Wake Up The Nation - Paul Weller
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  • Summary: The latest solo album for the ex-The Jam member, includes The Jam's bassist Bruce Foxton, Clem Cattini, ELO's Bev Bevan, and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields as guest artists.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
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  1. With the exception of Bob Dylan, there isn't a single artist, living or dead, who has managed a record this audacious 30-plus-years into a career. Wake Up The Nation is that good. [May 2010, p.114]
  2. Wake Up the Nation, once again illustrates not only his perennial songwriting prowess, but also his incredible staying power amidst artists for whom influence is sporadic and brief at best.
  3. Compact and succinctly direct, its 16 tracks rarely break the three-minute mark but are packed with a greater density of ideas than its predecessor.
  4. Wake Up certainly stands as a collection of top-notch material, representing the second part of a late-term renaissance for an artist who already had a reputation as an innovator.
  5. 80
    Wake Up The Nation, an album that goes a long way to differentiate itself from its predecessor in sound, texture and atmosphere.
  6. In the end, Wake Up The Nation serves as a set of songs that will prompt listeners to shuck preconceptions and just enjoy an album. [Spring 2010, p.66]
  7. Jan 7, 2011
    40
    Lyrically Wake Up The Nation is largely inscrutable, while sonically it remains a shambling and ungainly listen.

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  1. Jun 23, 2012
    7
    Just a average album from Paul Weller. I wish He was more popular than He is now. You can buy this album and listen to some good music but don't expect too much Expand

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