Excluding such anomalies as Sentimental Journey and Beaucoups of Blues, most Ringo albums are minor variations on a single theme: bouncy power-pop colored with shades of country and vintage rock. The only difference from record to record is how well he executes the mission. Y Not is one of Starr's finer outings, similar in quality to Choose Love and Time Takes Time. Its No. 1 highlight is "Walk With You," a symphonic gem co-written with Van Dyke Parks and featuring backing vox from Macca himself.