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Paul Weller

  • Heavy Soul [Island, 1997] C

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Heavy Soul [Island, 1997]
Forget the dance comps clogging the top 10 of a land that now believes 1989 was 1977. Never mind who the Lighthouse Family might be. If you want to know how little U.S. and UK share anymore, pull out your cherished copy of Weller's acclaimed 1993 comeback (wha?) Wild Wood and note that in its roots-AOR wake the artist to whom this minor punk is now compared is Neil Young. C