Climate of Hunter is interesting and worth hearing. But it's *very* slight. Might as well be an EP. It's so low-key that he didn't even bother to give half the songs titles. Very odd to hear both how it's got a foot in the "normal" songwriting style of the past and the crazy stuff of the future. Plus it's a neat novelty to hear Scott with 80s production. Kinda reminds me of Tom Waits a bit. The songs themselves aren't super memorable though. As far as "transitional-era Scott" is concerned, his contributions to Nite Flights are far superior.
I remember one of the most prominent narratives in the early days of the WRC was a sort of reclaiming of those early McCartney albums. Ram in particular. I remember how everyone always talked about how it was so much better than people gave it credit for, but I wasn't around when the album was getting trashed so it seemed bizarre to see so many people calling it underrated and overlooked when to me it seemed like everyone praised it. It was the first solo McCartney album I heard and I loved it right away.