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  • 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    100
    The toughness of Weller's art remains fully present here. An album of beauty and depth, True Meanings is further affirmation of a particularly sincere and probing talent, for whom music is a vocation rather than a career.
  2. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    It’s a lengthy, beautiful work, and undoubtedly a late career high from one of the most important, courageous songwriters in the country.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Almost 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]
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Sep 18, 2018
    80
    This is unquestionably Weller's most personal and most heartfelt record in years. [Oct 2018, p.88]
  5. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    True 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.
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    75
    Forty-plus years into his career, the Modfather has once again ripped up his own playbook--and released a singular album.
  7. 60
    A record with some rich layers and embellishments, but you sense that the excess of outside influence might be making up for something.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    An 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.
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    9
    "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.

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