Saturns Pattern
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #158 / 771
User Score
Based on 22 ratings
May 18, 2015 / Release Date
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Parlophone / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
Weller’s renaissance has not come at the expense of his musical identity.
90
musicOMH

Saturns Pattern may lack an apostrophe but there’s nothing missing from his musical grammar. He’s still in his prime as a musician.

90
Uncut

There are fade outs and fade ins mid-song, vocals come heavily treated, instruments are strafed with sound effects; essentially, Weller is making a virtue of his processes here.

80
AllMusic

The willful, harmonious collisions of history and the future give Saturn's Pattern its kick, while the warm thrum of the grooves gives it its soul.

80
PopMatters

Not many rock icons can pull off such a thoroughly incredible late-career renaissance, but Saturns Pattern demonstrates that Paul Weller is currently in the thick of one.

80
Drowned in Sound

In modern terms we can’t really call Saturns Pattern a 'masterpiece.' That would be hyperbole, it’s a phrase we need to keep in reserve so it doesn’t wear out, but in the classic sense this is yet another worthy piece from an undeniable master.

70
NME

Twelfth solo album ‘Saturns Pattern’ backs up recent promises of another shift in sound, sending him into uncharted, acid-spiked waters.

70
Rolling Stone

Weller's 12th solo album is a robust binding of the experimental tangents on 2008's 22 Dreams and 2012's Sonik Kicks into taut, acid-flecked turbulence and modern-dance synthesis.

60
DIY

While the celestial sound-effects sometimes make ‘Saturn’s Pattern’ sound like the soundtrack to Lost In Space or a retro computer game, generally what you can clearly hear is that Weller is creating music confidently again.

40
Under The Radar
You have to give Weller credit for his energy and his freshness, and it's true that this doesn't sound quite like anything he's ever done before. But then he hasn't made a good album in 20 years, and in that time plenty of mediocre bands have already churned this record out.
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END OF YEAR LISTS
#25/MOJO
#25/Q Magazine
#39/Uncut
Track List
  1. White Sky
  2. Saturns Pattern
  3. Going My Way
  4. Long Time
  5. Pick It Up
  6. I'm Where I Should Be
  7. Phoenix
  8. In The Car...
  9. These City Streets
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Added on: February 12, 2015