Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full (2007)

Not Sir Paul's best effort. The first release on Fivebucks' Starbucks' Hear Music label, Metacritic has it at 69/100 which is more than I'd give it, but even then it's better than Starbucks' coffee.

"This collection is filled with half-baked ideas and shallow reminiscences, a pair of dated rockers, and one meditation on mortality that manages to be maudlin and bubble-headed at the same time. It smacks of Wings at its goofiest." - The Boston Globe, June 4, 2007

Cool jewel case, but what's this nonsense all about?

A 10 page liner note booklet and 6 of those are pics of McCartney? I'd rather have lyrics at hand. And no track listing to be found anywhere.  It's almost as if they'd rather we downloaded files instead of buying a CD.
Say it ain't so.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #3
Peak on the US Billboard Digital Albums chart: #2
Peak on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums chart: #1
Peak on the US Billboard Tastemaker Albums chart: #3

Tracks: Best songs are Dance Tonight. Gratitude, and That Was Me. Not-the-greatest songs include You Tell Me, Mr. Bellamy, and House of Wax.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
New (2013)
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (2005)
Wingspan: Hits and History (2001)
Flaming Pie (1997)
Unplugged: The Official Bootleg (1991)
All The Best! (1987)
Pipes of Peace (1983)
Tug of War (1982)
Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)
Band On The Run (1973)

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