This is ironic. Kind of irrelevant but still, it's amazing.
It has just been announced that Paul McCartney's new album "Egypt Station" is officially number 1 on the coming week's Billboard 100 Album charts.
I mean, how strange is this? He is 76 and you hear it. Many people complain about his aging voice, esp on his live shows.
But if you are able to listen with an open mind you will find a very detailed and rich production that even manages to take advantage of the voice and use it as a sonic means (Despite Repeated Warnings). The album as such is pretty good IMO, way better than I expected. He is hungry again and it shows. I have listened to it twice so far, it's a wonderful hiking album, and I find I like even songs I did not expect to like, for example Back In Brazil. It once was a pretty boring thingm but the arrangement is imaginative and fun.
My favourite moment is when track 1 closes and the piano frok track 2 sets in. I jumped, when I heard that, it's sonically sooo beautiful.
I know how important chart positions are to him, he still is from that old generation where that really did mean something. And I really like that he kicked a rapper I don't like at all from the top spot. That's an added bonus.
Well done Paul. Stay hungry.