This album is about as early as I go on a regular basis when listening to The Beatles. The earlier albums are very good in their own respects, but you can tell when spinning this album is when everything started to get very groovy for The Beatles.
Help was the first studio album that I got to hear,copied onto cassette from a mates dads vinyl copy,at the same time the red and blue albums were released,I also bought oldies but goldies on cassette around then.
lol calling later beatles albums 'pretentious'. this is near my least favorite (probably yellow submarine, as cliche as it is, tbqh) simply because it has the largest amount of songs i don't care for (i need you, act naturally, you like me too much, it's only love, etc)