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Mighty Like a Rose
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Artier tendencies cranked up really high, Costello slaps together lots of weird noises, screeches gnomic lyrics, and even sings a proper tune once in a while. Virtually the definition of "failed experiment," Mighty Like a ... more »
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Artier tendencies cranked up really high, Costello slaps together lots of weird noises, screeches gnomic lyrics, and even sings a proper tune once in a while. Virtually the definition of "failed experiment," Mighty Like a Rose is interesting but probably the least essential record in the man's catalog. --Rickey Wright
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Michael L. (Popmeister) from READING, PA
Reviewed on 3/15/2007...
there are some great sophisticated pop songs on this cd, including three that were co-written with Paul McCartney.
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Joe M. (Jmart) from JOHNSON CITY, TN
Reviewed on 2/26/2007...
1. Other Side of Summer
2. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over)
3. How to Be Dumb
4. All Grown Up
5. Invasion Hit Parade
6. Harpies Bizarre
7. After the Fall
8. Georgie and Her Rival
9. So Like Candy
10. Interlude: Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 2
11. Playboy to a Man
12. Sweet Pear
14. Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4
Mightier than you suppose
martin | London, England | 09/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Usually assumed to be overwritten and overarranged, Mighty like a rose is actually Costello's strongest set of songs, probably since Armed Forces. Songs like After the fall, Couldn't call it unexpected #4 and Sweet pear are some of the most beautifull songs ever written, let alone by him, whilst The other side of summer recalls The Beach Boys, though more veiledly depressing. Overall, although not the most straightforward album in Elvis' cannon it is the most rewarding and several listens later you will be hooked."
MY FIRST AND (ALMOST) ONLY ELVIS
Noel Pratt | Washington, D.C., and better places | 10/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm writing this specifically because of the dreck of a review it gets from AMG. I'm glad to see here that there are people speaking up for this work. Nothing I've heard by Costello since approaches this sound for me (of course I love experimental and progressive stuff). I had no idea he was doing odd things, didn't have anything to compare it to cuz I'd never given him a chance. But my sister had this on tape, and wow! The whole summer I was blown away by the lyrics and the deep sad strength of many of the melodies. So I began to see those cut-outs all over the place and wondered, "Did they make too many, or what!??"
One of my all-time favorites by anyone: "Couldn't Call It Unexpected #4.""