February 18, 2013

Anyone approaching this album expecting a straight mash-up of Lloyd Cole’s darkly literate indie-pop and the far-out krautrock of Hans-Joachim Roedelius’s Cluster and Harmonia days will be vastly disappointed. Cole …

February 13, 2013

Yes, that Lloyd Cole, of The Commotions and Rattlesnakes fame, now collaborating with Roedelius, ambient pioneer and co-founder of the krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia, and very much in Roedelius’ …

January 31, 2013

Odd as it may seem for a guitar-toting wordsmith to release a collaborative album of electronica in which he never opens his mouth or so much as brushes past a guitar, Lloyd Cole actually has a bit of form in this respect.

May 10, 2011

Has Lloyd Cole really fallen so far off the radar? Yes, he has. The man is still best-known for his first album, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ 1984 indie masterpiece, …

April 11, 2011

It takes a lot of guts for a singer/songwriter to sing a tune like “Broken Record.” It takes even more intestinal fortitude to title an album with that very phrase, yet Lloyd Cole takes that risk on his latest long player.

March 6, 2011

The prelude to Lloyd Cole’s Broken Record reads like a story worthy of the history books in itself. You see the former frontman of The Commotions turned solo artist spent …

March 5, 2011

NOT only is the latest Lloyd Cole solo album very good, but it could be described as being one for the fans; after all, they paid for it. Partly financed …

March 1, 2011

Don’t worry folks, it’s not really a broken record. That would just be a waste of money!

With The Commotions, Lloyd Cole arguably peaked too early with his 1984 debut Rattlesnakes, …

January 25, 2011

Cole’s country and folk influences are evident in the use of instruments like the pedal steel, banjo and mandolin, as well as the narrative nature of his lyrics. I must …