‘OUR FAVOURITE SHOP’ By THE STYLE COUNCIL Came Out 35 Years Ago Today…

8 June 2020

Band: The Style Council – Paul Weller & Mick Talbot
Active: 1983-1989
AlbumOur Favourite Shop – the duo’ second LP
Released: 8 June 1985 – the duo’s second LP
Score: #1 in the UK

AllMusic wrote: “Our Favourite Shop, the Style Council’s second proper album,
was still quite eclectic, but it didn’t seem as schizophrenically diverse as Cafe Bleu.
Paul Weller had been able to incorporate his soul and jazz experiments into his
songwriting… the record was more cohesive and stronger than the debut.”

Score: 4.5/5

Keywords: coffee shop jingles, poppy jazz, soul horns, smooth Georgie Fame
organs, modern Motown, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, feel-fine tunes
Key tracks: The Lodgers / Boy Who Cried Wolf / Walls Come Tumbling Down!

– THE LODGERS –

– BOY WHO CRIED WOLF –

– WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN –

Full album…

https://open.spotify.com/album/75nT99YVabgYL2UcyKrPHa?si=NvcCvVUWSz–zZ8LPKPX4g

THE STYLE COUNCIL: All Albums

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