After a chance encounter with Temporary Secretary on the radio 1 i thought it was a new release! I was shocked to find this record recorded by Macca and being almost 30 years old.
Judging this album in its own right, it is fantastic. There is the pioneering electronica and sheer madness of Temporary Secretary, Secret Friend and Check My Machine, mellow blues on On the Way, Coming Up is a fun and upbeat number, whilst Waterfalls, One of these Days and Summers Day Song are decent ballads, Beatles-esqe if you like! Darkroom wouldnt seem too out of place on a Gorillaz album, the sheer variety on McCartney II means it probably has something to please everyone. If you are expecting to hear the Beatles, Wings or similar you'll want to ignore 80% of this album, but if you want 14 quality songs with about 5 different genres thrown in, this album is for you. If you've never bought a McCartney solo album before i definitely recommend this! Truly outstanding.