It’s out on October 14th on CD, and Ltd Edition clear vinyl (black to follow). Here’s the Omnivore Recordings page – And here’s what English speaking Europe had to say about Standards

“…a rocking, reinvigorated return…terrific” 8/10 UNCUT July ‘13

“…captivating!” 4* MOJO July ‘13

“effortless craftsmanship from a gifted storyteller.” Q July ‘13

“‘Standards’ is the work of a bristling, alive and fresh-as-a-daisy master, drawing on all of his experience for a mid-life career high.”4* Daily Mirror 21 June ‘13

“…a sound replete with twisting, cyclical guitar lines and tints of keyboards… there’s a confidence and flexibility to his disparate themes…may be his best album.”
The Independent I 21 June ‘13

“…- like when Dylan went electric…it’s not a fanciful comparison – Cole’s lyrics are profoundly poetic and linked to some glorious tunes….terrific.”4*
Alan Johnson MP, BIG ISSUE 17-23 June ‘13

“…pop rock swagger….with a lyric as seductive as ever…” 4*
The Independent On Sunday 23 June ‘13

“…a vibrant set full of wry wordplay.” 4* Mail On Sunday 23 June ‘13

“…a fine advertisement for approaching the act of writing in a more contemplative way….wonderfully wry…self-knowing lyrics….a plangent beauty…”
Sunday Times 23 June ‘13

“…ruminative, erudite, rueful…the rockiest thing he has done, but still very Lloyd Cole.” Mail On Sunday 9 June ‘13

“…gloriously, pertinently verbose…career-best…” 4* Record Collector July ‘13

“…a timeless classic.” 5* Classic Pop July/Aug ’13


“…a little less commotion, but still a legend… just his acoustic guitar and a two-hour set of gorgeous pop songs…” Bristol Post 6 Nov ‘13

“His voice is still beautiful. It sounds like threadbare velvet, stretched but rich at the same time…His lyrics are full of lust and longing, never overly romantic, but enough for you to realise that they come from a deeply complex man.” GodIsInTheTV 13 Nov ’13