Originally Posted by joeri888
If you judge the Beatles today, sure there are many better sounds and compositions. But if you compare them to THEIR ERA, they are absolutely GOATing. It's seriously a lot like tennis. Put Rod Laver with his wooden racquet and his S&V and no nutrition advisor, fitness coach, physiotherapeut etc. up against some random top 200 dude and he gets roasted. That doesn't mean that he wasn't influential and amazing for his time. The Beatles are like that.
Sound yes. Compositions, not so much. Some Lennon songs could be written 20 years from now and would still be masterpieces.