The Only Two Things You Need to Know About Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Yes, yes. 40 years ago today and all that (here in the US, anyway; yesterday was the day in the UK). Look, everything you need to know about Sgt. Pepper’s can be summed up in two points:

1. The album is ridiculously overrated.

2. If it were rated as it should be, not as it is, it would still be the greatest single music album of the rock era.

And now we’re done. See? That was easy.

(Also: Personally? Abbey Road.)