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This review is from: Mainstream (Audio CD)
Mainstream and the first album, Rattlesnakes, were the highs of Lloyd Cole (sometimes with the Commotions)'s musical career.
"from the Hip" is fairly mellow, but sticks in my head;
"Jennifer she said" is beautiful;
"mister Malcontent" has great guitar work, ranging from the jangly first half to the heavy second half, which few people would recognise as being the Commotions (and sadly lacking from Lloyd's solo albums);
"hey Rusty" is about someone in a middle-age, middle-class job looking back at his left wing roots that he'd sold out on, and wanting to return to them - even more appropriate now as so many people who listened to Lloyd Cole in the '80s will now be turning 50;
"These Days" is a quiet song but also sticks in my head.