March 1, 2013

This is an album firmly embedded in Roedelius’s world. There are no vocals, nothing that resembles a guitar sound, no devotion to pop or rock structure. It’s not clear who did what, although it’s tempting to cast Cole as a student learning from a master of the genre.

March 6, 2013

(Are You) Ready to Be Heartbroken? (Or, Don’t Get Weird on Me Babe)

On paper, the pairing of Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim Roedelius might strike one as, well, odd. Cole, of …

March 6, 2013

A fascinating, unexpected collaboration between Cole, an Englishman known for his literate, emotive pop songcraft during the 80s, and pioneering German minimalist Roedelius

May 10, 2013

Bureau B’s mission to ensure that one in every two CDs in the world feature Hans-Joachim Roedelius continues with the most unlikely collaboration of his career to date. Lloyd Cole …

June 16, 2013

Scotland’s favourite Derbyshire lad, Lloyd has finally grown into that smooth and suave voice. What sounded overly confident 30 years ago is now easily assured and lived in, as he glides through familiar territory in Women’s Studies and No Truck, lyrically sure-footed as ever.

June 17, 2013

Après une décennie quasi-confidentielle, l’ex leader des Commotions rebranche le courant sur un dixième album enthousiasmant.

C’était la fin des années 80, Lloyd Cole était cool. Ses chansons passaient dans les …