Kisses on the Bottom

Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom
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Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #821 / 946
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Based on 20 ratings
February 7, 2012 / Release Date
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At the age of 69, Paul McCartney has never sounded more subtle, warm and comfortable voicing a lyric as he does here.


Elsewhere, the music is so inoffensive and gently wrought that it’s difficult to generate any enthusiasm in either direction.

The 405

It is a definite return to form for McCartney, but he isn’t exactly operating in the same spaces as usual.

Consequence of Sound

It’s nice to get away from the noise every once in a while, and this record does the trick.

A.V. Club

If only most of the album didn’t sound so sleepy, wrapping McCartney in strings as he works through songs that he clearly likes but just as clearly don’t engage him all that much.

Drowned in Sound

Unfortunately what we’ve got here is a boring album that seems even more turgid because it is from an exceptional artist.

Sir Paul's passion for these ancient love tunes is the driving force in his vocal performance on this album, which is an admiral trait that makes it difficult to anyone to criticize the dragged-down pace and tone.
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Track List

  1. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 
  2. Home (When Shadows Fall) 
  3. It’s Only A Paper Moon 
  4. More I Cannot Wish You 
  5. The Glory Of Love 
  6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)
  7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 
  8. My Valentine (feat. Eric Clapton) 
  9. Always 
  10. My Very Good Friend The Milkman 
  11. Bye Bye Blackbird 
  12. Get Yourself Another Fool (feat. Eric Clapton) 
  13. The Inch Worm 
  14. Only Our Hearts (feat. Stevie Wonder)
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