Difference is Why Don't We Do It In The road was a fragment surrounded by a bunch of great, fully realized songs. Here we are on Valentine's Day. Song number three on Paul's debut album and we STILL have yet to hear a fully realized song. On the album-by-album thread one of the things I kept coming back to was how poorly some of Paul's albums, particularly the early ones, were sequenced. On McCartney, the sequencing almost appears to be defiant as it is sabotaging the way a new listener will respond to the album. Nearly one quarter through the album and there are no completed compositions by one half of the world's greatest living songwriting team. Putting this album into the context of its time, especially with the "press release" that effectively broke up the Beatles, the entire world was waiting to see what a solo Paul would do. We had already seen a few solo John singles (Give Peace A Chance and Cold Turkey) that weren't setting the charts on fire. Perhaps Paul was the real genius behind the Beatles? But, instead we get three incomplete songs. Yes, we would get a few completed songs later on in the album, but first impression has to be underwhelming to those who were expecting Abbey Road part two. Yes, I do like and enjoy those three incomplete songs. They are tuneful and charming, but a far, far cry from Abbey Road (the previous Beatle album). This is the sound of Paul just messing about, not the sound of a serious songwriter out to prove something.