PAUL WELLER "saturns pattern"
Paul weller's 12th solo album,
that makes 23 overall(including Jam/Style Council)
in a 37 year career so far....
i cant stand the title of this one, cant stand the
cover art enither, but thankfully, it gets better from there.
album starts off with "white sky" which opens with orchestrations
mixed with backwards guitars and loops before launching into
a blistering Oasis sounding guitar deluge...
we hen follow that one with the title track, a piano based track
loosely structured on "put a little love in your heart"...
follow that with a paino ballad(going my way) and a Bowie-esque sounding "long time".
then we move up to track five(pick it up), that has a funk tinge attached.
"im where i should be" sounds like a Blur do on their album tracks.
another funk-based track "phoenix" follows that nicely, which in turn is followed
by "in the car" which is a sonic landscape of sounds and different melodies and finally
"these city streets", which is the only real dud track on the album IMO...
the deluxe version contains two extra tracks, the very,very good soul sounding
"roadrunner" and athe acoustic "dusk til dawn" to round things off nicely...
all up, not a bad album, certainly better than his last three overall, and probalby about
the best thing he has released since 2005's "as is now"...
look, theres nothing outstanding on this album but it is consistant.
from the album:
live on 'later...with jools"
live on "later...with jools"