Over the years, Yoko Ono has received an unfair treatment in the press. From being pegged as the reason the Beatles broke up to being called talentless, Ono has been dragged through the press more times than any one person deserves. And she did have talent, although it was primarily as a conceptual and visual artist. As a musician, she is allegedly influential on many post-punk bands, though it is highly unlikely anyone outside of the B-52s actually listened to her records. With her abrasive, frequently atonal pop and rock experimentations, Ono did predict, if not influence, the sound of some experimental post-punk bands, including Public Image Limited. Ono could be even more effective when she conformed to pop songwriting, turning in some surprisingly moving straightforward pop/rock. If you can wade through the pretensions -- as well as grow accustomed to her shrill voice -- you may find some rewarding music among her many records.