After an unparalleled career, characterised by constant musical experimentation, we should be used to Paul Weller's relentless desire to chop and change his musical pack. But after the triumphant, Brit-bagging success of '22 Dreams' (his third solo number one) 'Wake Up The Nation' album sees rock's most iconic songwriter come up trumps once more.
Lean, mean and as uncompromisingly focused as it's maker, Wake Up The Nation also brings Paul Weller full circle: twenty-eight years on from The Jam's split, two tracks feature the former bassist Bruce Foxton. The album also sees contributions from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, The Move's Bev Bevan and legendary session drummer Clem Cattini.
Passion, progression, and, as ever, spine-tingling rock'n'roll - Paul Weller has, yet again delivered the perfect soundtrack as we embark on a new decade.