Recommended by Dave Segal
Distinguished ex-mod punk (the Jam)/ex-soul man (Style Council) Paul Weller carries on in the rock game at an age when it’s an accomplishment simply not to embarrass yourself. He’s a lean 59 and on the road supporting his newish album, A Kind Revolution. It’s full of burnished, professional rock imbued with Weller’s hard-earned soulfulness and late-career interest in subtle, time-tested psychedelic embellishments. Angry young man morphing into mellow, contemplative, gray-fox psych-rocker who’s into Traffic might be one of the better ways to age gracefully in the music industry right now.