Although O.K., it's nowhere near the top of the list of the best albums of all time. While there are some good songs, fans new to the Beatles (i.e. those NOT being influenced and swept away by nostalgia for their youth) consistently find that too much of this album is weak (Little Help From My Friends, Fixing a Hole, Mr. Kite, Within You).
Admitedly, this album offered some breakthroughs (printed lyrics, artwork, etc.) and therefore was influential, but it doesn't even rank up there with Abbey Road; much less Dark Side of the Moon, Are You Experienced, or Pet Sounds. 3-stars.