I know that the Beatles are one of the most beloved bands out there, but I can honestly say that I am not a fan. This is probably surprising to those who are die-hard lovers of this band, yet I can honestly say that they do not thrill me at all. Here are a few reasons that none of their music will ever end up on my hit list.
One thing I do not like about their music is the fact that some of their songs are not very transparent. Apparently, people are supposed to listen to the lyrics that are given and try to guess what in the world they were talking about. For instance, there were rumors that the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is about the drug LSD. The band has denied it, but it is a high likelihood that these rumors are true. That in itself is enough to get on my nerves and make me want to listen to something else.
I saw a clip of them on a show once and I have to say that they were not very vocal. This is strange, especially since you are supposed to be selling yourself when you are speaking in front of an audience. It seemed like Lennon kept mumbling things and the others pretty much followed his lead. I do not know about anyone else, but individuality means a great deal to me. The idea that he talks for the whole band is insane and it makes me feel like they are not able to speak for themselves.
While I do like rock music, I do not think that their music is hard enough for me. I prefer alternative, nu metal and other rock genres that have more loudness and bass. They are more psychedelic rock, which is probably more appealing to those who believe in free love and all of the other odd things that were popular during that era. Unfortunately, this has never and will never be something that I adore.
I am not going to say that the Beatles are not a talented band, but I personally do not care for them. With that said, I can respect people who like them and I can understand why they have this love. Maybe they have songs out there that I would love, but I have yet to hear any.