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paul weller
#61
CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:its always good to go back and look at something a few months after its finished to see it objectively, and im really proud of this one, it turned out really well, heres hoping i can say the same thing about the Neil Young one sometime in the future.

usually the reverse for me
when I go back and read something I wrote months ago, I'm all, "what an idiot"

#62
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"SONIK KICKS", 2012

recently married, Weller's new(latest) wife is a big fan of David Bowie and 1970s Kraut Rock...Weller immersed himself into bowie and the whole Kraut Rock genre wholeheartedly and decided to reinvent the wheel...unfortunately,if the wheel aint broken it dont need fixing, and what was he trying to do..design a square wheel???...i dont know?!, but either way this album does not work.
it sounds forced,flat,old hat, uninspiring etc etc...
his vocals are also flat and uninspiring to say the least, lyrically, it is the worst,most immature collection of songs since The Jam's second album "this is the modern world" from 1977...
this is by far the worst officially released album of his 35 year career...
even the tracks that get "**" here only barely get them..guess im being generous here,but in reality, the vast magority of these tracks would not have been issued as single "b-sides" only a few years ago..
all up, a dissapointing album from a great songwriter IMO,guessing he doesnt know when to retire after his previous two efforts which were average to say the least, but at least those two albums had a few genuinely good tracks on them...

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

worst track: that dangerous age
best track: paper chase

tracks:

1. green *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NCeCo4lqY vevo video
2. the attic **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZIl7McOC8 live
3. kling i klang **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAc9CQGyqK0 live
4. sleep of the serene *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwqFVmR6x-I video
5. by the waters *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohp1nV70y6A live
6. that dangerous age *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dcJ3-1QZfk live
7. study in blue **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK3kc63xKXQ audio
8. dragonfly *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrRYOGPL-GM audio
9. when your garden's overgrown *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcxSdnxUDa8 audio
10.around the lake **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOi9lVutJ0&ob=av2e video
11.twilight *
12.drifters *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6a-BYQLT4 audio
13.paper chase **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-N61YZ8_R0 audio
14.be happy children *

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rating: 1.3
#63
CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:[Image: 51Ug32BNVuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg]

"SONIK KICKS", 2012

recently married, Weller's new(latest) wife is a big fan of David Bowie and 1970s Kraut Rock...Weller immersed himself into bowie and the whole Kraut Rock genre wholeheartedly and decided to reinvent the wheel...unfortunately,if the wheel aint broken it dont need fixing, and what was he trying to do..design a square wheel???...i dont know?!, but either way this album does not work.
it sounds forced,flat,old hat, uninspiring etc etc...
his vocals are also flat and uninspiring to say the least, lyrically, it is the worst,most immature collection of songs since The Jam's second album "this is the modern world" from 1977...
this is by far the worst officially released album of his 35 year career...
even the tracks that get "**" here only barely get them..guess im being generous here,but in reality, the vast magority of these tracks would not have been issued as single "b-sides" only a few years ago..
all up, a dissapointing album from a great songwriter IMO,guessing he doesnt know when to retire after his previous two efforts which were average to say the least, but at least those two albums had a few genuinely good tracks on them...

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

worst track: that dangerous age
best track: paper chase

tracks:

1. green *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_NCeCo4lqY vevo video
2. the attic **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZIl7McOC8 live
3. kling i klang **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAc9CQGyqK0 live
4. sleep of the serene *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwqFVmR6x-I video
5. by the waters *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohp1nV70y6A live
6. that dangerous age *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dcJ3-1QZfk live
7. study in blue **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK3kc63xKXQ audio
8. dragonfly *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrRYOGPL-GM audio
9. when your garden's overgrown *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcxSdnxUDa8 audio
10.around the lake **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOi9lVutJ0&ob=av2e video
11.twilight *
12.drifters *
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6a-BYQLT4 audio
13.paper chase **
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-N61YZ8_R0 audio
14.be happy children *

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rating: 1.3

I have just listened to the track green and I quite like it.
America is pregnant with promise and anticipation but is murdered by the hand of the inevitable....(Lee Jackson ..The Nice)
#64
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PAUL WELLER "saturns pattern" 2015:

Weller's twelfth solo set...
still going the experimental route, but not as much to left field as the previous effort...
my opinion of this one has changed since I first heard it, its got worse
from the distortion of the opening track through rock (long time), the pseudo funk of "pick it up"
to the "going my way" ballad, nothing makes any sense, its a disjointed mess...
even the track I used to love off it (going my way) has taken a dive for me,
sounds like a Weller album in places but not enough for my liking....
the worst seller of his solo career even though it reached silver status in his homeland...
interesting to note that had the tracks on the album been live recordings like the links I would have really liked
them because Weller's studio versions are never as good as the raw energy of his live performances...
not a good starting point for a Weller new comer, but neither are his previous two or three,
stick to "wild wood" and "Stanley road" if you want a classic Weller solo album!

I DO NOT LIKE THIS ALBUM

worst track: in the car
best track: going my way

tracks:

1...white sky **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLfknytX114 (live)
2...saturns pattern **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEUTNc4WGjo (live)
3...going my way **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTa-lsXdul8 (live)
4...long time **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpsXOnFR41A (live)
5...pick it up *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G55Qm78WQu8 (video)
6...where I should be *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTUhfhKH6I (live)
7...phoenix *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2GasWQBNc (audio)
8...in the car *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi7U77PrLhc (audio)
9...these city streets *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BuJzYbN...BuJzYbNG_M (video)

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rating: 1.4


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