I think it was superior to anything John and Paul put out, but thats only my opinion.
I tend to agree, it's a shame that other George's records weren't that great, or at least that's my opinion.
I think he has the worst. When I listen to Johns solo stuff, I come away feeling depressed, angry, and just not liking him because he comes across as self absorbed. Everythings about him. His mother died when he was young, so what. At what point do you move on? George's stuff at least lent itself to being sincere and not the pity party John would have us all feel for him. Pauls stuff was just musically superior. It was fuller and more involved.
I truly thinks Johns solo stuff is what caused me to stop and look at the man more so than the music. I came away not caring for who I met.
Well, we have different tastes here, even though we share some tastes about some records (Forever Changes
is an example). Since I became a fan of the Beatles, John's songs were always my favourite ones, so I've always paid more attention to his solo career. Nevertheless, my favoritism didn't change when I gave a try to the other ex-Beatles careers. Paul's solo career was too lightweight to my ears, and I care too much about the lyrics to forgive his silly stuff; George never developed after his marvelous All Things Must Pass
, and even that record is over-produced beyond its geniality, I tend to dislike that; and Ringo, well, he's Ringo. Now, I think that John's lack of virtuosity and new musical ideas is compensated by his superior songwriting, and if we just talk about the music I also prefer his style. Plastic Ono Band
is very touching, even if I don't agree with several of his sentences, it's John showing us how he was and felt; it may not mean anything to others, but those who care about sincerity take notice; Imagine
is much more than just a great peace anthem, I think the whole album is great, especially the ballads; and Mind Games
, Walls And Bridges
and Rock 'N' Roll
have enough good material for those who love John's music. I don't care too much about Double Fantasy
, but John was not the same at that point, and I don't blame him, he had grown up.