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Old 08-13-2018, 10:26 AM   #41
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Paul was the most instrumentally talented Beatle and has more good post-Beatles albums than John or George. Hell, maybe both combined.

I think Ram is great, but can't say the same about any other Paul solo album I've heard. Some of them are interesting (McCartney II) or pleasant (Chaos & Creation), but not great.
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And worst song ever - Wild Mountain Honey.

Hahaha yes that is terrible. Had never heard it before now, but it is a worthy addition to their shit-house staples.
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Paul was the most instrumentally talented Beatle and has more good post-Beatles albums than John or George. Hell, maybe both combined.
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yeah but John was murdered and Gorge died in 2001.
This. Although George isn't in the same universe as John or Paul so he could have lived another 10 years and it wouldn't make a difference. All Things Must Pass is good, but also one of the most overrated albums in rock music. Even if you took a single album's worth of its best material, it wouldn't be better than Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, or several Macca albums. Hell, I'd probably take Walls & Bridges over it.

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I think Ram is great, but can't say the same about any other Paul solo album I've heard. Some of them are interesting (McCartney II) or pleasant (Chaos & Creation), but not great.
Ram made me want to punch Macca in the face more than anything else I've ever heard. And I say this as someone who actually enjoys the OTT ridiculousness of Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.

If I had to pick a favorite I'd probably say Venus and Mars. Band on the Run is a mixed bag, I think the title track is frankensteined mess, but Jet and Let Me Roll It are probably the two best songs he recorded as a solo artist.

I'm not taking Cobbler's bait so let's leave The Beatoffs out of this.
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All Things Must Pass is good, but also one of the most overrated albums in rock music. Even if you took a single album's worth of its best material, it wouldn't be better than Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, or several Macca albums. Hell, I'd probably take Walls & Bridges over it.
wow, we got cobbler's dumbest post and laz's dumbest post all in the same day! what are the odds
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Not sure why it’s dumb to suggest that a triple album from a guy who was previously only responsible for a 2-3 songs each outing isn’t as good as highly-regarded classics by two of rock’s most legendary writers.
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i'm not sure why you're suggesting that quantity proves anything in terms of quality.

it's pretty well established that the reason he only had 2 or 3 songs at most on the beatles albums was because john and paul wouldn't let him put more of his tracks on group albums. it's not cause they were shit songs - beginning with rubber soul it's hard to argue that any of them are genuinely bad other than piggies. certainly every single beatles album has multiple lennon-mccartney songs on it that are far worse than any harrison song.

i'll give you imagine or plastic ono band since there's an argument to be made for those, but walls & bridges has maximum two really good songs on it. there's no way in hell that it's better than an album that contains a track listing like this:

1. i'd have you anytime
2. my sweet lord
3. wah-wah
4. isn't it a pity
5. what is life?
6. let it down
7. beware of darkness
8. the ballad of frankie crisp (let it roll)
9. awaiting on you all
10. all things must pass
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All Things Must Pass rules.
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All Things Must Pass is a consensus top 3 Beatles solo album, if not #1 by itself.

I can't talk about Paul McCartney with people who find Ram annoying. That record is such a great encapsulation of his melodic writing and charm, as well as the highly influential DIY aesthetic of his early solo career. The music of so many bedroom indie pop artists can be traced back to McCartney and Ram.
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I like the cover of "If Not For You" on All Things Must Pass more than Dylan's original.
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I'm into it. Definitely seems like she's back in the traditional mode of The Greatest as opposed to the experimentation of Sun. As much as I loved the latter, I'm not mad about this move.
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RIP Aretha Franklin.

Same date as Elvis died.
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Another legend gone . We just keep losing 'em.

Rest in peace, Aretha. Thanks for all the awesome music.
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Gotta be honest I had no idea that Aretha was still alive.
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My first reaction was that Macca seemed to be taking a page out of U2’s desperate plea for pop relevance playbook, and wouldn’t you know it, the track was produced and co-written by Ryan Tedder. Spoiler alert: he’s not John Lennon in the quality collaborator department.

For this kind of thing, it’s well-done and really catchy, but dear god, you’re in your mid-70s, man. No reward is worth this.
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i honestly thought she had passed away in that strange wave of celebrity deaths we had in 2016 before i heard the news yesterday.

RIP to an incredible woman.
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My first reaction was that Macca seemed to be taking a page out of U2’s desperate plea for pop relevance playbook, and wouldn’t you know it, the track was produced and co-written by Ryan Tedder. Spoiler alert: he’s not John Lennon in the quality collaborator department.

For this kind of thing, it’s well-done and really catchy, but dear god, you’re in your mid-70s, man. No reward is worth this.


Ugh, this is shit...
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How the hell does Ryan Tedder get all these collaborations when he clearly brings nothing to them.

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Friggin Cobbler Axver.
I also honestly would've guessed she was 105 and can't believe she was only in her seventies.
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