Driving Rain - Paul McCartney
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  • Summary: This is the former Beatle's first album of original recordings since 1997's 'Flaming Pie.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    A satisfying, and often very moving, body of work. [Dec 2001, p.100]
  2. It's a nice blend of the self-conscious Flowers in the Dirt and the organic, natural Flaming Pie, combining the craft of the former with the attitude of the latter.
  3. 80
    If this collection has a coherent theme, it's the cautious joy of a man making his emotional recovery. [#4, p.119]
  4. This set may not satisfy every fan, but it should please those who have hoped that McCartney would branch out from a safe sound.
  5. Sir Paul is largely on top form.
  6. While [Linda's] death hangs over much of Driving Rain, Macca's knack for taking a sad song and making it better means tracks like "Lonely Road," "It Must Have Been Magic," "Your Way" and "Back in the Sunshine" are redemption songs, not exercises in self-pity.
  7. It's more or less business as usual, with a few highlights balancing a fair amount of filler.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18