London Evening Standard, October 12, 2018

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Look Now

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Evening Standard

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At 64, there is little that Elvis Costello doesn't know about the well-made pop song. His 33rd album is full of rueful, tasteful, carefully crafted Sixties-inflected heartbreakers that remind you what a technically accomplished songwriter he is. And also how technical accomplishment isn't everything — oh, for some of the jagged gawkiness of his new-wave youth.

"I Let the Sun Go Down" is a lament for Brexitland from his American exile; "Under Lime" is an arch morality tale about an old star making a comeback.

The arrangements are gorgeous, some of the chorus hooks less so, and overall the laid-back Broadway-meets-Abbey Road vibe suits his adroit observations well.

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Evening Standard, October 12, 2018

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