Ross Riskin Keep Moving. Steve Howe Trio Travelling. Various Artists Guitar Masters Vol. Ever since Paul Weller rediscovered his creative mojo on 's "22 Dreams", he's been firing from all cylinders. Hooking up, for the first time in 28 years with Bruce Foxton from The Jam on bass, this is just as creative and eclectic as its predecessor though briefer at 16 tracks. With an average song length of 3 minutes, the album flies past in little or no time, opening with the bombast of "Moonshine" with a nice piano riff and atonal guitar breaks , and the chugging "Wake up the nation" both vintage Weller Rockers.
Most of the lyrics were apparently made up spontaneously in the studio, resulting in a free form, relaxed delivery. At almost 52, the Modfather confirms he's in the midst of a seriously impressive creative rebirth.
Highly recommended! One thing I can say is that Paul gets an A for ambition here - the 16 songs, clocking in at barely 40 minutes, are stylistically all over the map here.
Whether that makes it a tour de force or a bloody mess -- that's for you to decide. Not a bad guest list here, by the way. Paul's voice has gotten a little more shrill and clipped over the years, but the urgency and restlessness that marks his best work clearly hasn't waned here. The quality of the songs themselves And I gotta give props to Simon Dine's production. I keep thinking someone's over my shoulder, the music sounds so live here. I've read other people complaining about it, but I don't know what they're talking about.
It forces you to listen. Which again is good, because there's a lot to process here. And I'm gonna keep on doing that. Well ill start out with my few complaints- first do we really need two more songs with sha lla la" choruses- second there is some occassional lyrical "laziness' on a few tracks and third great songs like no tears left to cry and fast car slow traffic are far too short while trees and grasp and connect perhaps stretched further then they warranted!
And finally moonshine should have been left off as a bside! But now on the the many great things about this album! Simply this is one of wellers best and most "jamlike! His resurrection as solo artist and exalted figure of the Britpop scene in the 90s saw this experimental spirit recede somewhat in the face of traditional rock releases that propelled him to the peak of the UK charts.
Here the Modfather is making full use of his exceptional musical vocabulary, and Wake Up the Nation feels like an unrestrained sonic exploration.
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