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2.0 out of 5 stars am i missing something?, 19 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Wild Wood (Audio CD)
i dunno....im always hearing young men of a certain age, normally 25-35, calling for this guy whenever a singer comes to the pub for instance. 'got any weller?' is the normal request! seems like either everyone loves this guy or hes simply a hip name to drop amongst that particular blank generation. im nearly 50 years old. i liked the jam at the time, even saw them a few times. and whilst they were never as exciting as the pistols or the damned, or even the buzzcocks, they had a certain energy and some decent tunes. i didnt mind the style council and was well impressed by wellers involvement in dee c lees fabulous 'see the day' single. ok....but his solo stuff? hmmm. im not sure what it is that people seem to be inspired by. ive made a point of listening to most of his solo work to try and see just what everyones making a fuss about. this is always lauded as his best album so i listened many times very carefully.
i dont wanna come across as slagging weller off cos at least hes a real musician playing real songs, but really, this is rather a dull and limp affair. pastoral in feel, it kind of breezes along, not really saying anything in particular. its pleasant enough, but it starts to morph into lounge bar, elevator muzak after a while. it just hasnt got any BITE. no particular hooks or strong melody lines. its clear that he was doing a lot of listening to the likes of drake, lightfoot, maybe james taylor. but his material just hasnt got the depth of those artists best work, lyrically or musically. its ok. but its just ok and thats it. its throwaway music, just ambling along. so why oh why is this guy given such status amongst these aforementioned young men? probably cos they havent had any exposure to enough really powerful, evocative music in this style from the early 70's in particular. in the folk/pop league tables, if you can imagine drake,mclean,cohen etc, in the premiership, then this album and this man would be somewhere around the lower half of the second division. a bit bland. a bit uninspired. just very ordianary. so here he is along with all the other unworthy acts being hyped up as something special. straight away that makes me resent him, when other, more deserving acts, are left floundering. but like ive said before, that just seems to be the nature of the way things are with the music biz and the listening public. this is perfect album to accompany a whole generation of people aiming their lives at the middle of the road
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2012 22:17:36 GMT
C. lilley says:
Paul Weller has no involvement in the D.C Lee single 'See The Day'.
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