ELVIS COSTELLO

Rating: NNNTaking a mental breather from his high-brow chicanery, Elvis Costello calls up his Attractions buddies and momentarily reverts to.


Rating: NNN

Taking a mental breather from his high-brow chicanery, Elvis Costello calls up his Attractions buddies and momentarily reverts to the Little Hands of Concrete persona to spit some vitriol for his own version of 80s nostalgia, appropriately called When I Was Cruel. The attempts at updating the old sound with a bit of cockeyed sampling and programming sound like a horrible afterthought. Still, fans of his My Aim Is True period will find lots to like here, from the vibrato guitar licks to the quasi-reggae dabbling, and just the whole vicious attitude he so skilfully manufactures. One for the faithful.

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