Review. Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks

Mr Weller

I started losing enthusiasm for the work of former Jam and Style Council singer, songwriter Paul Weller about 20 years ago. Maybe I was having a bad day … month … year … relationship (you know who you are).

True, I gave up on the Modfather a little early. I’d loved The Jam and their barking pop ‘n’ rock, but found (later) Style Council irritatingly self-aware and derivative — they seemed to focus on cashing in rather than celebrating Weller’s conspicuous soul influences.