Having purchased McCartney's complete catologue, I would have to say that this is one of his best, solo releases. Each song is distinct in it's own right and it's great to hear Paul play all of the instruments himself - as he did with McCartney, McCartney 2 and (for the most part), Band on the Run, Flaming Pie and Tug of War (to name a few). I don't know how some of the other reviews called this CD boring! Each song is very distinct and show's McCartney ability to write songs in many different styles. How can anyone say that "Jenny Wren", "English Tea", "A Certain Softness", "Promise to you Girl" and "Fine Line" all sound the same?? They are all very, very different in style. English Tea and Jenny Wren could easily fit on the White Album. They are that good. Beautiful lyrics, melody and instrumentation. All in all, this is a fantastic CD and should have won the Grammy for Album of the Year (sorry, Bono). Overall, a classic McCartney album and it definitely rates of one of my favourite McCartney releases. It's not a rocker - but who cares? It's a solid album. A must buy.