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Thread #146981   Message #3405740
Posted By: GUEST,David Owen
16-Sep-12 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
Subject: RE: Fairport on BBC4 Tonight
I didn't suggest that Sgt Peppers etc were classic 'rock' albums - my list of albums were those that are regarded as 'classic' or 'genre defining' - you can add anything else to that list as you see fit, Beach Boys, Miles Davis, Amy Winehouse etc... they don't have to be rock....

"Plodding" is fine - if you're a dinosaur an elephant or a pensioner - but plodding is NOT fine if you are trying to make rock music.

And, yes, I will admit that there is a slight difference between 'best album' and 'most influential album' - however, that still doesn't change the fact that it's awful !

My opinion - and you're welcome to your own - I was just challenging the seemingly overwhelming and blinkered and unbalanced opinion of so many people who seem to hold L&L in such high regard and automatically assume that everyone else agrees with them.
I can appreciate it's position in the whole history of folk music - I watched the documentary because I feel it is important to know the facts before challenging other peoples opinions. I don't wish to just spout rubbish or vent my spleen without good reason or having taken a considered balanced view first.