Listen up, nerds:
The Beatles are popular, yes. And sometimes I've dismissed people for only listening to the Beatles. (Which is appropriate.)
However: they're kind of inevitably great. Haven't heard anything of them for a year or so. Just returned to this album, and it's blowing me away. Again.
Let's not deny how good they are. It's pathetic.
the sign of maturity in music is realizing that the beatles aren't horrible or amazing. Revolver, Sgt. Peppers, and Abbey Road are all 7/10s and worth listening to
I'm not OP btw
Nobody denies the Beatles were good. The usual fuzz is about Beatles not being as great as people make it out to be.
Now, that being said
Frank Zappa > Velvet Underground > Beatles > Beach Boys > Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart > Frank Zappa > Beatles > Velvet Underground > Beach Boys
Check out the songs A Day In The Life and Helter Skelter then.
They did more than just happy pop songs.
Also, it annoys you, but that doesn't mean they are bad. There's a difference between thinking they are bad and not liking them.
There where a few bands greater than the Beatles, like Frank Zappa and Velvet Underground if we stick to the 60s
Scaruffi likes them. He just think they are very overrated.
taste in art is not permanent.
music, differently from painting and visual arts where you can somehow find a sort of "ideal beauty", has not a general rule for what is "good" or not.
This means that the general taste is deeply influenced by the social context of the era in which we live.
Beatles were great years ago, now they are good, and in 200 years nobody will listent to them anymore. Let's take them for what they are: a band that revolutioned music. And this is not arguable