Looks like our official Beatles Album Poll has come to an end, which means we have ourselves a winner. With the band's thirteen official core albums in the race, it was actually a pretty hotly contested... um, contest - well, at least it was a hotly contested contest between two of these thirteen albums, with a third ensconced, seemingly forever in the bronze medal spot. The other ten just kind of hung around while these two (or three) battled it out for the top spot. In fact, a few of these other ten kind of just laid there and did pretty much nothing at all. You see, this was basically a race between Revolver (my favourite) and The White Album (my lovely wife's fave), and it was a race all the way to the bitter end. In that bitter end though (and it really wasn't all that bitter), after 130 votes were cast, it was Revolver edging out The White Album, by one lousy vote. 32 to 31, or 25% to 24%, for the more statistically-minded folks among the crowd. As for that aforementioned inevitable bronze medalist, it was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band that would take that honour, as that album rode out the entire race in a solid (but never too solid) third place. That was enough to garner it 22 votes, or 17%, if you would rather. Then we have fourth and fifth place, again a battle waged race between Abbey Road, the eventual fourth placer, with 15 votes (12%) and Rubber Soul, with 12 votes (9%). So this all means that my five favourite Beatles albums were the five top vote getters here. In fact, my sixth favourite Beatles album, Let it Be, also came in sixth place, with 6 votes, or 5%. After Let it Be, seventh place went to A Hard Day's Night (5 votes or 4%), eighth place to Help! (3 votes or 2%), and ninth place to With the Beatles (2 votes or 2%). After this we get Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine, each with one vote. Then ya have the albums, Please Please Me and Beatles For Sale, each garnering exactly zero votes. Poor guys. But, as they say (whomever they are), dems da breaks.