Ram (studio album) by Paul & Linda McCartney

Ram
Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 370th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 572 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (93rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (370th)
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82/100 (from 572 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 80.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 06/15/2020 19:21
How much you'll like Ram will depend to a certain extent on how much you like Linda. Her backing vocals are all-over the album . For me I don't much like her vocals and what the hell is she doing on a Beatles solo album? Some good tracks though. Particularly Too Many People , Dear Boy, and Monkberry Moon Delight. Still there's a lot of throw away lyrics that weaken it. Smile Away comes to mind.
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90/100
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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95/100
From 06/18/2019 17:16
90/100

Very Good Paul Album, beginnings of Indie and good melodies with awesome backing vocals. Top 5 post-beatles
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From 04/10/2019 15:43
10/10

Top Tracks: "Too Many People", "Monkberry Moon Delight", "The Back Seat of My Car"

One of the dumbest albums I've ever heard, but I think that's precisely the point. There is nothing on here that isn't charming in every conceivable way.
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85/100
From 03/21/2018 15:11
This is my favourite post-beatles album (besides All Things Must Pass). Pauls song writing abilitys are really great and Linda does a much better Job with backing vocals, than Yoko
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From 12/27/2017 11:31
Monkberry moon delight what the hell was he thinking !
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From 11/22/2017 19:23
Amazing
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From 09/08/2017 16:30
Best Tracks: The Back Seat of my Car, Monkberry Moon Delight
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From 03/30/2017 20:54
A visceral and unbridled musical offering.
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95/100
From 03/30/2017 03:58
One of the funnest, and least emotionally draining post-beatles albums, and one I would most likely recommend to anyone wishing to explore the Beatles solo work for the first time. I personally think it's McCartney's best solo album, though it is technically a wings album without the title or credits; but it doesn't beat George's All Things Must Pass or The Plastic Ono Band album. That doesn't mean it isn't worth listening to. Many of these songs would have fit perfectly on a theoretical 70's Beatles album. Also, if you're a fan of McCartney's primal yelling, Monkberry Moon Delight probably serves as his greatest showcase of such talents. Most would agree that Uncle Albert is the best song; but my personal favorite is Too Many People, which is actually one of my favorite songs Paul McCartney ever wrote!
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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. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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