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Stones Vs Beatles - Hans Breaks It Down

Taking a break from the metal to do the most important argument in music history. I changed some of the categories around here to fit the genre/era.
1The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main St.


ICONIC SONGS (15 Points). Winner: The Stones. This is probably the toughest category I've ever had to decide, because obviously the Beatles churned out #1 hits like Jenna Jamison leaks semen. It happened alot. Anyway, the Stones win this because they had almost as many, their top 50 songs are better than the top 50 Beatles songs IMO, and their greatest songs (Paint It Black, Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfaction, etc) are better than the Beatles greatest songs (Hey Jude, Yesterday, Let It Be, Something, etc). But almost impossible to decide.
2The Beatles
Abbey Road


ALBUM CONSISTENCY (15 Points) - Winner: Beatles. Although nobody in the history of music has ever had a 5 album run like the Stones did from Beggars Banquet through Goat's Head Soup, the Stones have a long list of questionable-to-shitty albums. The Beatles never made a bad one.
3The Beatles
Rubber Soul


Songwriting Ability (15 Points) - Winner - Beatles. I know this might seem strange because I gave the Stones the win for Iconic songs but the Beatles were much more consistent songwriters who produced alot less filler and could write a radio classic in their sleep. Plus, everyone in the band, (yes even Ringo) was an effective songwriter. Harrison was extremely underrated in this department.
4The Beatles
Revolver


INFLUENCE/LEGACY (15 Points) - Winner: Beatles. There has never been a more popular band the Beatles, so it makes sense they are one of the most influential artists in history, if not THE most. Every time they switched their style, ranging from bubblegum pop to straight rock n roll to psychadelia, legions followed. Including the Stones.
5The Beatles
Let It Be


INNOVATION (10 Points) - Kind of follows my previous point. The Beatles were a much more innovative band than the Stones, who basically stuck to blues rock. Not that theres anything wrong with that.
6The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed


LONGEVITy (10 Points) - Winner: The Stones. Obviously this category is tailor made for them, and you can certainly make the argument they stuck around too long, but its worth mentioning that they have been in music for the better part of 50 years and are still coming out with (sometimes) quality stuff.
7The Beatles
Help!


VOCALS (10 POINTS) - Winner: The Beatles. Very few have harmonized the way Lennon, McCartney, and George did. Mick was great but could get annoying after awhile. Richards was alright. Basically The Beatles win this hard.
8The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers


GUITARS (10 Points) - Winner: Stones. Harrison was a great guitarist but the combo of Richards and Ronnie Wood quite frankly blows him out of the water. The Stones had riffs, Beatles had chords.
9The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet


BASS (10 Points): Winner: Stones. There really isn't a comparison here. You can't really even hear bass in Beatles records, while 70's era Stones had grooves aplenty. Wyman > McCartney
10The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You


DRUMS (10 Points) - Winner: The Stones. Charlie Watts >>> Ringo. Case closed.
11 Winner
65/55


The Beatles. Honestly, I wanted the Stones to win.
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