Ram (studio album) by Paul & Linda McCartney

Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 364th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 650 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (92nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (364th)
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82/100 (from 650 votes)
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From 07/03/2021 15:22
This is a very underappreciated album I think. There is a lot of great songs on here and all of them are really infectious and catchy. I don't know why this record doesn't get any attention whatsoever as this is probably one of Paul's best albums post Beatles.
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From 06/30/2021 13:04
The hostile attacks that Paul had to suffer in the early seventies were simply scandalous. John and George were considered to be the true geniuses of the Beatles. Paul could only make muzak. So they said.

It was a time when pompous music was all the rage and Paul didn't deliver on this. With Ram, he made down to earth pop gems. Music that would not be appreciated for at least ten years. I'm happy the tide has turned. Paul is a genius. Ram is a gem.
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From 06/28/2021 21:18
Ram is the spiritual successor to Smiley Smile in a way, but it is Paul McCartney through and through. Light music that is still artistically dense seems to be his area of expertise. This is one of those albums that only comes out once in someone's career. If you're not Paul McCartney that is.
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75/100
From 06/07/2021 06:30
It is ok; I prefer the Wings albums
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85/100
From 03/08/2021 13:40
Grande obra! Confesso que demorei a entender o √°lbum, mas depois disso, maravilhoso demais!
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From 03/01/2021 20:33
pleasant, entertaining, and a good start of a solo career.
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From 02/14/2021 15:00
Full of charming quirkiness, but ultimately lacking the rawness that makes McCartney a more compelling release.
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From 09/25/2020 14:58
Solid. Rating (76.67)
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From 02/29/2020 05:46
The first time you hear this album, you probably won't be very fond of it. After all, the critics back in the day weren't to fond of it at the time any way. But one or two little ear worms will draw you back in once in a while. Soon you'll fall in love with the quirkyness and the unconventional songwriting. Songs as stupid as "Monkberry Moon Delight" and "Smile Away" become charming. The beauty and nostalgia in "The Backseat of My Car" will have you pining for your high school days.

Give this album a few more listens, then maybe you'll understand why a once universally hated album is now considered a classic, as well as the crowning jewel in Paul's solo career.

Give this album a few listens, you won't regret it.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
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