We all know that the Beatles changed the face of popular music. And they did it all with thousands of teenage girls screaming in their ears. But they’re not just celebrities of bubblegum pop. Beloved by multiple generations and everyone from the snottiest classical musician to the most hardcore rocker, the Beatles are one band you have to know if you don’t want to sound like you’ve been living under a rock for the last fifty years. They wrote too much in their relatively short career for you to be able to know every song by heart but if you can drop the names of these five albums into conversation, you’ll be able to get by in the Western World.