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Paul Weller: 'My new album is cutting edge'

Paul Weller: 'My new album is cutting edge'

Paul Weller has said that his new album is "cutting edge" and says there's no music out there that sounds similar.

Speaking in an interview with Billboard, Weller said his new album 'Sonik Kicks' has a "spirit of adventure" that's been brought on by him entering the "twilight years" of his career.

He added: "I think the new record is really cutting edge, really modern, and I don't think there is anything around that sounds like it, regardless of age or status or whatever."

The Modfather notched up his fourth solo Number One album with 'Sonik Kicks' yesterday (March 25), after knocking Military Wives' 'In My Dreams' off the top spot of the Official UK Albums Chart.

Weller entered straight in at the peak of the charts with his eleventh studio album – one better than 2010's 'Wake Up The Nation', which could only manage Number Two.

The album's high debut knocks Military Wives down to Number Three. Incredibly, Weller managed to hold off a late surge by David Guetta's 'Nothing But The Beat', which jumped 7 places, by just 250 copies, reports Official Charts Company.

Elsewhere in the albums chart, The Shins managed the second highest new entry, landing in Number Eleven with 'Port Of Morrow'.


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