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The Best Paul McCartney Albums of All Time

Updated June 11, 2019 7.4k votes 914 voters 9.1k 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
    1971
    395
    111

    ArtistPaul McCartney, Linda McCartney

    TracksRam On, Ram On, Long Haired Lady

    Length (mins)00:43:14

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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    #51 of 2,810 The Greatest Albums of All-Time#74 of 315 The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

  • 2

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerNigel Godrich

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

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  • 3
    274
    108

    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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  • 4
    richerb added1975
    271
    108

    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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  • 5
    220
    116

    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
    217
    125

    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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  • 7
    216
    87
  • 8

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksRough Ride, Put It There, This One

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 9

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksYou Tell Me, Only Mama Knows, Vintage Clothes

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 10
    richerb added1978
    176
    96

    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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  • 11
    richerb added1979
    209
    125

    ArtistWings

    TracksGetting Closer, The Broadcast, Arrow Through Me

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 12
    169
    100

    ArtistWings

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

    Genres (Music)Soft rock, Pop rock

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  • 13
    2013
    163
    103

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksI Can Bet, Everybody Out There, New

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Art rock

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  • 14
    ryan-barker added1971
    133
    86

    ArtistWings

    TracksDear Friend, Tomorrow, Bip Bop

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 15
    ryan-barker added2008
    125
    77

    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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  • 16
    144
    107

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksNobody Knows, Waterfalls, Summer’s Day Song

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

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  • 17

    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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  • 18
    106
    71

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    ProducerPaul McCartney, Chris Thomas

    TracksLonesome Town, What It Is, I Got Stung

    Length (mins)00:40:48

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Hard rock, Rock and roll

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  • 19
    123
    89

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksTough on a Tightrope, Footprints, Move Over Busker

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

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  • 20
    135
    102

    ArtistPaul McCartney

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

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 21
    115
    81

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksMagic, Rinse the Raindrops, Heather

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 22

    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksWarm and Beautiful, The Lovely Linda, Tuesday

    Length (mins)01:01:37

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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  • 23
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    ArtistPaul McCartney

    TracksAlways, My Valentine, Baby’s Request

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

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  • 25

    ArtistPaul McCartney

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

    Genres (Music)Classical music

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