Driving Rain On the plus side, Driving Rain feels fine because Macca is employing an actual band, and the combo's spontaneous working method allows for plenty of… Driving Rain On the plus side, Driving Rain feels fine because Macca is employing an actual band, and the combo's spontaneous working method allows for plenty of… 2001-11-13 Paul McCartney
Music Review

Driving Rain (2001)

Paul McCartney | HEY, DUDE McCartney's ''Rain'' leaves listeners feeling a little soggy
Image credit: Paul McCartney: James Patrick/Retna
HEY, DUDE McCartney's ''Rain'' leaves listeners feeling a little soggy
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 13, 2001; Lead Performance: Paul McCartney

On the plus side, Driving Rain feels fine because Macca is employing an actual band, and the combo's spontaneous working method allows for plenty of rough edges, in contrast to the airless Beatleisms of his last album of new material, 1997's ''Flaming Pie.'' But then, ''Pie'' had some real songs to recommend it, while way too many of these 16 tunes sound like they were scribbled down right before the band plugged in. Faithful fans will get a kick out of hearing Paul at his loosest, even as ''Rain'''s underdeveloped charms are lost on those less devoted.

Originally posted Nov 12, 2001 Published in issue #625-626 Nov 16, 2001 Order article reprints
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