PAUL WELLER – ” True Meanings “

Posted: January 5, 2019 in MUSIC
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I think I’ve been suffering from Paul Weller fatigue in recent times. The ex-Jam and Style Council man has been knocking them out regularly for quite a while and although there’s been nothing really wrong with the likes of Saturns Pattern and A Kind Revolution, it feels like ages since I really loved one of his solo efforts (probably 2008’s 22 Dreams). But True Meanings has reversed that trend. It’s a beautiful record. I’m a sucker for that pastoral, folky vibe, but crucially, the songs are also very good. ‘Gravity’ and ‘Glide’ drip with acoustic regret while ‘Old Castles’ has a wonderful jazzy lilt. Best of all the mood and tone is consistent throughout and therefore this feels like a proper album, to sit back and enjoy.

The former Jam and Style Council man continues to rack up Top 10 albums at home in the UK. His music these days is more acoustic-based and rustic than it was, but his writing remains vital, and Bowie fans will want to hear Paul’s tribute to their man.

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