December 15, 1991

After last year’s galvanizing, three-guitar raveup at the Vic Theatre, Lloyd Cole’s performance Friday night on the same stage was somewhat of a disappointment.

December 16, 1991

Lloyd Cole has the uncanny ability to make rational argument evaporate faster than Mexican snow. Like Sinead O’Connor, JFK assassination theories and brocolli, he’s a fast way to turn a …

December 26, 1991

AT THE START of this show Lloyd Cole, an Englishman who made his name fronting a Scottish band, claimed New York as “my town, my people.” Cole has been living in Manhattan for three years, and seems like a natural addition to the city’s long line of poetic singer-songwriters; certainly the rapt crowd…

October 6, 1995

Who the devil told Lloyd Cole he sounded like Lou Reed? Surely, even in his most lugubrious days, the similarity was teasingly absent. Now that Lloyd’s got lucky in love, …

November 6, 1995

Lloyd Cole began his career as an intellectual pop songwriter. He has matured into an intelligent one.

This curious progression was apparent in the contrasts between Cole’s first and latest records, …

May 6, 1998

Lloyd Cole’s songs make me feel like I’m chasing Molly Ringwald down a high school hallway, away from my gang of insincere rich-kid acquaintances, running from me because I shunned …