I am having trouble connecting with Paul Weller's new one, "Fat Pop Volume One." I've given it my full attention for five complete spins and while I really like "Shades of Blue" and "Glad Times," as well as the overall sound of the album, the only thing that seems to be sticking is the hook of the title track, which is simply "Fat pop/fat pop/fat pop."
Some might suggest that my love for his last "On Sunset" was so deep that anything following it would pale by comparison. I guess that is possible. I loved the one-two punch of "22 Dreams" and "Wake Up The Nation," only to be disappointed in "Sonic Kicks." But I went back to "Sonic Kicks" because I loved "On Sunset" so much and now I dig it.
I'm not ready to call it a day with "Fat Pop," not yet. But I am curious what other long time Jam/Weller fans think, especially if you loved "On Sunset." Are you hearing "On Sunset" leftovers on "Fat Pop" like I am?