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5.0 out of 5 stars
one of the best albums by anyone ever, 14 May 2002
ok so i was 17 when this record came out so no wonder I loved it. Just days it seemed from the release of the wonderful King of America , but oh my god , what's this ? A more festering , blistered , bilious , vitriolic , glorious carcrash of a record I've yet to hear. It's been around for a while now and my opinion of it is undiminished by time. Nobody is more honest and open than Costello and he manages here to express feelings even those who consider themselves articulate struggle to pin down. Blood and Chocolate ? Love and Desolation more like. He's on towering form and probably couldn't help himself. "You make him sound like frozen food , his love will last forever ..." , it would take too long to list the amazing lyrics so I'll resist the temptation. It's only the truth , the man's a Genius .