Band On The Run (studio album) by Paul McCartney & Wings

Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 254th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 1,004 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (61st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (254th)
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95/100
From 02/12/2024 01:23
No Words stops this from being a perfect 100 unfortunately :( not a bad song, just noticeably weaker than the rest of the album.
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80/100
From 02/19/2023 23:55
This is a record that doesn't really have any bad tracks on it. The lowest we get is just decent in terms of quality and that is on the 3 run stretch from tracks 6 to 8. This is primarily due to them not being as catchy as the other songs. This isn't much of a criticism however as the songs are still enjoyable and don't detract from the music. Every other song on here is great or better with the bookends of the album being the personal highlights for me. The title track is one of the greatest songs McCartney has made outside of the Beatles and Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five is one of his most slept on songs. It wraps the album up brilliantly and makes the whole experience feel complete and fulfilling. Overall, while it might not be his best solo work post Beatles it is still up there and it also has some of his most inspired and enjoyable moments he ever recorded in his solo career.
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From 09/07/2022 20:58
Great album from start to finish. My personal favourites are the title track, Let Me Roll It and the superb closer Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five.
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85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:39
Great record
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85/100
From 03/12/2022 09:12
Very good album for after-Beatles McCartney, title track is just awesome and there is a lot of other highlights here, not one reaaly bad track.
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90/100
From 01/05/2022 15:30
Uno de los mejores trabajos de McCartney, aunque mi favorito es Venus & Mars, especialmente en la versión americana, que incluye el espléndido Helen Wheeis.
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95/100
From 09/06/2021 16:44
This is definitely Pauls best solo album. It is jampacked
with great tunes. Pauls singing and songwriting is in
top form. I like to think of Paul as the Mozart of R&R.
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85/100
From 09/04/2021 17:46
McCartney would struggle to keep up with his peers on the next following albums, but Band on the Run really hits the nail on the head in a couple places, especially on the title track. I don't think it beats out Ram in terms of impact and importance.
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95/100
From 09/03/2021 22:21
What a homerun of a record. This is definitely the moment where making fun of Wings became dumb.
1985 still slaps more than it has any right to. The singles are absolute bangers.
And the lesser known tracks are all easy hidden gems specially No Words
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85/100
From 09/03/2021 21:19
One of the best records by a former Beatle. Band on the Run was the first record that Paul McCartney started to get some critical acclaim for his new band Wings. Several songs on this album are among his best post-Beatles tracks. Among the highlights are the popular title track, the high energy rocker and Let Me Roll It, which was later considered to a bit of a tribute to Macca's old songwriting partner John Lennon. The final track Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five is a a bit of a lesser known song but one of the most catchy and enjoyable on the record.
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