The best thing he’s done in years.

As The Fireman, Sir Paul McCartney and producer Youth previously dabbled in ambient, dance and electronic spheres.

‘Electric Arguments’, however, plays with more traditional song-based structures. Although masterly cohesive throughout, each track was mostly improvised and created in a single day and has its own distinctive sound quite apart from anything else on the record. Experimental loops collide with bluesy wails, country singalongs and New Order beats, while album highlight ‘Sing The Changes’ is a U2/Arcade Fire epic mountain song. Left without the constraints of a label’s demands or public expectations, Macca has delivered a unique insight into his artistic wont, an enlightening and adventurous joy that could be the best thing he’s done in years.

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