Monday, January 14, 2008

Album of the Day

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), by The Beatles: I don't listen to my Beatles albums often enough. So much of the rest of my collection rests on the foundation they set, but I rarely take the opportunity to actually pay attention to how good the foundation itself is. In that sense, I sometimes feel about Sgt. Pepper's like I do about the Godfather films. They had such an impact in their genre that by the time I finally got around to seeing them - after Goodfellas and The Sopranos and . . . that I was underwhelmed. That's the danger of being a foundation. People trod upon you all day long, but rarely take the time to appreciate you.

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