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Memory Almost Full – An understated triumph for McCartney

Memory Almost Full – An understated triumph for McCartney

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Paul McCartney long ago passed the point in his life and career where he had anything left to prove. Yet at 64, he continues to release new music at a pace that puts acts half his age to shame. And while his post-Beatles work has been derided by many as being so much fluff, his output over the last decade has been consistently satisfying. Macca's winning streak, which began with 1997's Flaming Pie, continues with his most recent release, Memory Almost Full. And while it may not surpass McCartney's best albums (Band on the Run and Tug of War to name a few), Memory Almost Full reveals that Sir Paul's gift for melody is still very much intact. (more…)
Macca is back-a.

Macca is back-a.

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Paul McCartney's new video, "Dance Tonight", made its debut on YouTube today. I checked it out, and it's pretty good (it even has an appearance by Natalie Portman). Not stunning, but good. It's the first single from his upcoming album, Memory Almost Full, which comes out in a few weeks. And for those who aren't up on his rather large body of solo work (which is unjustly criticized), that's all been made available for legal download on Rhapsody. The thing that gets me about Macca is that even at age 64, he seems to still have the ability to conjure up great melodies with seemingly little effort. And after a period of not-so-great albums starting in the mid-'80s, he began a revitalization of sorts with 1997's Flaming Pie. That creative rebirth was evident on his last record, the exc...