Don't get me wrong. This is not a bad album. It's even just about good. But great? No, I'm sorry. The Beatles were not great. Lennon and McCartney were not great writers. They didn't have a great turn of phrase, or any unique insight. The Beatles were not great innovators, they were just good at spotting where things were going early, and stealing the idea for themselves (scousers stealing? Surely not). If you want the album that everyone bought, and the band that everyones sister fancied (ooh, sounds suspiciously like Boyzone!) then buy this. But if you want dynamic radical, ground breaking beautiful music, look elsewhere. The emperor's not wearing any clothes Mummy! The Beatles were NOT great.
(I know you're all going to hate me for saying this, but someone had to. Just try to keep down the expletives if you email, I've got a wife and kid!)