to me, the white album does not sound much like any other beatles album. so, actually, if that is one's point of entry into their catalog, i could see where the next step might be a hard one to figure out... i'll stand by abbey road, though, as it shares the same ramshackle feel, in places. and the same forward-looking production (that presaged most 70s rock).
however, i'm with Sir George Martin on the shortening of the white album.
ya get rid of wild honey pie, revolution 9, martha my dear, and a couple others. all killer, no filler.
perhaps the white album is given such wide berth historically because of its length. meaning, i'm not sure it would've been considered such a return to form if it were a single platter. (and by return to form, i'm simply saying that MMT was a letdown for some, after pepper.)
Edited by TheWuss - 8/6/10 at 11:12am