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Released: June 7, 1995

Rating: 3.778 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. The Changing Man
  2. Porcelain Gods
  3. I Walk on Gilded Splinters
  4. You Do Something to Me
  5. Woodcutter’s Son
  6. Time Passes
  7. Stanley Road
  8. Broken Stones
  9. Out of the Sinking
  10. Pink on White Walls
  11. Whirlpool’s End
  12. Wings of Speed

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated 1.2
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. 1.0
sales worldwide - estimated 2.2


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart --
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Out of the Sinking (11/5/94) #20 UK
  • The Changing Man (5/6/95) #7 UK
  • You Do Something to Me (7/22/95) #9 UK
  • Broken Stones (9/30/95) #20 UK

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Stanley Road
Paul Weller
“In many ways, Stanley Road is Wild Wood – Part Two, a continuation of the laidback, soul-inflected rock that dominated his previous albums. Named after the street where he grew up, Stanley Road could be seen as a return to Paul Weller’s roots, yet his roots were in The Who and the Kinks, not in Traffic. (At this point, the sound of The Jam matters little in what his music sounds like.) Weller’s music has always had R&B roots – the major difference with both Wild Wood and Stanley Road is how much he and his band stretch out. Stanley Road…features more jamming than any of his previous work. That doesn’t mean he has neglected his songwriting – a handful of Weller classics are scattered throughout the album. Unfortunately, too much of it is spent on drawn-out grooves that are self-conscious about their own authenticity. Still, he has the good sense to revive Dr. John’s I Walk on Gilded Splinters and invite his disciple Noel Gallagher (Oasis) along to jam.” STE

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Last updated February 11, 2010.