Early eighties, Lloyd Cole & The Commotion with a fresh and sparkling sound, across the dark wave of bands like The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen. “Rattlesnakes” and “Perfect Skin” were the biggest hits of the British band grossierde in transparent, melodic songs. In 1988 Lloyd Cole and recently released his solo album Broken Record.
Lloyd Cole – now also a journalist and web designer – one thousand fans got ready to co-finance the album: £ 45 paid anyone. He apparently did not become rich as a musician. Broken Record is traditionally put together and fits comfortably in the ear. The use of banjo, mandolin and steel guitar tends more to Lloyd Cole solo country. A guest contribution by Joan As Police Woman.
Melancholy ballads and pop-oriented songs alternate. “Man Overboard” by the accordion gets a touch of folk. The whole sounds thoroughly civilized, wringing does nothing and sometimes lurking is indolence. But the CD can be heard with great care and the production is crystal clear. Add to this that Lloyd Cole is a gifted songwriter and a great singer and also the conclusion should be that Broken Record exceeds the right side of the score remains.
Publication: Kinda Muzik
Publication date: 13/12/2010