Is Paul McCartney overrated
There are enough reasons to think of the Beatles as shit
My esteemed colleague Dan Ozzi has published an article on this website entitled, "Anyone Who Says The Beatles Are Overrated Shut their Stupid Shut Up". In case you haven't guessed it from the title, the article is about why people who say the Beatles are overrated should shut their mouths off. According to our records, about thirty million people read the article in three days. His arguments can more or less be reduced to the following statement: "This is the Beatles, you have better things to do, just stop and shut up." Which is a totally legitimate statement. Your time in this world is limited and doing things that other people like is a bad, bad, and generally bad way to use that time.
But. (There's always a “but”, isn't there?) There are justifiable reasons not to like the Beatles! This isn't a crap article in and of itself, just an attempt to let people know that it's totally OK to find shit about John, Paul, Ringo, George and their music. Finding things like shit is generally fine. You don't even need a reason not to like things! Anyway, if you'd like reasons not to like the Beatles, here are a few for you:
IT'S BORING WHEN THE BEATLES ARE YOUR FAVORITE BAND
Typical Beatles super fans
The Beatles are probably the most influential band of all time. I openly admit that. Without it, 25% of all music would probably not exist, including many that I like, even love. Still, just because you like something doesn't mean you have to like all of the things that made it happen. That's absurd. One of the things that made the Beatles so great is that they mixed music of different innovative styles that were prototyped into many, many great bands that are a lot more interesting to a lot of people. If the Beatles were really the greatest band of all time, their discography would have to be so incredible that we couldn't hear anything else. Also, have you ever met someone who really thinks the Beatles are great? Uh
THE BEATLES WERE A Bunch Of Asses That Hated Each Other
John Lennon, the master of the critical sideways glance
Have you tried hanging out with the same three people for a decade and ended up hating your best friends? That is exactly what the Beatles did and that is what led to their breakup. Paul McCartney thought he was a better drummer than Ringo, Ringo left the band for two weeks while they were recording The White Album, George Harrison started the terrible trend of going abroad and coming back with “world music” and John Lennon said his band was “bigger than Jesus” which, although in some ways the “Beatles” is strange among all Testimony from musicians is still a stupid comment. And speaking of John Lennon ...
JOHN LENNON WAS AN EXTRA BIG ASS
One of the big (read: stupid) debates these days is whether it's OK to like art that was made by terrible people. Whichever side you're on in this debate, you can't deny that John Lennon, talented as he was, wasn't exactly a laid-back guy. He verbally beaten down band manager Brian Epstein, beat up people for fun and was a miserable father to son Julian, once offered cocaine to Stevie Wonder, and hit both his first wife, Cynthia and Yoko Ono. Anyway, if you mess with R. Kelly, you should probably mess with the Beatles too. Just for info.
MAYBE YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE BEATLES
Some people don't like peanut butter or jam sandwiches. Some people just don't care about the Beatles. There's no need to be upset about it, you see?
RINGO STARR TRUTH IS AN ALIEN FROM THE FUTURE SENT TO DESTRUCT HUMANITY
Photoshop: Madison Bullard
I think the above picture is self explanatory.
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