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The Style Council: Internationalists (Geffen)

Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, September 1985

LEADING THE Jam, Paul Weller was usually eloquent about the ineloquence of youth. Now he's an adult, and he's learned all about monetarism (it's bad) and socialism (it's preferable). So on the Style Council's second album, Weller decides to tell us exactly what is wrong with England, and the world as well. The string of insufferable slogans that constitute Internationalists proves the singer's earnestness, but they also blur together in a one-dimensional, self-important roar.

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