Tim Allen

Calendar Letters: An 'absurd' Beatles rethinking, and politicizing entertainment

Calendar Letters: An 'absurd' Beatles rethinking, and politicizing entertainment

A groundbreaking album

It would be easy to dismiss this as just another millennial music critic’s lame attempt at bashing an iconic baby boomer album [“Rethinking the Beatles’ ‘Best,’” May 21]. “I’m not saying it’s a bad record” does not get Times pop music critic Mikael Wood off the hook. Perhaps “Blonde on Blonde” will be damned with such faint praise in the future.

The main point missed is that it seems unlikely that any of the current crop of manufactured pop stars, rappers and lip-synced dancers will produce any music worthy of consideration 50 years from now. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” will still shine brightly in June 2067. It is and...

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