29 Songs, 2 Hours 10 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released almost 40 years to the day that The Jam’s debut arrived, Weller’s latest solo excursion extends an absorbingly experimental stretch of records that began with 2008’s 22 Dreams. A Kind Revolution is the warmest album of that run—unflaggingly catchy and optimistic, yet exploratory enough to stretch from punchy cosmic rock (“Nova”) to brooding, Boy George-assisted funk (“One Tear”) and the ruminative psych-gospel of “The Cranes Are Back.” At the tail end of his 50s, the Modfather sounds as invigorated and inventive as ever.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released almost 40 years to the day that The Jam’s debut arrived, Weller’s latest solo excursion extends an absorbingly experimental stretch of records that began with 2008’s 22 Dreams. A Kind Revolution is the warmest album of that run—unflaggingly catchy and optimistic, yet exploratory enough to stretch from punchy cosmic rock (“Nova”) to brooding, Boy George-assisted funk (“One Tear”) and the ruminative psych-gospel of “The Cranes Are Back.” At the tail end of his 50s, the Modfather sounds as invigorated and inventive as ever.

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