Lloyd Cole - Standards
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Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #57 / 1032
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June 21, 2013 / Release Date
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Omnivore / Label
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Perhaps an elitist view is that Cole is too high-brow for the masses, but six hundred pre-purchasers say differently, and fifty million Elvis fans can’t be wrong. Oh yes, oh no, Standards is one for the ages.

American Songwriter
Cole has written a batch of terrific songs and turns in some of his most passionate and committed performances. The tunes are literate, often wickedly funny but remain laced with Cole’s smooth hang-dog vocals.

Standards finds Cole at a place of razor-sharp renewal. He uses the past unapologetically yet vitally, and delivers a record fans will find both irresistibly familiar and firmly of this moment in his career.

The Independent
Not for 20 years has he opened an album with as much pop-rock swagger.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Standards (which despite its title is an all-original collection) finds him augmenting his melancholy, literate songs with a band including luminaries Matthew Sweet, Blair Cowan and Fred Maher.
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Track List

  1. California Earthquake
  2. Women's Studies
  3. Period Piece
  4. Myrtle and Rose
  5. No Truck
  6. Blue Like Mars
  7. Opposites Day
  8. Silver Lake
  9. It's Late
  10. Kids Today
  11. Diminished Ex
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