The Beatles’ White Album turned 40 last week. And that put the classic album back in the spotlight, leading critics to revisit the band’s most experimental and controversial work. Was it their masterpiece or biggest mess? (Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below.) For one look back, you can listen to this podcast from WNYC’s Sound Check (iTunes – Feed – MP3). And, for good measure, we’re throwing in some video clips from the album’s studio sessions.
The Beatles: Podcasts from Yesterday
What New Yorkers Heard on the Radio the Night John Lennon was Shot
The Grey Video: Mixing The Beatles with Jay-Z
A mess? The Beatles only double album? Sure there was some filler on it, but there was more than one album of great recordings also. Side 1 is perfection.
To me it’s their greatest album due to the variety. I find it endlessly listenable.