Since that Joy Division debate thread occurred, I decided to re-listen to The Beatles studio albums chronologically from start to finish (Please Please Me to Let It Be) to gauge their production and talents. What I took from this exercise was....The Beatles have a countless amount of the greatest pop/pop rock songs of all time that are catchy, brilliant, and creative. Also of mention is, there are songs that are sheer masterpieces, at minimum within their own genre imho, including but not limited to Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, A Day in the Life, All You Need Is Love, and Eleanor Rigby. I have to think that out of all the bands of the 20th century(if not wider), if there is one band that will live on a few centuries, it would be them. Partially because them being the greatest Pop/Pop Rock band of all time, Partially because the relatability in their songs, partially because the catchiness of their songs, and partially because the sheer brilliance in their songs (and arguably sometimes, brilliant simplicity). So, . I certainly agree to give them this crown after re-listening, but what do you all think...are The Beatles the greatest "popular consensus" band of all time? If not, where do you rank them, top 5? top 10? And whom is ahead of them?