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This review is from: Mccartney (Audio CD)
Paul McCartney's debut solo album is refreshingly lo-fi, a collection of do-it-yourself stripped back home recordings that for the most part sound more like demo's than fully-worked up songs, and therein lies it's charm. Admiteddly not all of these songs hold up so well in isolation, and some feel more like fragmented sketches than complete works, but taken as a whole this works brilliantly at stripping away the then overbearing myth of the Beatles and getting close to an artist enjoying the process of writing and recording music. With Paul performing all the instruments and fully half of the album consisting of instrumentals this is as far away from commercial considerations as you can get: 'McCartney' is a ramshackle and uneven record, but also a very charming and honest one. A great debut.