Y Not

  • Record Label: Hip-O
  • Release Date: Jan 12, 2010
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25

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  1. JimB
    Feb 7, 2010
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    Rather unfair to cynically try to raise the average by giving it a 10, so will do justice and fairness a favour and give it an equally undeserved 0. No offense intended Ringo.
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
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  1. At this point, Starr’s limitations as a vocalist and a songwriter are well known. But if you’ve been on the Starr trip thus far, Y Not shouldn’t jostle you off.
  2. The Beatlesque affectations of Starr's recent discs have been replaced with determinedly bland '80s production, although there are still enough painfully underwritten peace 'n' love aphorisms to make even a Rip Van Winkle hippie wince.
  3. His 16th studio album, Y Not--recorded with a cast of all-stars including Paul McCartney and Joss Stone--is full of straightforward, sweetly melodic tunes, most of them about Starr's abiding optimism.