- Summary: The 14th full-length solo studio release for British singer-songwriter was recorded in just over three weeks and features contributions from Rod Argent, Martin Carthy, Erland Cooper, Connor O’Brien, and Danny Thompson.
- Record Label: Parlophone / Warner Bros.
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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MojoSep 11, 2018Almost flawless record. ... It alights on an entirely new air of depth and fascination, in keeping with its author's age and experience. [Oct 2018, p.85]
Classic Rock MagazineSep 18, 2018This is unquestionably Weller's most personal and most heartfelt record in years. [Oct 2018, p.88]
Sep 27, 2018True Meanings is, on the surface, a traditionally introspective singer-songwriter record, but such a reductive description runs the risk of underselling a package that contains some of the most accessible, thought-provoking and downright enjoyable music of his lengthy career. The vibes are resolutely bucolic, embellished just the right amount by a chamber orchestra.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Oct 16, 2018An absolute masterclass in songwriting, coming from a man who has had so many high points in his career already. Beautiful arrangements andAn absolute masterclass in songwriting, coming from a man who has had so many high points in his career already. Beautiful arrangements and his voice sounds so rich and textured.… Expand
Sep 18, 2018"Take me back there again
Let me feel the same way
As I always used to say While there's still time, While there's still time" -- Mayfly"Take me back there again
Let me feel the same way
As I always used to say
While there's still time,
While there's still time" -- Mayfly
Looking back lyrically, yes. Recycling old ideas, no.
Weller here traffics in beauty, different shades of it, over and over. The cool spy jazz of The Soul Searchers. The blues reflection Mayfly. Perhaps a perfect skating competition swing song, Gravity. The space-folk turned seventies mini-soul Movin On. And then Wild Horses does bring it home lyrically and guitar strummingly.
It's a thoughtful record, well-crafted but not stifling so.
Best Weller record ever? I don't know. I'll just enjoy it.… Expand
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