tifosi77 wrote:Talking about the Beatles at work the other day, my buddy and I started looking at the track listings. Starting with "Revolver", their records are pretty much devoid of flyovers. So from 1966 through 1970, they released seven studio albums (including a double LP). Let's exclude "Yellow Submarine" for a moment, because that was largely a movie soundtrack. What you are left with is a collection of some of the best and most important works in the history of popular music.
Four years, six albums, 90 songs. Changed the world.
I agree. The same can perhaps be said of Bob Dylan from Bringing It All Back Home
through Nashville Skyline
. No fillers. Every album chock full of substantive and usually brilliant stuff.
AND, for both the Beatles and Dylan, there was a lot of fantastic stuff left off of the albums: either released as singles, recorded for later albums, picked up by other artists, or just compiled as outtakes.
The gushing output of A+ material, all during roughly the same time period, was astonishing.