Electric Arguments The Fireman is actually two men: alt-rock producer Youth and Paul McCartney. Electric Arguments is their third album together, but unlike its predecessors, this one… Electric Arguments The Fireman is actually two men: alt-rock producer Youth and Paul McCartney. Electric Arguments is their third album together, but unlike its predecessors, this one… 2008-11-25 The Fireman Rock
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Electric Arguments (2008)

Paul McCartney | Light my Fire: Sir Paul and Youth's collaboration is electric
Light my Fire: Sir Paul and Youth's collaboration is electric
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 25, 2008; Lead Performance: The Fireman; Genre: Rock

The Fireman is actually two men: alt-rock producer Youth and Paul McCartney. Electric Arguments is their third album together, but unlike its predecessors, this one studs its chilled-out world-beat electronica with pretty psych-folk melodies, propulsive rock grooves, and McCartney's raw ''Helter Skelter''-ish vocals. Things slow down toward the end (it's a pity the pan-flute tootling in ''Is This Love?'' made the final cut). But most of the Fireman's latest burns bright. B+

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Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints
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