Paul Weller A Kind RevolutionOver his last two albums, Paul Weller has absorbed – and indeed mastered – a plethora of divergent musical influences and styles.

On A Kind Revolution, Weller’s unceasing musical edification continues unimpeded. The songs here are a disparate collection. Nova tethers Split Enz’s stark synth and the quite brilliant Long, Long Road taps deeply into reflective Northern Soul. The Cranes are Back proffers a beautifully crafted late night soul melody, while the smooth delay-driven One Tear features Boy George on vocals. The final track, The Impossible Idea, wouldn’t feel out of place on a Doves record and provides the perfect closer. From a musician whose creativity and artistic capacity improves with every passing year, A Kind Revolution is yet another accomplished step in Weller’s enduring career.

A Kind Revolution is out now via Warner.

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