I think John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is a great album, however, it isn’t one I listen to often. Maybe once a year, at most
John had just been through primal scream therapy, and was determined to let everything out on his first real rock album of his solo career. He’d released the avant-garde albums with Yoko as well as the Live Peace in Toronto album, but this was his first ‘normal’ album since leaving the Beatles.
The album runs the gamut, John’s anger towards his parents, people who worship the Beatles as gods, attacks on religion, relations between the social classes. and pretty much any other difficult topic.
I often compare Plastic Ono Band to the film Schindler’s List. They’re both great artistic achievements, but I really don’t want to go there often.