Spotify finally has all The Beatles catalog for our perusal. Old news, I know.
There are 226 songs altogether officially. Hmm, I thought it would be higher, so I broke it down and it came out to about 30 songs per year they were together. So about 3 albums a year, right? Pretty prolific for them, I'd say.
But then I thought, they (Paul & John wrote mainly) gave or "threw away" just least as many as that to other artists/groups. Amazing.
Classification of types of glue: 1. Plant 2. Thousandly balls 3. The guy from the book about the atlas who hid in a fallen oak tree and jacked off there 4. French songs about numbers and shit 5. Memes about Borhes 6. Famous pirate
I wouldn't call With the Beatles mediocre at all. Sure, it is not their best work (by very far), but you can already notice their writing and composing skills. The covers are very solid and the original work is already brilliant.
That is complete BS. The earlier stuff was simpler but absolutely revolutionary at the time and probably more influential on rock music in the long term; they practically invented bands like Ramones, Nirvana and Guided By Voices with those early songs.