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A Kind Revolution

Paul Weller

A Kind Revolution

Album number thirteen from the former Jam and Style Council front man includes guest appearances from PP Arnold, Madeleine Bell, Boy George and Robert Wyatt

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Parlophone
UK Release date
12/05/2017
US Release date
12/05/2017
  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    An album that ranks among his finest work, not just for its strident messages of hope, but also for simply possessing such a high quotient of unimpeachable songs. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A Kind Revolution isn't explicitly topical, but its mood captures the spirit of the age
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    In a career that spans 40 years, Paul Weller is still making vibrant, essential music and his latest album is among his most impassioned and focused
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Following on from the experimental nature of his previous three albums – works that rank among his very best material - A Kind Revolution initially presents itself at odds with its predecessors, yet repeated listens find a document that continues in a sequence of high quality control
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  5. 8.0 |   State

    He continues to push himself into areas he may not be comfortable in. It’s within that discomfort he’s been able to flourish creatively like never before
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    NEW Songs roam around different styles, instruments jostling together — cowbells, walking basslines, guitar solos
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  7. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    This is a trippy, confident and even daring entry into Weller’s still advancing career arc
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Shows that Weller's Indian summer of creativity - one that started with 2008's 22 Dreams - shows no sign of ending. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Q

    There's a crystal-clear production and a return to his most precious musical touchstones. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It’s a mature mix of reflection and assertion in which Weller’s musings on life, love and society are channelled through a diverse series of musical modes, most of them constantly seeking to seep into other styles
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  11. 8.0 |   The Music

    A late career peak of grandeur that seems almost effortless
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

    A textbook study in growing old gracefully
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A pleasure from start to finish
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  14. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Robustly written and emotionally satisfying
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  15. 7.0 |   All Music

    A Kind Revolution nevertheless feels cozy, a record designed to provide nothing but comfort and that's an unusual twist for Paul Weller
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  16. 7.0 |   Evening Standard

    A Kind Revolution is workmanlike in a good sense
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Rich in warmth and optimism
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  18. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    If there is a thread that connects the the collection, it’s melody and a pursuit of lighter notes
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  19. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Simply sounds a bit too much like Weller on auto-pilot
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