January 27, 2000

Easing on to a stool, Cole apologises wryly: ‘I feel bad sitting down when you’re all standing up. But I’m very, very, very old these days.’ Yet age has not …

November 30, 2000

YOU know times have changed when Lloyd Cole walks on for his first Brisbane concert in 15 years and tells the sold-out crowd to ring the babysitters, we could be …

December 30, 2000

Lloyd Cole began his solo acoustic show at the Birchmere on Thursday night with a new tune called “No More Love Songs.” Of course, he then played a bunch anyway. Such sharp contradiction is at the heart of Cole’s best songs, and his two-hour, career-spanning show revealed that his work has lost little of its dramatic edge.

May 20, 2001

The singer-songwriter, arguably the most arch and cerebral survivor of the Anglophilic ’80s, has steadfastly refused to dumb down or trend out — a state of affairs worth celebrating for the packed house assembled at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night.

December 29, 2001

Playing a solo show at Joe’s Pub on Thursday night, Lloyd Cole let the audience in on the interior monologue that goes on inside a performer’s head when he plays …

June 11, 2003

Lloyd Cole aime les choses bien faites. Lorsqu’il entre sur la scène du New Morning, la chemise blanche soigneusement rentrée dans le pantalon noir, personne dans l’assistance ne s’attend à ce qu’il la quitte (la scène, pas la chemise) trois chansons plus tard, désabusé et énervé. La raison d’un départ si soudain?

January 26, 2004

Although I have enjoyed the witty, wordy songs of the intellectual romantic Lloyd Cole for about 20 years now, I am afraid that I did not find myself suffocating from excitement as the date of his concert at the South Bank Centre drew near. I’ll know better next time.