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

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Band On The Run
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
Overall rank: 280th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 750 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (75th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (280th)

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PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS BAND ON THE RUN APPLE EPS-80235 Japan VINYL LP
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Band on the run - Paul McCartney & Wings - 1973
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Paul McCartney & Wings bestography

Band On The Run is ranked as the best album by Paul McCartney & Wings.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 750 votes)
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100/100
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85/100
 
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Rating:  
100/100
From lstevens
10/10

Top Tracks: "Bluebird", "Picasso's Last Words", "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five"

Pop perfection, as good as any Beatles album. You can't really complain about the songs being meaningless; it should be expected going into a McCartney solo album. What should always be expected is a great sense of melody and instrumentation, and you get that in abundance here.
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95/100
Terrific album. Almost as good as the Beatles later output, certainly better than their first few albums
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70/100
I mean it's just boring. Apart from the closer which is epic.
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80/100
Paul's best post-beatles album.
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Rating:  
90/100
From BLO
A great album to put on during a rainy day or whenever you need a pick-me-up. Very joyful compared to the other's solo careers.
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45/100
I've listened to the album a good few times now and apart from the first two tracks, the rest just doesn't land with me. It's perhaps too whimsical and poppy for my taste - I prefer Lennon and Harrison's solo stuff I must confess which has more of a bite and statement about them
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90/100
From WJA
A superb album with some awesome highlights, but too many mediocre songs to make it a classic imho. Still I love it very much.
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100/100
It's hard for me to say, but I think this is my favorite out of any of the solo Beatles records. I think every song on the album is great and some are just as good (and some are better) than even the best of The Beatles. Paul did an amazing job here.
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85/100
A great album and McCartney's best almost every track is a winner No Words & Picasso's Last Words being the only tracks that are less than 85/100. The rest of the album is fantastic pop music.
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80/100
From nitomano
Favoritas: Band On The Run, Let Me Roll It, Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five, Jet
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