The album was his first since 's Memory Almost Full to consist entirely of new compositions. McCartney has stated that New was inspired by recent events in his life as well as memories of his pre- Beatles history. He added that some of the arrangements are unlike his usual rock recordings, and that he specifically sought out younger producers to work with. The first single, " New ", and the album were met with a generally favourable reception from music critics. McCartney had initially intended to work on a trial basis with four of his favourite producers and select the best to record the whole album with. The sessions with Ronson took place probably around January , with work resuming in July and then later in Ronson had been selected following his set as DJ at McCartney's wedding to Nancy Shevell two years before production began. The producer was preoccupied with his own wedding, which occurred at about the same time, and had almost forgotten to call McCartney back to accept the offer. In total Ronson recorded three tracks — " New ", "Alligator" and "Secret Life of a Party Girl" — although the last of these does not appear on the album.
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The eighth full-length studio release for the British indie rock trio was recorded at the Foo Fighters' Los Angeles studio and was self-produced. Metascore: User Score: tbd. The fourth full-length release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Dave Cobb. User Score: 8. The 17th full-length studio release for the Australian hard rock band was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
He was there, everywhere, and I think you can tell it on the record. All 12 tracks are co-written by Malcolm and Angus Young, selected by the younger Young from a trove of unused songs that piled up during the band's long life. Most of the songs came from a fruitful writing period in a long gap between albums from to , and Angus Young chose those that most evoked his big brother. He always liked being simple and direct, so I felt, what better than his music? After a tough tour in that Johnson couldn't finish because of hearing loss that had grown increasingly severe, it appeared the classic version of the band might never play together again. He's since been equipped with state-of-the-art hearing-aid technology and had been anxious to get back on stage, especially after feeling how well it worked to rehearse with the band at full power. I was ready to go. The album had been recorded in and early , and the jam sessions came in preparation for the planned release date, early in When the coronavirus reached pandemic levels, the album was shelved and the band went dark, stuck across different continents as they isolated with families and friends.
Subscriber Account active since. Ariana Grande unveiled her sixth studio album, "Positions," on Friday. Fans received less than a month's notice for the release , which follows Grande's wildly successful "Thank U, Next," a nominee for album of the year at the Grammy Awards. Overall, we loved how free Grande sounds. Here is what we thought of each song on "Positions" upon first listen. Skip to the end to see the only songs worth listening to and the album's final score. Ahlgrim: I'm obsessed with the concept of literally telling your naysayers to "shut up" at the top of an album. Also, harmonizing with yourself saying, "you sound so dumb. Combined with Grande's always-angelic vocals, this song is a sublime flex, and I'm anxious to see where this bold new confidence takes her. Larocca: Right off the bat, I have zero clue what she's saying, but I'm vibing: the main signs that this is certainly an Ariana Grande album.