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Paul McCartney’s guileless, but oft-criticized Ram was a handmade gem

Paul McCartney’s guileless, but oft-criticized Ram was a handmade gem

Released this week in May 1971, Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ was initially knocked for everything that makes it sound unexpectedly bold today.

With McCartney II, Paul McCartney attempted to tap into the new-wave zeitgeist

With McCartney II, Paul McCartney attempted to tap into the new-wave zeitgeist

Paul McCartney’s synthy solo effort ‘McCartney II,’ released on May 16, 1980, didn’t pass for innovation back then – and it doesn’t today, either.

The Beatles, “Like Dreamers Do” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Like Dreamers Do” (Decca Audition, 1962): Deep Beatles

One of Paul McCartney’s earliest compositions, “Like Dreamers Do” finds the Beatles as a very young band, still searching for their distinctive sound.

Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractured Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Point of no return’

Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractured Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Point of no return’

Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough talk about Paul McCartney and Wings’ turbulent, uneven ‘Red Rose Speedway,’ released on April 30, 1973.

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Released as part of ‘Tug of War’ in April 1982, “Take It Away” is McCartney’s last best pop hit – but there was a darker undercurrent at work.

The Beatles, “What You’re Doing” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “What You’re Doing” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

Paul McCartney’s underrated “What You’re Doing” foreshadows how the Beatles would test the limits of rock later in the 1960s.

Ringo Starr’s Y Not was elevated by a dark Paul McCartney duet: ‘That’s why he’s a genius’

Ringo Starr’s Y Not was elevated by a dark Paul McCartney duet: ‘That’s why he’s a genius’

Released five years ago today, Ringo Starr’s ‘Y Not’ featured the usual group of friendly co-stars. A partial Beatles reunion stole the show.

Elvis Presley helped spark the Beatles’ ‘Love’: ‘I’d been getting a little bit jealous’

Elvis Presley helped spark the Beatles’ ‘Love’: ‘I’d been getting a little bit jealous’

Paul McCartney admits to “getting a little bit jealous” over a hit Elvis Presley remix from the early 2000s. A few years later, the Beatles’ ‘Love’ debuted.

Even leaving aside its missteps, Wings over America remains a pinnacle for Paul McCartney

Even leaving aside its missteps, Wings over America remains a pinnacle for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings Over America,’ released on December 10, 1976, stands as some of the most vital work that he’s ever done.

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

We take a deep dive into Paul McCartney and Wings’ ‘Band on the Run,’ released on December 5, 1973.