Paul McCartney's solo albums have long been the subject of derision, and none more so than 1971's Ram, which was just reissued with bonus cuts. I've always had real affection for Paul's solo stuff (and, unlike most people, find much of John Lennon's solo material almost unlistenable with all the political sloganeering and Yoko references). Thankfully, many of today's critics have a new appreciation for Ram. In fact, the All Music Guide argues that "in retrospect it looks like nothing so much as the first indie pop album." That description suits me just fine.