- Summary: The former Style Council and Jam frontman returns with a solo album, and finds Weller producing and playing most of the instruments himself, with the help of a few celebrity guests such as Noel Gallagher, Kelly Jones and Aziz Ibrahim.
- Record Label: Yep Roc / Independiente
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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Illumination is heartfelt, lost-in-the-'60s songcraft, so perfect in style and sound you might think youre in the cavernous halls of Londons BBC studios, home to a zillion performances of the Beatles, the Stones, the Faces, and yes, the Jam. When the past sounds this good, why not revel in it?
UncutIllumination is already being described by the Weller massive as the best solo album of his career. You'll hear few arguments with that from this corner. [Oct 2002, p.118]
MojoToo wholesome for some, perhaps, but the melodies are reassuringly strong. [Oct 2002, p.96]
GaryWDec 24, 2002After a couple of disapointments in Heavy Soul & especially Heliocentric, Weller has come up with his most spectacular album since the After a couple of disapointments in Heavy Soul & especially Heliocentric, Weller has come up with his most spectacular album since the Jam's epic All Mod Cons in . Every track is a gem. A beautiful work of art.… Expand
Barbara-May 14, 2003just listen to it. esp. steve cradock's guitar parts. amazing.
eratFeb 10, 2003Boring, superficial & laughable. Overrated.
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