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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 165 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 16 out of 165

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  1. RobertH
    Jun 6, 2007
    6
    Dance tonight is indifferent at its best,ever present past is a cheap franzferdinandism ,see your sunshine is unlistenable,only mama knows is interesting at its best, you tell me the same. Mr Bellamy is great,i loved it. Gratitude bores me,vitange clothes has some good moments,that was me is mediocre. Feet in the clouds and house of wax i found excellent (especially the latter). End of Dance tonight is indifferent at its best,ever present past is a cheap franzferdinandism ,see your sunshine is unlistenable,only mama knows is interesting at its best, you tell me the same. Mr Bellamy is great,i loved it. Gratitude bores me,vitange clothes has some good moments,that was me is mediocre. Feet in the clouds and house of wax i found excellent (especially the latter). End of the End is laughable and nod your head could be an interesting piece to see him do live. in general , chaos and creation is the best album he's done since band on the run and i would like to see paul at least once more in the studio with nigel godrich. as for memory almost full ,Mr Bellamy,Feet in The Clouds and House of Wax.thats all. Expand
  2. ChesterL.
    Jun 27, 2007
    4
    I've listened to it once through and hope my opinion changes when I listen to it again. But first impression, Terribly disapointed I didn't like it at all.
  3. FilipeR
    Aug 9, 2007
    4
    I wouldn't say this record is pure garbage, but yes, it isn't at all one of his finest. Caos and Creation was much better, I would give it a 8 out of10.
  4. ChrisG.
    Jun 5, 2007
    5
    Its early...and Chaos and Creation did grow on me, but I hear virtually nothing here at would even be consider a throwaway melodicly on his early solo stuff and on his stronger atter day releases (Dirt, Pie)...Maybe its just me. Love ya anyway, Macca.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Missing, thankfully, are the twee Paulie-isms that often insult our intelligence, making Memory Almost Full that rare thing, a modern-day Paul McCartney you can listen to without wincing.
  2. It's a way more focused album than usual.
  3. By McCartney's recent standards, the album justifies the pop eccentricity he pursues so imperturbably.