Wreckless Eric

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, October 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2023

Pavement covering Neil Young

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, September 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2023

this is the turning point

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, July 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2023

from bedlam to limbo

The Early Bird Is Late: Top Five Albums 8-25-23 – 8-31-23

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2023

hard to overstate the case for Eric

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference, July 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2023

siddles next to soul and makes a turn

Best Of 2023: Songs In Order Of Preference Through The Halfway Mark: June 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2023

a gorgeous slice of guitar AOR

Nick Lowe And Wreckless Eric: Two Elvis Costello Contemporaries Who Had A Better Second Act Than He Did

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2020

what comes round goes round

rock nyc In Heavy Rotation: Thursday, August 11th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2016

At odds with the feigned Americanism

Last Call: Final Songs Off new Albums 11-13-19 – 11-19-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2015

Have A Great Day – Wreckless Eric – Eric takes on clichés on this pretty ballad to end the album, and is that Amy Rigby on background solos? A low key but pretty conclusion – B+

10 Songs: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2015

Reconnez Cherie – Wreckless Eric – One hit wonder per Elvis Costello, and this wasn’t it, so I guess he was a two hit wonder. Effortlessly romantic working class hopes and dreams, in bedsitland. Plus that horns – A

Oldies But Goldies: Wreckless Eric And Amy Rigby At Bowery Electric In 2010

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2015

seems to be our day for all things Wreckless Eric, who has survived a horrible putdown by Elvis Costello, and thrived in a market place where all there is is albums. His latest, AmERICa is our album of the week and in keeping with the moo, here I am reviewing his gig at the Bowery Electric, with his wife, the absolutely awesome Amy Rigby

Be Here Now: New Albums Reviewed 11-13-15 – 11-20-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2015

His third album in two years is his best in two years, and the other two were pretty good. The Wreckless Eric bedsit land self-aware vibe is less updated since the Live Stiffs days and more perfected. No money in it, of course, but hey, there is honor in writing the best songs left standing from of the class of 1977. Who would have thought it? – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-

These Days: Friday, November 11th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2015

Did anybody else notice Elvis Costello’s brutal put down of Wreckless Eric as a nobody with one good song? I dunno, but I will put Eric’s last three albums, including today’s release, back to back with Costello’s and Eric will beat him senseless

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of July 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 3, 2014

This is the price of music overload: I know in theory both Hurray For The Riff Raff and Wreckless Eric are among the best albums of the year, I just can’t find the time to give them the attention they deserve, so they are relegated and filed away.

Best Albums Through July 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2014

Moanin’ At Midnight – Tomas Doncker Band – Rewrites the story of Howlin’ Wolf for the 21st century by a man who defies pigeonholes, especially blues pigeonholes, but finds himself a blues star despite himself.

10 Songs, Thursday, July 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

Recognize – Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Man, I miss this guy. I also miss the years Chris Rock was cool and on this gotta recognize recognition it is worth mentioning a certain Pharrell Williams co-produced the track… yup, he was a P.I.M.P. alright – Grade: A

Be Here Now: Snap Shot Reviews of New Album Release 7-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2014

Eric Clapton And Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation Of JJ Cale) After the dire Old Socks, this coulda have been a disaster, but it isn’t, what it does is place Cale out of the “Cocaine” one hit wonder category and into the basic blues canon with some of Clapton’s greatest acoustic warm glow performances since Ocean boulevard rising to the occasion – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks week Of June 23rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2014

I can’t predict this one though Elvis Costello, one man show, Carnegie Hall, you have to assume he is gonna bring out the heavy arsenal, though when I saw him a coupla years ago doing a coupla songs solo I thought he wasn’t happening. And that entire the Roots deal was a major bummer. So I dunno, Helen bach liked him so… I guess we will see Wednesday!