Concerts

The Top 10 Surprisingly Hip Paul McCartney Projects of the Last 10 Years

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​Paul McCartney's appearance this Saturday at the Sun Life Stadium marks the last of just four North American shows in his current, cheekily named "Up and Coming" tour. And while fans should, of course, expect him to perform any number of megahits by the Beatles and even Wings, hardcore Macca followers know that's not all that will be on offer. McCartney has, refreshingly, never settled into an old-timers' nostalgia routine, continuing to work on new, even avant-garde artistic projects with some surprising collaborators. Saturday's set list should include a healthy sampling of it all. Here's a list of the top 10 hippest, most unexpected McCartney offerings of the past decade. 

Paul McCartney. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Sun Life Stadium, 2267 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens. Remaining tickets cost around $249. Livenation.com

10. The Animation Collection, 2004 DVD

The Beatles together always played around with the marriage of music and animation (Yellow Submarine, anyone?). In the '00s, McCartney revisited the concept again on his own, composing and voicing a trio of three short animated films by Geoff Dunbar. Singing frogs seem to be a surreally repeating motif here, as seen in this clip of "Rupert and the Frog Song."

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Arielle Castillo
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