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Speaking Words of Wisdom...


Though still fully convinced supporters of Revolver as the greatest pop album ever (and the latest and the greatest of them all if Miles Davis would have not released In A Silent Way), the words that our friend Willard spent yesterday regarding A Hard Day's Night really can't remain unread by any Beatlehead. Whatever you think about the question of the Beatles' Best Album, you better you read here before to pronounce a further word about...

"A Hard Day's Night: An Argument For It Being Their Best.
Beatles fanatics all know the "Best Album" debate. It's an easy way to pontificate about the Fab Four, while simultaneously showing your pals what a know-it-all you are. Over the years, fans have routinely re-assessed their opinions of The Beatles' 'best,' partly because at least four or five of them are pretty hard to argue against. Post 1967, the pick for many was Sgt. Pepper's for its obvious and timely cultural impact. Later, many found themselves drawn to The Beatles (White Album) for its double LP depth and jarring individuality. Personally, I'm not one who ever seriously considered Abbey Road, though, I understand its appeal with mainstream fans. Serious students have historically lingered around Rubber Soul for its sophisticated acoustic prowess, before switching to Revolver for its druggy innovations and re-stylization of the entire pop format. I've "settled" on all of those myself (at least once) over the years. You probably have, too." ... Read the whole thing...

1 comment:

Willard said...

Thanks for the post guys. Very kind. It's funny... my vote for the greatest album of all time is ALSO Miles Davis. But... mine is Kind of Blue. But... since I would never ever let go of either Revolver OR In A Silent Way, I guess we're still pretty much in agreement. Here's to the greatest albums of all time - because they're fun to listen to, fun to share and fun to talk about. keep up the good work.
W