On his third solo album, ‘Call the Comet’, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr charges into the world, definitely watching the news and making vibrant, scintillating music in the process. The 12-track rock album is easily his best as a solo artist, deep and rich both musically and lyrically. Playing ‘Call the Comet’ is like biting into a meaty, hearty stew after years of getting by on just broth. Most of the songs are over four minutes, showing an artist less concerned with radio play and more with complexity and beauty. Marr uses jangling guitars, progressive hooks and thick synths to create unexpected parings.