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30 May 2012
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I didn't know this album was getting all the hate. It's a cool experimental album and contains catchy songs like Coming Up, Waterfalls, or weird (catchy as well) song like Temporary Secretary.

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30 May 2012
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No idea why McCartney II got a bad name, i presume the critics went/go into it with a preconceived idea of it being lame. It doesnt sound to me outdated, maybe its not standard 'Macca' for some.

If anyone is looking to get the album i would recommed the 3 disc deluxe download from Pauls site, the extra disc of songs are really worth it.

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30 May 2012
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meanmistermustard said
No idea why
McCartney II got a bad name, i presume the critics went/go into it with a preconceived idea of it being lame.

Which I would argue is the case for the critical reception of every Macca album except Band On The Run and post-Flaming Pie material.

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30 May 2012
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Ben Ramon said

meanmistermustard said
No idea why
McCartney II got a bad name, i presume the critics went/go into it with a preconceived idea of it being lame.

Which I would argue is the case for the critical reception of every Macca album except Band On The Run and post-Flaming Pie material.

Excluding Driving Rain which is generally seen to be appalling, one reason being that the press cannot stand anything that has any connection to Heather Mills, another being that the songs are dreadful as is the album cover.

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30 May 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Ben Ramon said

meanmistermustard said
No idea why
McCartney II got a bad name, i presume the critics went/go into it with a preconceived idea of it being lame.

Which I would argue is the case for the critical reception of every Macca album except Band On The Run and post-Flaming Pie material.

Excluding Driving Rain which is generally seen to be appalling, one reason being that the press cannot stand anything that has any connection to Heather Mills, another being that the songs are dreadful as is the album cover.

I've actually never listened properly to Driving Rain and tend to forget about its presence in the McCartney canon, have seen very mixed reviews.

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30 May 2012
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I played it threw once and hated it (Driving Rain), a few years later i revisted 'From A Lover To A Friend' and still hated that song. Havent went anywhere near it since and have no plans whatsoever to ever do so again.

 

McCartney II is one of those albums that has so many different types of song that something always pleases you and feels new.

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19 August 2012
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vonbontee said
I may try some of the Firemen stuff someday, but I've gotta say that based on what I've heard & read, I'm prepared to dislike it. Mostly because I usually hate the sound of digital synthesizers, also most anything that's ever been described as "ambient" (and 85% of "techno"). Too much of that stuff just sounds to me like mood music.

Edit [Checks out youtube link, followed by "Solstice Ambient Acapella"]

Nope, didn't like those at all, sorry. Too boring. Not my thing at all; I want uptempo post-disco grooves with ENERGY! (Maybe you can recommend something else?) But thanks for trying, all the same!

Ahhh...that's okay. It's not for everyone. I mostly listen to it as mood music when I'm studying or going to sleep. I understand it's not that uptempo, which is what I like about it, I guess. The next "song" on the album, after Fluid, is a little more uptempo, but it's basically the same sounding stuff. I like that it has actual instruments and not just synths. You can clearly hear the guitar, bass, and drums on most of the tracks.

Kudos for actually giving it a listen, though!

Electric Arguments, by the way, is totally different. It's actually lyric based, with a few instrumentals/tech stuff thrown in. If you want the weird shit, give Strawberries, Oceans, Ships, Forest a listen. It's not my cup of tea, but we seem to have slightly different taste buds.

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Heard all of the deluxe recently and the decision to cut down the album from a double to a single LP saved it otherwise it would be far too long, dull, sprawling and tiresome. 

All You Horse Riders just reminded me of Blacklace's Superman, Paul being ahead of the game here by not releasing his at the time whilst Blacklace irritated the world and ruined many disco's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....tFM4-FQKD8

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