People are much too free with the phrase “a great book of poetry.” They think if the book has ten really good pieces in it then it’s a great book.
They don’t talk that way about albums. For it to be a great album it can’t just have some hits. You have to consider the not-hits, too. I wanna say: If you simply skip over the not-hits with no regret whatsoever, you can’t really call it a great album.