Sonik Kicks

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  • Summary: The 11th studio album for the singer includes guest appearances from Noel Gallagher and Blur's Graham Coxon.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, British Trad Rock
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Top Track

When Your Garden's Overgrown
Bobby's off on holiday Away across the sea Setting up his easel A new scene to see Says that he's had enough Of standing in the rain Now he's looking... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    90
    This is a record that buzzes with ideas, it's giddy with the noise it makes, and once its initial rush fades away, it still has plenty to offer in substantive songs and sheer sonic pleasure.
  2. His most enjoyable LP since Our Favourite Shop.
  3. Q Magazine
    Feb 21, 2012
    80
    All the evidence anyone needs that the 50-something Weller is in the midst of a supersonic prime. [Mar 2012, p. 98]
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    Sonically speaking, Weller seriously kicks it.
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    70
    Most definitely one of the best albums of the year so far.
  6. Mar 26, 2012
    65
    Sonik Kicks is a good record, but it doesn't have the songwriting depth and range of its two predecessors, and as admirable as it is that Weller is still playing with his formula and searching for something new to do with it, the electronics here do the songs few favors.
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    40
    The album finds Weller throwing sounds against the wall and seeing what sticks. Unfortunately, not much does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    This is Weller at his best. He shows all the critcs that he is able to fuse different Genres together and produce an album that surpasses allThis is Weller at his best. He shows all the critcs that he is able to fuse different Genres together and produce an album that surpasses all before! If you like Weller of old dont be fooled to think this is a Jam sound a like album. This stands on its own two feet, and gives him even more creditiblity. Dragonfly, By the water and Attic are my stand out tracks. Must own! Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2012
    8
    This is one of the best Paul Weller records I have heard. The songs are really strong, the production is fairly experimental and overall it'sThis is one of the best Paul Weller records I have heard. The songs are really strong, the production is fairly experimental and overall it's an enjoyable record. The Modfather is leading by example, still trying out new things that those he's influenced (eg Noel Galagher) still wouldn't dream of doing on a record. Expand
  3. May 13, 2012
    7
    Sonik Kicks is the eleventh in Paul Weller's career album kept in the style of rock. Anyway, a very decent album, on which also appear NoelSonik Kicks is the eleventh in Paul Weller's career album kept in the style of rock. Anyway, a very decent album, on which also appear Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon from Blur band. While listening it is worth paying attention to: "Around The Lake" - led by the bass parts, or interestingly arranged, electronic "Green". Expand