Translation from Swedish via Google Translate:
Elvis Costello: ”National ransom”
I know that Elvis Costello gets all flushed with anger every time he required from the expression that characterized his first ten fifteen years. But right Costello'll probably learn to live with compared to its early history - when he was pop music's most brilliant singer, lyricist, composer. When he was a pop artist.
Since the talent brought him light-years away in music land, he probably tried to go back more than once. But he has always stuck halfway, often in the U.S. Midwest.
' Now he follows up ' an americana coloured disc with a new americana coloured disc. On " National ransom " is heard throughout surven ; from trad country, folk, bluegrass and evergreens, to stabbig rock and country rock. Everything is good and steadily made, of course, Elvis sings well, of course, but increasingly also lacks what once made his pop genius. Almost everything, that is, and that's what makes it so painful - on a couple of songs you want to open the window and yell "Elvis is Back ". But no, he looked in a short time only, with a verse here, a chorus there.
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