I listened to the whole album on Youtube. All I can say is that it is music to have in the background whilst you are awaiting the ambulance after suffering a stroke. I’m with @Fred123. It is self-indulgent nothingness.
My tastes tend to be fairly catholic, but there are some genres I struggle with. Anything atonal, for instance, or experimental. I am currently forcing myself to listen to some of Pink Floyd’s weirder works. There are some post-classical composers that are a mess, and I have trouble with music that does not restrict itself to the seven tone scales with which I have been raised (i.e. not from the European tradition).
I also dislike western music, although country is of course fine.
Where are all those bagpipe solos?
We have plenty of band music options to choose from. So few renditions from ‘The Lone Piper’ to add feeling to that last nightly dram after a less than inspiring day. An extra dram seems to always raise the spirits and dull the musical senses adequately.
Our Grandfathers (for some of us) could reminisce of the days of the great town bands of the 1930’s. A town’s pride was well represented with it’s band. While some had them march boldly through the streets of Singapore in 1942. Or much early carry the wounded on stretches in The Great War.
Agree there is much trash music and many second rate musicians these days. Music has so many different meanings and evokes different feelings and memories.
How can anyone judge one over another as better or worse?
Is my trash any less smellier than your trash?
It seems unlikely.
This is available on Spotify for those who use the platform. I quite like most of McCartney’s work up until his vocal cords began to tire and deteriorate with old age. When he speaks nowadays he’s almost breathless and you get the impression he’s having difficulty finding enough wind to get an entire sentence out. This in turn has affected his ability to sing a straight note as he gets older from one album release to the next. Most of the songs on this album are afflicted by his old man singing voice and he doesn’t quite hit the right notes anymore, so much as warble around them. He doesn’t do himself any favours by continuing to write songs in keys that were perfect for him when he was in his 20s, 30s and 40s. He’s still trying to hit those high notes and he struggles immensely with them. He needs to retire. Age has not been kind to his talents.
No. I subscribe to Apple Music and pay nothing beyond the AM subscription, which costs me less than $Aud10 a month, far less than I used to spend on music when CDs and records cost $30+ each. I only mention the iTunes price to show the difference between the $42 mentioned elsewhere. I do use YouTube as well, but for mobility, Apple Music works in the car, on our phones and iPads, and several Apple and Amazon smart speakers