On Sunset

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On Sunset
Paul Weller - On Sunset.png
Studio album by
Released3 July 2020 (2020-07-03)
StudioBlack Barn Studios, Surrey [1]
Length47:53
Label Polydor
Producer
  • Paul Weller
  • Jan Kybert
Paul Weller chronology
True Meanings
(2018)
On Sunset
(2020)
Fat Pop (Volume 1)
(2021)
Singles from On Sunset
  1. "Earth Beat"
    Released: 18 March 2020 [2]
  2. "Village"
    Released: 7 May 2020 [1]
  3. "More"
    Released: 24 June 2020

On Sunset is the fifteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller. It was originally scheduled for release on 12 June 2020, but was delayed until 3 July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [3] [4]

Contents

It was the first album in several years to feature Weller's former Style Council bandmate Mick Talbot, who played on several tracks.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 82/100 [5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [6]
The Guardian Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [7]
The Independent Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [8]

On Sunset was met with universal acclaim reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 84, based on 5 reviews. [5]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic proclaimed that On Sunset felt "fresh" and "distinctly belonging to Weller". [6]

Track listing

On Sunset track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Mirror Ball"7:36
2."Baptiste"3:05
3."Old Father Tyme"3:56
4."Village"3:20
5."More"6:54
6."On Sunset"6:34
7."Equanimity"3:54
8."Walkin'"3:56
9."Earth Beat"4:18
10."Rockets"4:20
Total length:47:53
Apple Music and Spotify deluxe edition [9] [10]
No.TitleLength
11."4th Dimension"5:35
12."Ploughman"3:14
13."I'll Think of Something"4:06
14."On Sunset" (orchestral mix)3:59
15."Baptiste" (instrumental)3:07
Japanese Edition [11]
No.TitleLength
16."Failed"2:55
Total length:70:58

"Failed" was later re-recorded for the album Fat Pop (Volume 1).

Musicians

Charts

Chart performance for On Sunset
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [12] 96
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [13] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [14] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) [15] 50
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [16] 30
French Albums (SNEP) [17] 152
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [18] 11
Irish Albums (OCC) [19] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI) [20] 81
Japan Hot Albums ( Billboard Japan ) [21] 57
Japan Top Albums Sales ( Billboard Japan ) [22] 20
Japanese Albums (Oricon) [23] 24
Scottish Albums (OCC) [24] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) [25] 40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [26] 15
UK Albums (OCC) [27] 1

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