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No good artist worth their salt is going to be content ...
on 18 October 2014
Some Weller fans simply don't appreciate a true artist when they hear one. When I read critical comments akin to 'why move away from a FORMULA that works' then it is clear that listeners are not interested in anything approaching musical gourmet; they are more interested in predictable musical Big Macs. No good artist worth their salt is going to be content with trotting out a fomulaic approach to their offerings, no matter how successful it has been. Artists want to push the boundaries, experiment and see what they can come up with. Of course, some tracks will be disappointing, but others will be a fantastic revelation. This is an ambitious project and one very worthy of a few listens before you can fully appreciate it. Personally, I think that this album represents Weller at his best and I love all of Weller's solo works.