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Standards [LP+CD] [VINYL]
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on 8 August 2013
STANDARDS see Lloyd back in good form like the Commotions days - good songs and a really good rockin' band.
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on 30 July 2013
Lloyd Cole with the great Matthew Sweet and Fred Maher. Whats not to like. Best album since "Don't get weird..". Hope he plays the bulk of these songs on his 2013 tour. Buy it.
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on 22 July 2013
This is a great album for fans. Lloyd has brought back his old style and there are some really good tracks though out. Well worth checking out.
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on 1 July 2013
I cannot speak highly enough of this album. Depth, wit, pain, complexity and just simply great music. Lloyd Cole has made yet another masterpiece.
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on 29 June 2013
From the opening salvo California Earthquake to the closing beauty, diminished, this is the best most consistent and valid work this boy has done in years.
If you like Lloyd playing wordsmith and backed by cutting switchblade guitars.
Are you in for a treat.
Bobby Dylan, Lou Reed, Tom Verlaine and the New York scene are all within.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A little quality control would be nice, Tapete Records. And heres a tip: don't force a 12" record into a sleeve that measures 12.000125" All it does is scratch the vinyl and create Tesla amounts of static.

Good tthing it came with the CD version as well.
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on 6 July 2013
Standards is another stunning masterpiece from Lloyd Cole. He continues to impress as one of today's most gifted lyricists. The music from the unexpected rocker "California Earthquake" to the timeless beauty of "Myrtle and the Rose" leaves this listener captivated. Lloyd has always been able to craft beautifully written, soulfully tender, heartbreaking songs. "The longer you've been gone, the less the longing" is another shining example of how well he can capture images with words. Having been a dedicated fan for well over 30 years, I can honestly say that this is one of his most compelling albums in quite some time. I have yet to find a Lloyd Cole album not worth listening to, but Standards seems to exceed even past gems like Love Story and Rattlesnakes. Do yourself a favor and purchase Standards. You will be glad you did. Thanks Lloyd for giving us more reasons to appreciate the gift of music.
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on 23 February 2015
Lloyd Coles mid-life crisis is all to our benefit. Age appropriate, yes.
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on 17 February 2015
It's Lloyd Cole! Do we really need to say more?
Brilliant as usual!
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on 24 June 2013
Been following Lloyd for 20 years (not in a stalky way). I'm a huge fan of his songwriting which really comes across in his more delicate acoustic material (Undressed, Love Ruins Everything, Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?).
Must admit I wasn't especially looking forward to the idea of him turning it up and rocking out with his old pals. BUT. This is a fantastic record! Just goes to show not all songwriters need to grow old gracefully and start playing more country music. Add to basket.
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