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There is probably no more legendary musician living today that is more iconic than Paul McCartney. Even if we were to measure his worth based solely on his post-Beatles career, his presence would still loom large in the history of rock and roll.
At the age of 76, McCartney is still actively touring the world and selling out stadiums, with tickets commanding premium prices. His studio output has also remained constant, typically releasing new albums every few years.
But should someone as legendary as Paul McCartney now be given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his new music? Has he earned the right to be “critic proof?” Is it sacrilege to do anything less than praise his new music, no matter what?
Hear my thoughts on this, and on his new album in my review of Egypt Station: