POLL: How do you rate Paul McCartney's "Chaos & Creation in the Backyard" album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mrjinks, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

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    Essential for what it is. There's a melancholia through it that you can't find anywhere else in his album discography.
     
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  2. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

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    The quintessential "Grower" album. :love: Introspective Macca for the win!
     
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  3. Jerrvonkramer

    Jerrvonkramer Well-Known Member

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    "Grower"? Knocked me out from first listen!
     
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  4. Jerrvonkramer

    Jerrvonkramer Well-Known Member

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    Hopelessly addicted to this. Fourth time through today already. I did listen to Memory Almost Full and New, but this is the CLEAR best of the trilogy.

    I'm marking undergraduate essays, and Paul is the only thing stopping me from pulling my hair out!
     
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  5. theMess

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  6. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I've heard of him, but have never checked out his reviews.
     
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  7. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged Thread Starter

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  8. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Lots of quirky, dinky little songs.

    Like 'When I'm Sixty Four'.:D
     
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  9. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

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    I would keep it that way. :D
     
  10. Frank

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  11. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

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    Then he really must be a tough S.O.B. :D:laugh:
     
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  12. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    To call Robert Chrispgau a clueless imbecile would be a major insult to clueless imbeciles everywhere.

    Chaos and Creation: I rate it on the same level as Abbey Road :D
     
  13. Joti Cover

    Joti Cover Forum Resident

    One of the best albums in the last 25 years IMO and one of my favorites of his. It took one into the current mind of the artist that year. Can't think of many works that do that kind of thing then or now . And McCartney's heart and mind are quite worth the trip in as well. I love the recording too.. it doesn't seem phoned in or standardized. I used to listen to it on the way to work everyday in the metro on my headphones and it just me feel like I was anywhere but there... Very intimate that way. I was looking forward to the one after it but that was quite the opposite - too poppy and superficial for me....and badly recorded as well. Starbucks had it on sale and never stopped playing it in the shops... I thought the employees looked as though they might lose their minds....But back to Chaos and Creation - I want another one like this from Paul.
     
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  14. pierogy

    pierogy Active Member

    Decades before the Black Dyke Mills Band recorded Thingumybob, they recorded Jenny Wren! (Of course that was a "concert polka" composed by Roland Davis, but it's still a delightful coincidence.)
     
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  15. Josip

    Josip Forum Resident

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    Stumbled upon Beck's "Sunday sun" this morning and it instantly reminded my of Macca's "Chaos and creation..." sound. It must have been Nigel Godrich working his tricks...

    For your own listening pleasure, play How kind of you and Riding to vanity fair, and then Sunday sun - you'll see what I mean! ;)
     
  16. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged Thread Starter

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    With a vinyl reissue just around the corner, I’d hate to see this thread locked. So ... (bump).
     
  17. Todd W.

    Todd W. Forum Resident

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    I voted solid effort.

    English Tea is one of my favorite Paul songs.
     
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  18. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    One of his best solo albums.
     
  19. JamesRR

    JamesRR Trashcan Dream

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    Chaos is proof that when Paul is pushed - even to the point of downright disagreement - the results can be amazing.
     
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  20. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    Very much agree with this statement! He exposes himself a bit on this album. I don't think he has done that since.
     
  21. Sean Murdock

    Sean Murdock Apple Consigliere In Waiting

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    How did I never see this thread before? Clearly (to me) one of his best. Several songs on C&C are Beatle-level great, imo. I've gone on (and on) about this album in many other threads...
     
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  22. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    It's about Heather. Has to be. That divorce was terrible, feel bad for Paul on that one. Linda was the one, he jumped to the next too quick.
     
  23. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    I think all of Paul's 80s album is great and I think PTP is #2 and Flowers is #1. But commerical performance of PTP sucked. I was born in 87, so I have no idea what was happening then, but can understand why PTP flopped from sitting back and buying the album for the first time in 2007 and spinning it until the grooves ran out for 3 months.
     
  24. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    That is quite a stretch, there's nothing on C&C that would touch Come Together, Something, Here Comes the Sun or I Want You.
     
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  25. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

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    It may well be Heather, it certainly fits, but I've always wondered if it could have been about Geoff Baker instead, the manner of the fall out they had around that time fits the lyrics. I think the song could have the form of a conversation between both of them.
     
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