Electric Arguments - The Fireman
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. There are more twists and turns, more textures, than on any other McCartney album in the last 20 years, and if it's a little messy, so be it: it's better to have Paul letting it all hang out instead of hanging back.
  2. When taken alongside recent successes like Chaos and Creation and his stunning orchestral piece Ece Cor Meum, Electric Arguments hints that a late period renaissance could be underway.
  3. 84
    Electric Arguments makes a gravity defying leap from his supine position atop past laurels with an album showcasing incredibly raw rock, complimented by totally-not-cheesy electronic production. [Holiday 2008, p.98]
  4. This one studs its chilled-out world-beat electronica with pretty psych-folk melodies, propulsive rock grooves, and McCartney's raw 'Helter Skelter'-ish vocals.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Leon
    Oct 4, 2009
    10
    Paul is master.
  2. ByronJ.
    Aug 9, 2009
    9
    Imagine if THIS McCartney teamed-up with the McCartney of Chaos And Creation... Then we'd see a true return to his Beatle-Day form.
  3. NutS.
    Jan 21, 2009
    10
    Nice collection of positive and adventurous tracks. Every track is distinct from rock to pure electronica. This album shows just why you need Nice collection of positive and adventurous tracks. Every track is distinct from rock to pure electronica. This album shows just why you need a producer. Best McCartney album ever. Not a single filler or weak track and that's something when it comes from Macca. Full Review »