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5.0 out of 5 stars
Following on from the success of 22 Dreams, WUTN continues Weller's creative purple patch, 18 April 2010
22 Dreams was a beautiful, ecletic album, drawing on a range of influences and really emphasising Weller's diversity as an artist. From the Jam, through the Style Council and his solo career, he has always demostrated how diverse he can be. Wake Up The Nation follows on in this vein, really taking the listener on a musical journey. It is beautifully layered and rooted in a thousand genres. It's a much more abbrasive, 'angry' record than 22 Dreams (which had a folky, acoustic feel). The title seems to some up the whole feeling on the album. Far from resting on his laurels, Weller is continuing to constantly surprise his listeners and create challenging, interesting and ultimately, great music.