Call me crazy, but for my money, this is the best rock n roll album of all time. It nudges out more obvious choices ("Abbey Road," "Revolver," "Exile on Main Street") and more cult-classic picks ("Pet Sounds," the first two Big Star albums, London Calling), and even tops the Dylan catalog so far as I am concerned. Why? For one thing, it's raw, real, and gritty, something all too lacking in many mainstream rock releases. For another, it's got a sense of humor. Again, all too rare in post-Beatles rock, where the serious side of angst gets explored ad nauseum. For me, this is everything that the Beatles "Get Back" sessions should have been but weren't. It's a band goofing off, having fun, not trying to impress anyone, being quirky and downright weird at times. It's got all the down-home feel of the blues and early rock, with deep insight and wit. Have doubts? Listen to "Bessie Smith"- a timeless classic that says more in a few lines than many authors say throughout the course of whole novels. So what are you waiting for-- if this isn't in your collection, you are missing out, my friend. Missing out.