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On Sunset

Paul Weller

On Sunset

Album number fifteen from the former Jam and Style Council frontman

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
03/07/2020
US Release date
03/07/2020
  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Brilliantly merges this new interest in the avant garde with his ever-changing future soul mood
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With enough melodies to appease the feather-cut-dads fanbase, and enough experimentation to slake his own curveball tastes, this is have-your-cake-and-eat-it Weller
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    At its core On Sunset is the sound of someone genuinely excited about all the glorious possibilities the world of music has to offer. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Will not be remembered as Weller's most immediate record, or the most musically even, but it's certainly one of the most rewarding, and powerful. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Demonstrates that complacency remains his greatest fear and most powerful muse. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    An album that is superbly feel-good without ever being soppy
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    This warm and experimental release suggests the Modfather's purple patch shows no signs of fading – even the reflective stuff is innovative
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Paul Weller's On Sunset continues his recent streak of experimental yet tuneful masterworks. More than 40 years into his musical career, Weller sounds as fresh and inspired as ever
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    A testament to vehement artistry, ‘On Sunset’ finds Paul Weller refusing to let his fire dim
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    On Sunset could be viewed as an album reinstating Weller as the keeper of mod musical tradition, but it’s also an album that sees him taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the '20s
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  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Modfather delivers more rock ’n’ soul magic
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  12. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Each track lists a dozen or more players. And while that creates complex, occasionally ornate instrumentation, the songs never feel cluttered or overly busy
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  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Changingman reveals his spiritual side on his funky, shimmering 15th solo album
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  14. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    One of his best works, if you can keep up with the pace
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  15. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Even as this album is released Weller is writing more songs, his next solo chapter already coming into view. It is an indication of the speed of his thought these days, and is shown in On Sunset’s ability to translate instinctive musical ideas into an album at a moment’s notice
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  16. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    2020 might be the year that time froze, but Weller refuses to stand still
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  17. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    With On Sunset and its embrace of fanciful flights within pop, Weller brings together the vision that defines the current moment of his artistry
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  18. 7.0 |   All Music

    What's different about On Sunset is that expansive hybrid of electronic and R&B, a fusion colored by just enough experimentation and craft to make the album feel fresh and distinctly belonging to Weller
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  19. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    If there’s one thing On Sunset doesn’t evoke, it’s the twilight of a career. Weller the elder statesman sounds more invigorated than ever as he cheekily tries every musical trick under the sun
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  20. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    On Sunset has a warmth and cohesiveness in its collective form, however, its lack of edge makes it too unintrusive to be truly memorable.
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  21. 6.0 |   The FT

    Patient but dynamic, the 62-year-old’s new album is an optimistic response to the angry songs of his youth
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