So why does it rarely get called out in the greatest album discussions? If one found this forum, read this post first then went to one of the greatest album posts they would assume it was a slam dunk for AHDN.
I think people often get too deep when they are asked "greatest Beatle album" type questions. This may be it, top to bottom of fun and well written songs. Sure, it didn't charge into concept album space, didn't introduce new sounds, it wasn't a part of the summer of love, but it is a damn fine album that rarely gets mentioned as such. Four guys writing and playing together. Oh yeah, and a movie wrapped around it or it wrapped around a movie...good movie too.