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A reluctant convert,
This review is from: Stanley Road [Deluxe Edition] (Audio CD)
I will stand up and be counted - I have never been a Paul Weller fan. At the time I hated Mods (and to a certain extent still do). Then I heard the Style Council and disliked them even more. Had little time for his solo stuff, got one album out of curiosity and was underwhelmed so decided to leave his stuff alone.
BUT - I bought this one (always was a sucker for special edition albums)and I am very impressed with this album. Probably get death threats from Paul's die hard fans (which I did from some Public Enemy fans for a bad review) but this album is so indicative of early Traffic and Eric Clapton solo stuff that I can't but help like it. The lyrics are deep and the songs catchy, if only his other album had have been to this standard I would have been hooked.