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I'm addicted to Pipes of Peace. What McCartney album is like crack for YOU?
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WOW, Pipes of Peace is like crack. I want to hear it again, and again, and again.  I don't know why.  I'm serious!  I think it might be my favorite one.  Could it be better than Ram?  I think it might.

Which Paul McCartney album are you inexplicably addicted to?

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22 May 2013
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I love RAM so effing much, but I equally really love "McCartney".  It's just an amazing album, mellow and simple, yet so brilliant. I will never tire of either of album. heartheartheart

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It always changes for me. Right now, I'm with you on Pipes of Peace. I don't think it's my favorite album of his, but it might just be the happiest one. There are a few of his albums that I can never get enough of and am always in the mood to listen to, though. 

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Pipes of Peace is one of his weakest, IMO. Some great songs on there and some weak ones.

For me, Ram is like crack, I literally listen to it 3-4 times a week all the way through and never tire of it! Same with McCartney, McCartney II, and all his Wings stuff. But Ram is *IT* for me!

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Are we including Wings?  Because I am quite fond of "Red Rose Speedway".  I was listening to it while painting the other day, it was a great mix! 

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Are we including Wings?  Because I am quite fond of "Red Rose Speedway".  I was listening to it while painting the other day, it was a great mix! 

Funny you mention RRS, I listened to it last night and again this morning. Great album! Little Lamb Dragonfly, Get On the Right Thing, and Big Barn Bed are favorites, as is the B-side The Mess from that era.

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Ram is the one that really endures with me – I'll go long periods without listening to it but when I come back it's always just as incredible as the first time. By contrast, I can barely make it through one sitting of Pipes of Peace! I like the title track though.

 

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22 May 2013
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If Wings counts than I would go for Band on the Run. One of his most overrated album and I can see why. I can't get enough of the title track along with Mrs. Vanderbilt.

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I LOVE Band on the Run but for my money, Venus and Mars is the more satisfying album (apart from the two non-Paul songs, Spirits of Ancient Egypt and Medicine Jar)

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I still like his debut solo album: 'McCartney' Playing all the instruments at that time was a rarity and the album has a very laid back style. It's also Beatle influenced since they were still together at the time of the release. Outside of that album, I really like 'Back To The Egg' & 'Tug Of War'

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I can stand all day just listening to RAM and McCartney, but I can't stand some of the tracks in Band on the Run for prolonged hours.

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I don't know that I've ever been addicted to any McCartney/Wings album, actually. There are ones I like very much, of course, or even kinda love (Ram and Band on the Run, the usual suspects), but I can hardly recall a time when I've ever needed to hear a Paul album, definitely not the way I periodically need to hear the Beatles. It's more like, "Hm, I wouldn't mind hearing McCartney right now, think I'll throw that on."

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I'm mainly addicted to the song "So Bad." I have no idea why.  It gets stuck in my head and I sing it to myself all day. It evokes the same feelings I used to get as a teenager when my favorite song came on the radio.

"The Other Me" gets stuck in my head as well, but to a lesser degree.

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I'm the same as Von. I like a lot of his albums but I never feel an urge to listen to a particular one. Particular songs (can't get enough of 'Jet' atm), yes, but not albums.

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Same Von and Emmy, I'm never really "addicted" to one of Paul's album but I remember when I first heard the "Band On The Run" album, I listened to it about 4 times straight, good times

Anyways at the moment I quite like "Temporary Secretary" even though when I first heard it I hated and thought "Why do so many hard-core Paul fans want him to play this at his concerts???" but now it's kinda of grown on me :)

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I'm kinda addicted to wings stuff like london town and back to the egg. I love playing those albums again and again and again

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I go thru periods of listening to an album twice within a week or two and then dont play it for months – no artist not included. The only artist I can listen to for a long period is the beatles but its never the same thing over and over.

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Pipes of Peace is one of his weakest, IMO. Some great songs on there and some weak ones.

Agreed.  Along with Press to Play, it's pretty much the only Paul album I'd label as "For Completists Only."  a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Duke_of_Kirkaldy said

Pipes of Peace is one of his weakest, IMO. Some great songs on there and some weak ones.

Agreed.  Along with Press to Play, it's pretty much the only Paul album I'd label as "For Completists Only."  a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I disagree.  Press to Play is weak, awful and at times very hard on the ears because it sucks so much.  Pipes of Peace has brilliant, catchy melodies and is pleasing to the ear.

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I like a few songs on Press to Play quite a lot: Press, Move Over Busker, Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun, and Stranglehold are all good tunes. But I think we can all agree that after the excellent Tug of War, he lost his way a bit until Flowers in the Dirt.

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