Gary S. from CHEVY CHASE, MD Reviewed on 8/3/2010...
Go back to writing "silly love songs." One of the best pop composers of the 20th century seems to have totally lost his way with this album.
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Paul touches Greatness
M. Skwiat | new jersey | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album! I can't believe how negative some of the reviews are on here. These songs find Paul in the Twilight of his years. This cd is a combination of Paul's past with a look toward the future. These songs represent Paul's music and has become one of my favorite cd's to listen too."
More Great Music from McCartney
Eric Mayforth | Houston, Texas | 05/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of Paul McCartney's music in the Beatles and Wings eras who have not bought any of his work in a long time should think about picking up "Memory Almost Full". "Dance Tonight", "Ever Present Past", "Only Mama Knows", "Mr. Bellamy", and "Vintage Clothes" are all great songs, and there is a good mix of up-tempo and slow songs here, with a high ratio of good stuff to filler. "Memory Almost Full" might be McCartney's strongest work in decades."
Now he's 64, and we may not need him, but I'd certainly like
Tom Benton | North Springfield, VT USA | 04/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The boyish Beatle has now reached the age he half-mused about forty-plus years ago. With the Beatles far behind him and his solo career eccentric at best, one would have a hard time arguing that we need him. But whenever he releases a record like "Memory Almost Full"--which is about once every two decades--I realize just how much I like having him around. His attitude is perpetually boyish, but now the concepts are distinctly aged: the best song on the album, "Ever Present Past," has him singing, "I hope there's something to find/Searching for the time that has gone so fast/The time that I thought would last." On the song preceding it, he promises "Everybody gonna dance tonight/Everybody gonna feel alright," but he sounds like an elderly Englishman singing to the village young 'uns. Which doesn't mean his music is any less potent--the opposite, in fact. "See Your Sunshine" is almost delightful. "Nod Your Head" is like a morbid old man's "Kashmir." "House of Wax" is a dandy of a melancholy kicker, although it occasionally veers uncomfortably near Radiohead-esque coldness. And the rest is good, too."