Pipes of Peace, in my humble opinion, is facile and, in places, just plain horrible.
'Average Person' has to be one of the worst things Paul has ever conceived, let alone recorded.
There are nice things on the album (there always is- its his pure talent that mitigates), but all in all its
pretty rank rotten. To me POP is the nadir, as well as some of those mid-eighties things he did.
I do, though love the magnificent Once upon a Long Ago and No More Lonely Nights, and PTP
is, though inconsistent, more worthy of the man's oeuvre- Footprints and Stranglehold are pretty good.
Ram is numero uno, for me.