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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. The fearless try-anything spirit of Paul Welly, it seems, is still alive and well.
  2. This is music of the mind that remains fiercely visceral, music that feels of a piece of Weller's entire body of work, but is quite unique in its execution and impact.
  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. 80
    Wake Up The Nation, an album that goes a long way to differentiate itself from its predecessor in sound, texture and atmosphere.
  5. It's a collection of ludicrously fresh-sounding, short and sharp material (the majority of tracks are under two-and a-half minutes) that confirms he's in the midst of a seriously impressive rebirth.
  6. 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 butJust 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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