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Wild Wood ~ Paul Weller
Wild Wood ~ Paul Weller
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Confirmation that his Style Council era was a prolonged denial of his true metier as a first-class uptight British rocker, Wild Wood also finds an apt and exciting stylistic language to express what's currently on the man's mind. Now 35, Weller carries an air of resignation to the harsh truths against which he railed for so long and so passionately. The title track bespeaks a weary disgust with the way things are, but this city slicker seems, if anything, inspired by the great outdoors to nostalgia, regret and melancholy. Likewise, his blending of such Mr Fantasy instrumentation as flute, Mellotron, Hammond organ and toothsome guitar has a conviction that out-thinks Lenny Kravitz's… Read more