I managed to get a CD copy of the LP and listened to it in one go. I found it in equal measures baffling and exhausting. Revolution 9 at least caught my attention.
IMHO Issue 1 - As mentioned before way too long. Some of the tracks are terrible. IMHO Issue 2 - Because so many tracks are from one member only the LP sounds odd and not like a band effort IMHO Issue 3 - It sounds a sad difficult Lp from people who were in a deeply distressing and difficult place at the time. That makes the enforced jauntiness of the music hall inspired tracks feel very out of place. Piggies, Good Night and Wild Honey Pie genuinely baffled me more than Revolution 9.
I adored the rock and blues tracks such as Yer Blues (new to me) It just did not feel like the work of a band.
Technically they are on the rise (the guitar work and Ringo's drumming is impeccable) but from a historical perspective you can tell they are mentally all still traumatised from events that had overtaken them.
Not so much The White Album but a difficult Album.
That's funny pothos. I just assume everyone's heard this album a million times by now. But if you give it more time, it will grow on you. Of course there are songs to this day, I still don't like, but I don't find it a depressing album.