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McCartney's 'NEW' makes #4 on Rolling Stone list of best 2013 albums

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Rolling Stone mgazine ranked Paul McCartney's “NEW” album as #4 on its “50 Best Albums of 2013” list. The full list was released Dec. 2.

“The sound of a 71-year-old Beatle getting back in the ring. McCartney plays to his strengths: Wings-like glam rock, Little Richard howls and, yep, some remarkably Beatlesque pop tunes and George Martin-ish arrangements (thanks partly to Martin's son, Giles, who produced several tracks),” the magazine said.

“As Macca understands better than almost anyone, rock & roll is fueled by a hunger for good times and an ageless exuberance,” the magazine noted.

The only albums ranking higher than McCartney's were, from number 3 to 1, Daft Punk's “Random Access Memories,” Kanye West “Yeezus” and Vampire Weekend's “Modern Vampires of the City.”

Several other rock veterans made the list, as well. John Fogerty was rated #10 for his album, “Wrote a Song For Everyone,” David Bowie's “The Next Day” made #16 on the list, while Bonnie Raitt's “Slipstream” was listed as #22.

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