Hit Parade This four-disc retrospective, which collects 67 singles released by U.K. icon Paul Weller over the past three decades, peaks early: The increasingly arty punk songs… Hit Parade This four-disc retrospective, which collects 67 singles released by U.K. icon Paul Weller over the past three decades, peaks early: The increasingly arty punk songs… 2007-01-23 Paul Weller Pop
Music Review

Hit Parade (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 23, 2007; Lead Performance: Paul Weller; Genre: Pop

This four-disc retrospective, which collects 67 singles released by U.K. icon Paul Weller over the past three decades, peaks early: The increasingly arty punk songs he recorded with the Jam from 1977 to 1982 are as compelling as ever. The syrupy, synth-based lounge music of Weller's next band, the Style Council, hasn't aged nearly as well. His recent solo work — represented here by two discs of soul-tinged Britpop — is stronger, but only seriously devoted Anglophiles need this Hit Parade instead of the single-disc edition.

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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