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The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

Updated June 11, 2019 7.0k votes 775 voters 7.5k 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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  • 1
    Ram is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    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 Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    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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  • 3
    Venus and Mars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    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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  • 4
    Chaos and Creation in the Back is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerNigel Godrich

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

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  • 5
    Tug of War is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    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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  • 6
    Memory Almost Full is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksYou Tell Me, Only Mama Knows, Vintage Clothes

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 7
    Back to the Egg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    ArtistWings

    TracksGetting Closer, The Broadcast, Arrow Through Me

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 8
    Egypt Station is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    Egypt Station

    2018
  • 9
    Flowers in the Dirt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksRough Ride, Put It There, This One

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 10
    McCartney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    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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  • 11
    London Town is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    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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  • 12
    Wings at the Speed of Sound is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistWings

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

    Genres (Music)Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • 13
    New is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    New

    2013

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksI Can Bet, Everybody Out There, New

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Art rock

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  • 14
    Electric Arguments is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    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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  • 15
    Wild Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    ArtistWings

    TracksDear Friend, Tomorrow, Bip Bop

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 16
    Working Classical is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksWarm and Beautiful, The Lovely Linda, Tuesday

    Length (mins)01:01:37

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • 17
    Off the Ground is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

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

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 18
    Kisses on the Bottom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksAlways, My Valentine, Baby’s Request

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

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  • 19
    Ocean's Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

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

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • 20
    Give My Regards to Broad Stree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    Give My Regards to Broad Street

    1984
  • 21
    McCartney II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksNobody Knows, Waterfalls, Summer’s Day Song

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

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  • 22
    Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

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

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • 23
    Standing Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksCell Growth (Semplice), Rustic Dance (Rustico), Eclipse (Eroico)

    Length (mins)01:14:47

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • 24
    Driving Rain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time
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    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksMagic, Rinse the Raindrops, Heather

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 25
    Pipes of Peace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

    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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