Last week Robert Hilburn argued that the "Sgt. Pepper" LP--despite remaining a "landmark work"--is not the Beatles' best album because it is weighted down by seven songs that "represent the longest stretch of mediocre material" the group ever recorded. Calendar letter writers were not pleased--by a 9-1 ratio.
Hilburn writes that "Sgt. Pepper" is mediocre by 1987 standards.
Then it seems logical that there should be hundreds of modern albums that are more beautiful, fun, original, introspective, emotional, uplifting and musically adept than "Pepper."
Where are they?