Paul Weller, ‘Sonik Kicks’
In the 35 years since the first Jam record, Paul Weller has, as a bandleader or a solo artist, released 23 studio albums that have made him a megastar in the U.K. and remained largely invisible in the States outside of mod, punk and Britpop cult fandom. His latest effort, “Sonik Kicks,’’ won’t change that. Continuing in the same vein as 2010’s “Wake Up The Nation,’’ the album finds Weller throwing sounds against the wall and seeing what sticks. Unfortunately, not much does.