... Imagine, for a moment, that you heard the celebration throughout the land today that Beatles songs are now available for download on iTunes - prompting even a "retaliatory" post from our fearless leader (http://tinyurl.com/beatlesdeal) - and, not for the first time, you thought to yourself, "You know, there might just be something to this 'Beatles' thing."
However, being musically uneducated, you just didn't know where to even begin with your listening. Should you get a "best of" album, or is that just for tourists? Is there an album that everyone agrees is the best? Are there better and worse recordings? For that matter, are there albums from other groups so truly classic that anyone with functioning ears should be ashamed to not have listened to them? And, with your decided lack of cool in these matters, where would you go where you could partake of vast and sharply opinionated communal knowledge on these topics while keeping your pride and anonymity intact?