« on: November 20, 2003, 02:04 PM »
I'm not a big Beatles fan, and I think that in some ways, they're almost overrated (I like them, though, I really do), but I'd still have to agree with the #1 spot going to Sgt. Peppers. When you consider the songwriting and sonic innovations of that album, as well as the way it changed the landscape of rock music, not to mention the position the band was in at the time...yeah, it's probably the best, if not the most important, album of all time.
My qualm, however, comes with #2. I have never, ever understood what makes "Pet Sounds" so great. I've listened to it several times, and I just don't get it. But cooler people than me dig it, so maybe I'm just missing something.
I'm anxious to see the whole 500-album long list on Friday, but if it's anything like their best singles of all time, I'll probably be groaning a lot. And if there's a single Britney Spears record on there, I'm cancelling my subscription.