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True Meanings

Paul Weller

True Meanings

Album number fourteen of mod-tinged pop from the former Jam frontman

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  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    It’s a lengthy, beautiful work, and undoubtedly a late career high from one of the most important, courageous songwriters in the country
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Paul Weller has always made records that sound like fresh starts, but True Meanings feels like a new beginning
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A welcome return to form and focus
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Almost flawless record. ... It alights on an entirely new air of depth and fascination, in keeping with its author's age and experience. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    His most sonically consistent album in years. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Anyone ever touched by the likes of English Rose or Fly will find much to cherish here. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Weller isn't wallowing, he's meditating upon love, loss, and hope as he enters his sixties
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s an album that earns its longueurs - and one that makes you quite happy it’s autumn again
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A gently introspective set
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  10. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    This is the sound of a man comfortable in his skin, acknowledging the past while making pertinent expressions about the here and now
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  11. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The impression of True Meanings is that of a wistful but sharply observed set of reflections, inspired by Weller reaching his seventh decade perhaps but retaining a fiercely beating and slightly restless heart just beneath the surface
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  12. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Forty-plus years into his career, the Modfather has once again ripped up his own playbook—and released a singular album
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  13. 6.6 |   Paste Magazine

    A striking display of his range as a writer and performer. If it was inevitable that he would someday end up here, it’s also no surprise that he arrived in style
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  14. 6.0 |   NME

    After a burst of forward-thinking creativity, this dewy-eyed collection finds the Modfather back in pastoral mode
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  15. 6.0 |   The Independent

    An interesting, if not transcendent, addition to the Weller canon
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  16. 6.0 |   The FT

    An album of acoustic rock with folk influences, a music evocative of campfires and rustling leaves
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  17. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A songwriter moving gracefully into his autumnal years
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