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By Randee Dawn

What's the No. 1 album of all time? Your mileage may vary, but according to Rolling Stone magazine, it's The Beatles' 1967 classic, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

And according to an actual Rolling Stone, that album ... is complete "rubbish."

Yep, 48 years after it was released, guitarist Keith Richards (whose band was for many years pitted against the Beatles in best-ever conversations) has offered up his review of "Sgt. Pepper's" in a new interview in Esquire.

Keith Richards dismisses Beatles album Sgt. Peppers
Keith Richards dismisses Beatles album Sgt. PeppersGetty file, Thebeatles.com

"[T]he 
Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles," he said in the interview. "But there’s not a lot of roots in that music. I think they got carried away. Why not? If you’re the Beatles in the ’60s, you just get carried away — you forget what it is you wanted to do."

Then he added his thoughts on the album — which, to be fair, could be compared to a junk recording by his own band, released the same year. "Some people think ["Sgt. Pepper’s" is] a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like 'Satanic Majesties' — 'Oh, if you can make a load of [expletive], so can we.'"

Well, at least he's got things in perspective.

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