Review of North
- David Peisner
First he was cruel, then he went and got all Sting on our asses.
Elvis Costello, North
(Deutsche Grammophon )
Release Date: September 23, 2003
Reviewed by David Peisner
Just when you thought Costello had returned to the snarl of his youth
with last year’s When I Was Cruel, he releases an orchestral pop
record filled with strings, piano flourishes, and melancholy vocals.
It’s not bad, but the syrupy tunes that fill up the second part
of the album grate after a while. We liked him much better when he was