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The Beatles - The White Album (1968)

The White Album is a singularly gripping musical experience. There certainly is filler littered throughout the record, but all the filler has a purpose, contributing to the overall feel of the album. Furthermore, the filler isn't so much filler as it is disconnected ideas, all executed brilliantly and elaborately. No idea, not even the minute-long dissonant rant "Wild Honey Pie" or the simple vamp "Why Don't We Do It In the Road," tis simply thrown away -- it's milked of all of its possibilities. it was nearly as influential as Sgt. Pepper, since scores of post-punk bands picked up on various threads running throughout the record, and many of the great albums in rock. By M. Jordan.