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CRITICAL MASS: Lyrics notwithstanding, Paul McCartney is a musical genius

Band on the Run” is the fourth post-Beatles album Paul McCartney released; its sales were initially sluggish because, the theory goes, by 1973, the public had grown wary of McCartney product. It took a couple of hit singles — “Jet” and “Band on the Run” — to kick-start the album commercially. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
Band on the Run” is the fourth post-Beatles album Paul McCartney released; its sales were initially sluggish because, the theory goes, by 1973, the public had grown wary of McCartney product. It took a couple of hit singles — “Jet” and “Band on the Run” — to kick-start the album commercially. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)


Maybe we were right about Paul McCartney all along. His solo work has been disappointing.

Don't get me wrong; the man is a Brian Wilson-level genius, tuneful as the day is long.

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