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  • Summary: The 15th full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with Jan "Stan" Kybert.
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 11, 2020
    80
    On Sunset demonstrates that complacency remains his greatest fear and most powerful muse. [Jul 2020, p.24]
  2. Mojo
    Jun 11, 2020
    80
    On Sunset will not be remembered as Weller's most immediate record, or the most musically even, but it's certainly one of the most rewarding, and powerful. [Jul 2020, p.76]
  3. 80
    Ever the magpie with a love for shiny trinkets, Weller slips in West Coast Santana-style guitar, Middle Eastern drone, hand claps and honking tenor. References are introduced and then discarded at will. ... Intriguing, to say the least.
  4. 80
    It might not be quite the experimental opus you feel Weller’s still holding back, but that feels a churlish complaint when the songs are this well-written. There’s a lightness of touch and a tenderness at ‘On Sunset”s heart.
  5. 80
    For an album that brings together so many threads of Weller’s career, there is not much in the way of rocky guitar drive or punk energy. Yet there is an open-minded spirit in the way Weller mixes songcraft with ear-catching sonic details and structural adventure.
  6. 80
    This is not the kind of sunset in which mortality looms, but where the gentler evening light casts everything in a fresh aspect. There is warmth and succour here, undercut with a playful scattering of mischievous sounds; orchestral soul with eloquent quirks; nuances that hark back to Weller’s second band, the Style Council.
  7. Jul 1, 2020
    70
    Weller the elder statesman sounds more invigorated than ever as he cheekily tries every musical trick under the sun.

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