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The King reunites with The Attractions and Nick Lowe to see what sparks might fly. The opening trinity of cuts aside, the results only occasionally mimic the sound and fury of '78. Instead, Costello shelves the sweeping a... more »
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The King reunites with The Attractions and Nick Lowe to see what sparks might fly. The opening trinity of cuts aside, the results only occasionally mimic the sound and fury of '78. Instead, Costello shelves the sweeping ambition that marred recent albums like Spike and Mighty Like The Rose, and lets his songs breathe in minimal, cleverly detailed musical settings of real genius. "13 Steps Lead Down" is a smashing, tongue-twisting marquee single; "Sulky Girl" has the allure of an Imperial Bedroom outtake; "London's Brilliant Parade" and "Clown Strike" are pop beauties. --Jeff Bateman
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Wild and crazy return to EC's early sound
D. Henderson | San Marcos, TX USA | 08/19/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If your favorite Elvis Costello album is "Imperial Bedroom", you may be shocked by this album. If your favorite is "Armed Forces" or "This Year's Model", you're going to crank your stereo to 11, as Derek St. Hubbins says in Spinal Tap. The energy of Elvis Costello and the Attractions will leap out of your speakers from this CD, with an eclectic sound that ranges from the 'nice' sound of "London's Brilliant Parade" to the manic mania (ooh, but it's fun) of "My Science Fiction Twin". As someone else said in their review, Buy This Now."
D. Henderson | 02/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Any fan of Elvis is no fan at all if you do not own a copy of Brutal Youth. This '94 reunion with the Attractions produced some of his best work ever, in my opinion. Like many Costello records, you'll always be able to find something new to like about Brutal Youth. On first listen, I immediately fell in love with "Pony St.," "You Tripped At Every Step," and "Sulky Girl." Since then, I've listened to it thousands of times, and I've come to appreciate every song as a masterwork. Right now, my favorites are "Rocking Horse Road" and "All The Rage." This album really rocks, and I hope that in the future Costello is rightfully regarded as one of the most important songwriters of the century."
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D. Henderson | 07/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best Elvis Costello album in existence. With the catchiness of "Alison" and the cleverness of "Watching the Detectives," Costello gives the listener a collection that has easy-to-digest melodies coupled with complex themes. Every song is a gem; not only for being a cleverly-written pop song, but for being a cleverly-written piece of lyrics. Elvis has outdone himself- "Oliver's Army" times ten."