40 Years On
So, is Sgt. Pepper the greatest Beatles album of all time or just their most important. Since it's reached its 40th anniversary, I've been thinking about it. Certainly, the album is a turning point in musical history. But some critics think that it was for the worst. Concept albums suddenly became the norm, even the Stones released one (and it was mediocre). Artists saw what the Beatles did and got on the creative bandwagon. That is the album's legacy. And above all, it's a damn good album. Is it their best? I still think Abbey Road, Revolver and Rubber Soul appeal to the Beatlefan more than Sgt. Pepper. The above 3 feature more songcraft and less daft novelities. Even if you're on the fence, you've got to admire the audacity of it.