Egypt Station reviewed

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

As one of the most celebrated musicians of all time and a member of arguably the greatest rock band of all time, Paul McCartney has been a mainstay in the music industry for years. Despite having turned 76 this past June, he is still performing and even releasing new projects through 2018. On September 7, McCartney released his 24th studio album (17th solo and seventh with The Wings), Egypt Station.

McCartney has been able to win over most of the younger generation, mainly because he is open-minded when it comes to the new types of music, he even made a song with Rihanna and Kanye West. Collaborations like these allow him to bridge the generational gap, as shown in Egypt Station. I can truly say this album puts his top-notch musical talent on display.

With 16 tracks, the album is a combination of soft-rock and blues, paired with his iconic, versatile vocals produced by prominent producer, songwriter and musician Greg Kurstin. An abundance of different instruments are used and a couple of songs incorporate electronic samples. I especially enjoyed the piano accompaniment in many of the tracks. The guitarists were phenomenal on the album with “Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link” being the best example.

The high points of the album for me are “I Don’t Know,” “Hand in Hand,” “Dominoes” and “Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link.” Listening to this album as a whole is an excellent experience and I enjoy every second of it. In fact, I would say this is McCartney’s best solo project. The charts seem to agree with me because Egypt Station is McCartney’s first album in 36 years to top the Billboard 200, and his first to debut at number one. 9/10.