Saturday, June 16, 2007


Consumerism run amok hasn't graced the ShoppingFix screen in a while. And this one probably deserves different treatment.

Paul McCartney has done so much for music that according to Toronto's NOW Magazine, "whether the music is exciting or relevant to anyone but himself probably isn't a big concern". 41 albums (not incl. Beatles) is enough to make anyone tired.

This one star review is here for a few reasons. NOW call it "insipid" and "soulless", but the Guardian call it almost perfect. A Brit vs. a Canadian perspective?

Another reason is that it's 40 years since The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers album. In 1977, 87, and 97 McCartney released questionable stuff (although his '97 effort was a classical album).

Is the current schtik merely what's expected on a major anniversary?

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