It’s funny how fast new music comes and goes. I remember buying and enjoying Paul McCartney’s 2013 album, New, his first collection of original material in six years. I played it a lot that year. I don’t think I’ve played it once since.
At the time, the album was hailed as McCartney’s best in years. I haven’t listened to much of his solo work, so you won’t get an argument from me. But even McCartney’s best album in years isn’t quite good enough to break into my regular rotation.
Best Songs of 2013 – #6
On most of Paul McCartney’s latest album, New, he sounds more like a Beatle than a 71-year-old. Today’s track is the one powerful exception.
‘Early Days’ is about just that — the time when McCarney and John Lennon first met and embarked on their extraordinary careers together.
The past few weeks I’ve been buying new album releases like a madman. Artists (and studios) have dropped records left and right, presumably with the holiday season in mind.
I’ve looked at the scheduled releases for the rest of the year, though, and it appears that I’m done for 2013. So it’s time for me to take stock of the albums I’ve picked up this year.