Yesterday I was at the record store and I simply could not make up my mind on what to buy. There were three CD's I had in mind, all of which were fantastic albums that I really should already have had in my possession. Namely, they were The VU & Nico, Animals, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band. I asked the clerk what he thought I should drop my money on, and much to my surprise, upon seeing the Sgt. Pepper CD, he spat a "The Beatles are overrated" with loathing, foaming repugnance so thick I could see the viscous green bile building up behind his teeth. He dished out his comment as if to say that being "overrated" was such a great cardinal sin, an irrevocable damnation that would curse the Beatles for all eternity, but I'm not sure I understand. Maybe my definition of "overrated" is different from most people's, but I think of "overrated" as a term to describe something that earns praise beyond that which it deserves. While that is fine, I don't see how that discredit's a work; there will always be people that take it too far.
What do you think? Is my definition wrong?