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This review is from: Sonik Kicks (Deluxe Hardback Book Edition) (Audio CD)I'm amazed how anybody in their right mind can give this a good review. When you think about some of the brilliant music this man has done in the past from when he was a young kid up to Stanley Road and some of the dross he has done in recent years he may as well just pack it up. This CD is just a waste of time and I think embarrassing. There is not one good track on it.I have waited in vain for years now for a decent Weller offering and I finally give up. This one is for the bin - sorry Paul its time to retire.
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Initial post: 30 Nov 2012 10:15:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2012 08:57:25 GMT
Thing is, if Weller just kept trotting out Stanley Road soundalikes every year many would accuse him of being boring and running out of ideas. At least he tries to serve up something different. If you don't want to listen, fair enough.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2012 10:21:42 GMT
Steve D says:
I totally agree with you and I wouldn't want him to do this. Trust me I'm his biggest fan but year after year these albums are released and they really are a let down. The man is capable of so much more I mean there is hardly a tune there any more.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 08:56:56 GMT
Amid some experimental stuff, 22 Dreams had some great tunes on it such as Have You Made Up Your Mind or All I Want To Do.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 12:50:09 GMT
Steve D says:
You are totally right. I think that was one of the better ones. They have all had the odd track or two but I think fans like me who have grown up with the man and followed the various incarnations would still say his last killer album was Stanley Road which still sounds fresh today. Problem is that was a while ago now. I think the old score audience have been alienated but perhaps he has a new fan base these days. The man made growing up easier for me with the brilliant Jam but now I just think he is so much better than SK.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 13:15:17 GMT
Fair enough. I think both Heavy Soul and As Is Now are excellent albums and the new stuff is experimental and for me, it works. I can see how it doesn't work for all though. Then again, nobody liked The Style Council either.
The Jam were a time and a place. I was lucky enough to see them ten times but things move on.
Talking of The Jam, Bruce Foxton's new album is excellent, very much like The Jam.
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