Back on the topic: I think "Ringo the Fourth" is very underrated.
C'mon, critics - the tunes are melodic and at least decent, all of them. Not one stinker ! Further, the musicians involved are first rate (Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd as a second drummer, Randy Brecker on horns, excellent guitar work by Dave Spinozza [he played on Ram & Mind Games], etc.). Their musicianship is excellent, Ringo's drumming can be clearly separated from Gadd's drummind and they're both excellent. Moreover, The production is really good (by Arif Mardin), the cover work is great.
This album was lambasted universally, everybody wanted to knock it down. I was listening to it the other day and I just don't comprehend why "Ringo the Fourth" was so panned when it came out.