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02-14-2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Shareefruck View Post
Does anyone else relate when I say that I don't really get why of all the great stuff they did, that Sgt. Pepper is by consensus widely considered their magnum opus? As a historical moment of creative influence, I get it, but I think time has revealed that've made better albums, personally (although I still like it alot-- it's probably a distant 3rd favorite).

I still think Revolver is the closest they ever came to complete perfection.
I think Rubber Soul is near perfection, too. With Sgt. Pepper, I think it is an excellent example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. It holds together as a concept album, though the concept always seemed to me pretty subtle. The pieces just seem to fit together like a series of short stories almost. And it ends with, arguably, their most powerful song.

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