Sonik Kicks

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Sonik Kicks
SonikKicks.jpg
Studio album by Paul Weller
Released 19 March 2012 (2012-03-19)
Recorded 2010-11
Studio Black Barn Studios, Woking, Surrey
Genre Rock, alternative rock, electronic rock[1]
Label Island
Producer Paul Weller, Simon Dine
Paul Weller chronology
Wake Up the Nation
(2010)Wake Up the Nation2010
Sonik Kicks
(2012)
More Modern Classics
(2014)More Modern Classics2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club B-[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork 6.5/10[7]
PopMatters 8/10[8]

Sonik Kicks is the eleventh studio album from Paul Weller, an English singer-songwriter and former member of The Jam; it was released on 19 March 2012. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart beating David Guetta's Nothing But the Beat to the top spot by just 250 copies.[9]

Singles[edit]

"Starlite" was the first single released from the album, as a download and vinyl 12" in August 2011, it reached #113 in the UK Singles Chart.

"That Dangerous Age" was released in March 2012 as a CD, vinyl 7" and download, peaking at #66 in the UK. It was performed live on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"Birthday" was released as a non album download single in August 2012, peaking at #64 in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Standard listing
  1. "Green" (Weller, Dine) - 3:03
  2. "The Attic" (Weller, Dine) - 2:15
  3. "Kling I Klang" (Weller, Dine) - 3:14
  4. "Sleep of the Serene" (Weller, Ibrahim, Rees) - 2:00
  5. "By The Waters" (Weller, Ibrahim) - 3:29
  6. "That Dangerous Age" (Weller, Dine) - 2:30
  7. "Study in Blue" (Weller, Dine) - 6:37
  8. "Dragonfly" (Paul Weller, Jasmine Weller, Dine) - 3:41
  9. "When Your Garden's Overgrown" (Weller, Dine) - 3:11
  10. "Around The Lake" (Weller, Dine) - 2:11
  11. "Twilight" (Weller, Cradock) - 0:20
  12. "Drifters" (Weller, Cradock, Dine) - 3:07
  13. "Paperchase" (Weller, Dine) - 5:01
  14. "Be Happy Children" (Weller, Dine) - 2:45
Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Edition)
  1. "Starlite" (Weller, Dine) - 3:41
  2. "Devotion" (Weller) - 4:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Weller - Lead Vocals, Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Mellotron, Hammond, Farfisa, Moogs, Percussion, Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Graham Coxon - Electric Guitars
  • Steve Cradock - Electric Guitars, Drums, Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Andy Crofts - Electric Guitars, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Celeste, Vibes, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Farfisa, Backing Vocals, String Arrangements
  • Simon Dine - Electric Guitars, Loops, FX, Electronic Strings
  • Noel Gallagher - Electric Guitars, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
  • Ben Gordelier - Drums
  • Aziz Ibrahim - Acoustic Guitars
  • Jan "Stan" Kybert - Programming
  • Andy Lewis - Bass, Celeste, Vibes, Glockenspiel
  • Marco Nelson - Bass
  • David Nock - Drums
  • Roger "Trotwood" Nowell - Bass
  • Sean O'Hagan - String Arrangements
  • Steve Pilgrim - Drums, Backing Vocals
  • Charles Rees - Drums, Percussion
  • Hannah Weller - Backing Vocals
  • Leah Weller - Backing Vocals
  • Mac Weller - Backing Vocals
Technical
  • Charles Rees, Jamie Johnson - engineer, recording
  • Alex Hutchinson, Paul Weller - design
  • Julian Broad - photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[10] 74
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[11] 33
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[12] 81
Dutch Albums Chart[13] 60
Scottish Albums Chart[14] 3
Spanish Albums Chart[15] 50
UK Albums Chart[16] 1
US Billboard 200[17] 166

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format(s)
United Kingdom 19 March 2012 CD, vinyl, digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16422-sonik-kicks/
  2. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Sonik Kicks by Paul Weller". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sonik Kicks - Paul Weller". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Heller, Jason. "Paul Weller: Sonic Kicks". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave. "Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Nicolson, Barry. "Paul Weller – 'Sonik Kicks'". NME. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Tangari, Joe. "Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Schurr, Maria. "Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks". PopMatters. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  9. ^ Paul Weller narrowly beats David Guetta to score album No.1 - Music News - Digital Spy
  10. ^ "Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks". austriancharts.at/. 
  11. ^ "Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks". www.ultratop.be/nl/. 
  12. ^ "Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks". www.ultratop.be/fr/. 
  13. ^ "Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  14. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. 
  15. ^ "Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks". spanishcharts.com/. 
  16. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. 
  17. ^ "Billboard". Billboard Magazine. 

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