Awesome, Roy. Awesome.
But the tag in the video is misspelled too. www.unclevanya.com
is a redirect to some personal family website.
Roland, like I said, I kept the albums together. It's a ROUGH chronology. The playlist is complete, and I'm most of the way through Rubber Soul already.
And I do notice patterns and evolution. There seems to be four groups of three albums, although I use the term "album" loosely, because I count Magical Mystery Tour as an album, but not Long Tall Sally or Yellow Submarine, simply by amount of new Beatles music on them. Period singles and other releases fit into these groups as well. There's blurring around the edges, but there's still noticeable shifts in style, in my opinion anyway. (Beatles fans on other websites have disagreed vehemently with me.)
The first three albums (Please Please Me, With The Beatles, and A Hard Day's Night) are mostly straight rock & roll, rhythm & blues, simplistic teenypop type stuff. The lyricwriting isn't especially skillful, although the music itself is excellent of course. There are a few more complex songs on AHDN, but they're in the minority.
The next three albums (Beatles For Sale, Help!, and Rubber Soul) incorporate a lot more country and folk influences, more subtle and skilled instrument playing, and much more complex lyrics. There's the beginnings of psychedelia on Rubber Soul, but it takes a dramatic, sudden step upward in the next three albums (Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Magical Mystery Tour). They essentially abandoned the folksy style to fully embrace studio trickery, complicated instrumentation, and disengage almost entirely from writing music for live performance, because they were no longer performing live. They dedicated their musical energy to the studio, and very new, unusual, and exciting styles of music were developed as a result.
Some people say the Beatles psychedelic period ended with Magical Mystery Tour, but it didn't. There's smatterings of psychedelic music on The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) and Abbey Road, and even one on Let It Be. But those three albums are marked both by a dramatic, wild variation in styles throughout all three albums (especially the White Album and Abbey Road), as well as a drastic downshift in the mood of the records. They're much more subdued and subtle in mood and instrumentation, compared to the utter cheeriness of most of the psychedelic period.
I find it really fascinating, but a lot of people don't see the 3-3-3-3 breakdown the way I see it. It's a matter of opinion, I suppose.