“It has stood the test of time”: Was 1971 the best musical year? | Documentary
Volume is paramount on the new Apple 1971 docuseries: the year when music changed everything, both in the sense of strong play and in that of quantity. The defining social and artistic moment explored through the eight episodes contained a staggering amount of genius, to the point that one interview quickly dissolved into the same cataloging of impressed names one might expect to hear around a station. university radio station or an independent record store.
“It’s a predictable response,” executive producer James Gay-Rees tells The Guardian, “but my favorite is What’s Going On, truly one of the greatest songs of all time.