had a beef with the Taxman, causing the song with the same title - and an unusual theme to open an album with.
With the engineers inventing a couple of tricks for making the sound exactly what the Fab Four wanted, it's (just like their other releases) an important piece of pop history, but whaat's more important is that Eleanor Rigby is a fantastic track. It alone gives would give this album the greenlight, but with Tomorrow Never Knows and a couple of others it's clearly a must hear-album.
But Ringo, poor Ringo. The only track he gets to lead is the one written as a kids' song intended for him (I'm starting to think the others were bullying him). But then again, his track spawned a film and generations of people knowing the words "We All Live In A Yellow Submarine" better than any other lyric on Revolver.