November 4, 1991

From his days in the mid-’80s with his band the Commotions to his solo debut last year, Cole has been a songwriter who bears comparison with folks like the solo …

November 1, 1991

It’s always a bummer when you buy a record and it comes without lyrics. I mean, that’s fine if you’re strapped with, say, Whitesnake. But with Lloyd Cole it’s like …

December 17, 1990

Some voices in pop music ooze character. They become familiar, reassuring, and are missed when not around. Lloyd Cole has one such voice, and it’s back.
After the demise of The …

November 17, 1990

Fellow former Commotion Blair Cowan joins Cole on his debut set that has all the trade-marks of his past work along with a couple of Stonesy riffs, greater vocal depth …

July 6, 1990

Lloyd Cole is a self-portrait painted in music and textured in timbres. This is Cole’s first album without his backup band, the Commotions, but its absence only allows Cole more …

June 15, 1990

LEAVING HIS Commotions behind in Glasgow, Scottish songsmith Lloyd Cole moved to New York for his first solo album and enlisted such Lou Reed sidemen as drummer Fred Maher (who …

June 10, 1990

Lloyd Cole and The commotions are no more. After three fairly successful albums with the band, Cole packed his bags and moved to New York. Maybe it’s those artsy Big …

April 22, 1990

Cool Lloyd Cole used to be synonymous with black turtleneck sweaters, perfect skin and Amsterdam weekends. Thanks to his songs we were ready to be heartbroken and knew to watch …

February 17, 1990

Lloyd Cole is lust one of those artists you either love or hate. You either think he’s brilliant with his winsome, almost introspective pop, or you think he’s a fat …