Greatest album ever
It's ironic that Sgt. Pepper is so consistently touted as the Beatles' crowning achievement, when it is preceded by an album as tremendous as Revolver. The boys simply explode in all directions here, as never before, and never quite again--the amount of musical terrain they cover here is staggering. George gets an unprecedented THREE tracks, including the opener ("Taxman"). Both John and Paul are totally on top of their game, turning in what is for both of them some of their very best writing, playing and singing. Here for the last time the Beatles present themselves as a BAND, supporting one another's pieces beautifully. They expertly display every single important trend in popular music at the time---notice how "Got to Get You Into My Life" presages the Chicago/Blood Sweat and Tears explosion of brass bands, as well as showcasing Paul's brilliant soul singing---how powerful George's evocation of Indian music is in "Love You To"--how the backwards guitars and drug-related lyrics of "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" signal the arrival of the psychedelic era--how strong John's sheer self-conscious imagery is throughout, beautifully balanced by Paul's dead-on pop sensibility. This is not only the Beatles' finest work; it is the greatest album that anyone has ever recorded, or ever will. If you don't own a copy, BUY IT TODAY. It will never get old--it will never become irrelevant--it will never go out of style. If you only ever own one album of music, make sure it's this one.