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

Band On The Run
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 274th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 815 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (68th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (274th)
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PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS - 'Band On The Run' 12" Vinyl LP Record 1973
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Paul McCartney & Wings: Band On The Run 25th Anniv JAPAN EDITION RARE TOCP-65180
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Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run (25th Anniversary Edition) (CD 1999)
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Band On The Run is ranked as the best album by Paul McCartney & Wings.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 815 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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90/100
From 04/28/2020 15:13
I prefer RAM, but love this album,Let Me Roll It, Nine Hundred And Eighty Five, Band On The Run and Jet are great and together with George Harrison and John Lennon solo work up to 1973, the Beatles would have created another legendary album.
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From 03/24/2020 22:05
When i was in my early twenty,s the Beatles were my favourite band, and Paul was my favourite . But as the years went by my musical taste has change, and their not my favourite band any more. Typical Paul album it is quiet catchy and easy on the ear, but lyrically it lacks a bit more body. Still it good solid album with five good songs on it.
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From 11/07/2019 15:29
A great pop/rock album with an impeccable flow. A final highlight (released in December) in an already fantastic year.
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85/100
From 08/24/2019 07:30
The whole album is great, but "Band on the Run" and "Jet" are the obvious highlights.
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90/100
From 08/16/2019 00:32
Favorite Tracks:Band On The Run, Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt
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From 06/25/2019 04:34
Paul McCartney's best work and even more appreciated after seeing him perform live. These songs are as good as his Beatles songs and Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five is my fav song on this album. A great masterpiece.
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95/100
From 06/18/2019 17:38
95/100

Almost a Perfect Paul Album, and the best for his post-beatle career so far, thanks Paul.
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From 02/11/2019 19:15
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
From 10/30/2018 20:30
Terrific album. Almost as good as the Beatles later output, certainly better than their first few albums
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From 10/14/2018 12:34
I mean it's just boring. Apart from the closer which is epic.
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