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4.0 out of 5 stars There are tracks in this album that will stand there with the best of McCartney in his live shows, 24 Oct 2013
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How many artists are there who could evoke such interest in a new album at the age of 71? Paul McCartney is so revered that his first album of new material in 6 years was awaited with bated breath by his fans. It doesn't disappoint.

OK, it's not a five star 'Band on the Run'. But it's good. Better than 'Memory Almost Full', which was pretty good in its own right. Once again it needs a second playing to bring out all its qualities. How I wish it was possible to listen to McCartney's records for the second time without sitting through the first! He has this incredible knack of writing songs that don't impress on first hearing and then are instantly memorable when you hear them again.

So it was for me with 'New'. Apart from the pre-released single of the same name, I hadn't heard any of the album before it arrived. I put it on eagerly, and found it a mixed bag. but on second playing ... hey presto - a very good album.

The first thing to say is that Paul hasn't changed his approach. He is still producing short, catchy pop/rock tunes. The second thing to say is that it is a perceived wisdom that McCartney is at his strongest when collaborating with others ... here it is the producers who add value.

Stand out tracks? For me 'New' and 'On my way to work'; both great ballads. Alligator', 'Appreciate' and 'I can bet' are completely different and also most enjoyable.

There are tracks in this album that will stand there with the best of McCartney in his live shows. Not an all-time classic but very good. Four stars.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2013 11:40:47 BDT
Breadman says:
Agree with you that it takes several listens to truly appreciate it - which makes me wonder how many listens 'professional reviewers' spend on each album they 'rate' ! I've seen 3 or 4 uncomplimentary reviews - and for me, after two listens I was a bit underwhelmed, but as you say, stick with it and you realise that 80% of this album is bloody great ! One 20-something so-called reviewer said it was "just about ok". What they hell are these people paid for ? The same reviewer gave Kings of Leon 5 stars - oh how very coooool of him.
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