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

Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 273rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 934 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (68th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (273rd)
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82/100 (from 934 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 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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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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55/100
From 08/03/2021 12:00
decent enough effort
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85/100
From 02/18/2021 11:34
This is a great album. "Band on the Run" the title track is an outstanding piece of work; the song is easily the best thing Paul ever did either solo or with Wings with "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" competing for second. However, the other tracks all range from decent to great as well. "Jet" is an awesome piece of power pop goodness. "Bluebird" has a catchy chorus. "Let Me Roll It" is a sexy and sensual song that evokes McCartney's old pal Lennon. "Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five" is a fantastic closer. The only real dud on this album is "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" which is unfournate because it's the longest track on the album.

It's not included on the UK version, but the US "Helen Wheels" is a solid track as well.

In my opinion, this is Paul's best album. It's only competition is Ram.
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85/100
From 01/07/2021 18:42
Quite an enjoyable album with a great title track and a stunning ending
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85/100
From 09/20/2020 01:35
Best album by any ex Beatle post Beatles. Lot of great songs beside the title track.
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