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Tug Of War (album) by Paul McCartney 

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Tug Of War
Tug Of War by Paul McCartney (1982)
Overall rank: 2,532nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 155 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1982 (44th)
Top albums of the 1980s (410th)
Best albums of all time (2,532nd)

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Paul McCartney bestography

Tug Of War is ranked 3rd best out of 41 albums by Paul McCartney on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Paul McCartney is McCartney which is ranked number 1920 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,083.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 155 votes)
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90/100
07/13/2018 22:28
83/100
 
70/100
07/02/2018 16:19
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75/100
 
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05/29/2018 19:20
76/100

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From caseygow 07/13/2018 22:30
Great pop come back of sorts for Macca. "Here Today" is positively heart breaking and if "Ebony & Ivory" seems a bit corny and dated well, it's heart is in the right place.
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From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 15:00
Disco sopra la media tra quelli del McCartney solista, almeno fino ad allora. Come al solito avrebbe giovato un po' di sobrietà in più ma nel complesso la dose zuccherina è abbastanza contenuta.
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From junodog4 07/01/2016 02:20
Hasn't aged well, but a good bounce back, and one of the best of 1982.
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From garycottier 04/25/2016 16:17
Tug of war, is usually looked upon as one of Paul McCartney's strongest solo albums. I have to disagree. There's some good stuff here, from the title track to the hearttugging John Lennon tribute, here today. Take it away, is enjoyable but it's nothing special, and both, ballroom dancing, and, wanderlust, are much better on the, give my regards to broad street, album. Off the Stevie wonder duets, ebony and ivory, is corny, but good, and, what's that you're doing, is a good funky track and McCartney's voice just about keeps up with Wonder's. The rest is okay, but it's all just filler really, dress me up as a robber, is nothing and, get it, is just irritating. Not a bad album then, but certainly not as good as some people claim.
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From thatbeatleskid1 01/03/2015 20:37
Perfect album if you stop after Track 11. Some really great stuff here.
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75/100
From Tamthebam 11/08/2014 12:48
A good pop album the first two tracks are great could have done without the duet with Carl Perkins but the one with Stevie Wonder is ok. Wanderlust & Here Today are good as is the 2nd duet with Stevie (Ebony & Ivory).
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From bigeyedfish 05/20/2014 00:59
Solid work. Ebony and Ivory is a bit goofy but its melody is truly stunning, First true tracks are really great. Sure, it's pop, but that doesn't make it bad.
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From timtooky 03/31/2014 20:16
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From ThomCNTV 01/10/2014 19:20
Algumas partes ruins, mas no geral é um ótimo álbum!
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From clockworkfiction3 10/07/2010 13:45
McCartney's second best behind Ram.

Not a bad song here, and most are quite exceptional. Best tracks are Tug of War, Take it Away, Here Today (best song off the album), Ballroom Dancing, The Pound is Sinking and Dress Me Up as a Robber.

Proof that McCartney's 80s career wasn't a complete waste.
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