Elvis Costello And The Attractions

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2021

¿No preferirías tener el modelo de este año?

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Elvis Costello And The Attractions’ “Spanish Model” and Lorde’s “Te Ao Mārama” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2021

foreign (to me, I mean) language takes

From 1986: My Creem Review Of “Blood And Chocolate”

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2021

if the hook goes “And I hope you’re happy now,” what’s the line immediately before it? Why, “I never loved you anyhow” of course

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-16-21 – 7-22-21, Elvis Costello And The Attractions and Juanes “Pump It Up” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2021

very, very clever and confusingly redundant

From 1982: I Review Elvis Costello And The Attractions “Imperial Bedroom” for East Village Eye

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2019

a dissection of the emotional fascism explicit in sexual relationships

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 620 to 611

By Steve Crawford | May 4, 2019

They wear hoods and carry shotguns in the main streets of Montgomery

Personal Bests: January 23rd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2015

If “We Can Be Together” sounded like a good trip (man, that Grace Slick can sing, how did you lose her cool?) it wasn’t, it was based on Black Panther’s war cry, “Up against the, motherfucker”) and from there it blows blues hot (try a terrific “Wooden Ships” and folk cool. Add on top two of the best songs, the title track and “Somebody To Love” and you have a career peak.

One Song: "B Movie" By Elvis Costello And The Attractions

By Iman Lababedi | April 28, 2014

It’s not just the superb bass lick finger picked all the way through through that makes it sound like a boxer bobbing on the toes of his feet, it is the waving Costello delivery till the knocked out “You can feel” at the end of the song.