On Egypt Station, his 18th solo album, Paul McCartney projects the same upbeat positivity and charm that has defined his 50+ year career.
Macca’s songwriting is less cliche than much of his late career output, and there are more than a few moments that hold that special Beatles-era spark. Featuring foot-stompers, silly love songs, sing-alongs and just a couple lame ducks, it’s a high quality batch of songs that prove the 76-year-old Englishman isn’t over until he says he is.
The curse of being in the biggest band there ever was, is that your subsequent work is constantly compared to it. While Egypt Station won’t change the course of popular music, any fan of Sir Paul’s legendary songbook won’t regret giving it a listen.
Ryan is a writer, editor and vinyl collector currently based in Los Angeles. He started Mini Music Critic in 2017.