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NEW ALBUM: Elvis Costello & The Imposters "look now"
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Spotify listen:

I thought soft rock/easy listening better suits him than alternative...
31st studio album...
I own 17 plus two compilations, am ashamed I don't own them all...
songs have that late 1970s/early 1980s sound on the faster tracks...
lots of lovely slower songs on there too...
songs themselves are delicate little petals that drip bittersweet lyrics like
only Costello can do (and has successfully done his whole career...
he does not put a foot wrong anywhere on this album whatsoever...
album oozes class from start to finish...
on my purchase list (as expected!)

from the album:

"stripping paper"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsOKfkTALfk  



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#2
^Delicate little petals huh? You've outdone yourself CH.   Big Grin
Gonna have to listen to this now.
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#3
(13-10-2018, 16:25)Ruby Wrote: ^Delicate little petals huh? You've outdone yourself CH.   Big Grin
Gonna have to listen to this now.

LOL...
I just had to find another way of describing music and that was the first thing that seemed to fit
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(13-10-2018, 16:34)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote:
(13-10-2018, 16:25)Ruby Wrote: ^Delicate little petals huh? You've outdone yourself CH.   Big Grin
Gonna have to listen to this now.

LOL...
I just had to find another way of describing music and that was the first thing that seemed to fit

I think it's fab - don't stop now ...  Cool
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#5
I listened to those petals CH, and I see what you mean; I'm not particularly an EC fan, however this is a carefully and tastefully put together album - no missteps. I always think there’s such a lot to be said for restraint – knowing when to reign things back, and I expect that’s difficult to achieve – the mark of a mature artist who has absolutely no need to prove anything to anyone and who by virtue of all his hard won experience, is a master of his craft. There is no other way to get it right IMHO – it’s years and years of fine tuning.

Have to say, it did feel rather lengthy, and my attention wandered a bit towards the end, but still – I think I’d like to get my hands on this one. Thanks! Smile
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#6
glad you listened Ruby, and for the most part enjoyed it.
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#7
enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week at #46

courtesy of Spotify

never a bad experience with an Elvis album
been a fan since My Am Is True
superb lyrics here as always
If I only had a list

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#8
he should be in the Rock And Roll HoF IMO
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