11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A musical bridge between youth and adulthood, Sound Affects is a showcase for The Jam’s versatility and Paul Weller’s range of ideas. While “But I’m Different Now” and “Set the House Ablaze” are ferocious, pop-spiked punk tunes, Weller expands his vision with the working-class vignettes of “Pretty Green” and “Man in the Corner Shop.” The band’s musicality blossoms in the gloomy daydreams and Who-like harmonies of “Monday,” but the centerpiece is “That’s Entertainment,” an affectionately melancholic sketchbook of blue-collar London.   

EDITORS’ NOTES

A musical bridge between youth and adulthood, Sound Affects is a showcase for The Jam’s versatility and Paul Weller’s range of ideas. While “But I’m Different Now” and “Set the House Ablaze” are ferocious, pop-spiked punk tunes, Weller expands his vision with the working-class vignettes of “Pretty Green” and “Man in the Corner Shop.” The band’s musicality blossoms in the gloomy daydreams and Who-like harmonies of “Monday,” but the centerpiece is “That’s Entertainment,” an affectionately melancholic sketchbook of blue-collar London.   

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