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The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

Updated June 11, 2019 7.4k votes 841 voters 8.3k views

List RulesVote for your favorite Paul McCartney studio album.

Here are the best Paul McCartney albums of all time, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. This list includes Paul McCartney's solo albums as well as with Wings and with his experimental electronic music duo The Fireman.

Although Paul McCartney is best known for being in the English rock band The Beatles, the multi-talented musician has also achieved critical and commercial success as a solo artist, the frontman for the rock band Wings, and half of the experimental electronic music duo The Fireman. The two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has won over 20 Grammy Awards, while also bring recognized as one of the greatest composers and performers in music history. 

This Paul McCartney discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Paul McCartney albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Paul McCartney singles, live albums, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Paul McCartney album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Paul McCartney album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The list includes McCartney's Venus and Mars (1975), Ram (1971) and more. This list of popular Paul McCartney CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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  • Ram1
    399
    115

    Ram

    1971

    ArtistPaul McCartney, Linda McCartney

    TracksRam On, Ram On, Long Haired Lady

    Length (mins)00:43:14

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Flaming Pie2
    276
    105

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerGeorge Martin, Jeff Lynne

    TracksSomedays, Used to Be Bad, Beautiful Night

    Length (mins)00:53:46

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll

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  • Venus and Mars3
    278
    105

    ArtistWings

    TracksVenus and Mars (reprise), Treat Her Gently / Lonely Old People, Call Me Back Again

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Blues-rock, Pop rock, Soul music

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  • Chaos and Creation in the Backyard4

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerNigel Godrich

    TracksJenny Wren, This Never Happened Before, How Kind of You

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  • McCartney5
    218
    115

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerPaul McCartney

    TracksSingalong Junk, Teddy Boy, Valentine Day

    Length (mins)00:35:10

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Experimental music

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  • Tug of War6
    217
    122

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    TracksHere Today, Be What You See (Link), Ballroom Dancing

    Length (mins)00:41:12

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • Egypt Station7
    226
    77

    Egypt Station

    2018
  • Back to the Egg8
    222
    119

    ArtistWings

    TracksGetting Closer, The Broadcast, Arrow Through Me

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Memory Almost Full9

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksYou Tell Me, Only Mama Knows, Vintage Clothes

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Flowers in the Dirt10

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksRough Ride, Put It There, This One

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • London Town11
    167
    99

    ArtistWings

    TracksBackwards Traveller, Cafe on the Left Bank, London Town

    Length (mins)00:56:12

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll, Soft rock, Country rock

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  • Wings at the Speed of Sound12

    ArtistWings

    TracksMust Do Something About It, San Ferry Anne, Cook of the House

    Genres (Music)Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • New13
    166
    110

    New

    2013

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksI Can Bet, Everybody Out There, New

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Art rock

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  • Electric Arguments14

    ArtistThe Fireman

    TracksTravelling Light, Sun Is Shining, Highway (electro dynamo lemon sherbet sunrise dubstep remix)

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Pop music, Ambient music

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  • McCartney II15
    146
    106

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksNobody Knows, Waterfalls, Summer’s Day Song

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Rock music, New Wave, Hard rock, Soft rock

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  • Wild Life16
    126
    86

    ArtistWings

    TracksDear Friend, Tomorrow, Bip Bop

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Working Classical17

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksWarm and Beautiful, The Lovely Linda, Tuesday

    Length (mins)01:01:37

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • Ocean's Kingdom18

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksMovement 4: Moonrise, Movement 3: Imprisonment, Movement 1: Ocean’s Kingdom

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • Off the Ground19
    129
    103

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksLooking for Changes, Biker Like an Icon, C'mon People

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Press to Play20
    114
    85

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksTough on a Tightrope, Footprints, Move Over Busker

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Synthpop

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  • Kisses on the Bottom21

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksAlways, My Valentine, Baby’s Request

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Jazz, Traditional pop music

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  • Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)22

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksIV. Ecce Cor Meum, II. Gratia, III. Musica

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • Driving Rain23
    112
    87

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksMagic, Rinse the Raindrops, Heather

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Give My Regards to Broad Street24
    80
    55

    Give My Regards to Broad Street

    1984
  • Pipes of Peace25

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerGeorge Martin

    TracksHey Hey, The Other Me, Through Our Love

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock

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