The last installment in my Quine retrospective.
LLOYD COLE (Capitol) Alternate title: Robert Quine, whose six cuts here prove a smart person can still get away with this shit while the other seven demonstrate why even a smart person has to. Except on the herky-funky "Waterline," which offers history nothing but a solo, Quine doesn't just play superbly. Torturing Cole's hummable tunes and easy little folk-pop guitar hooks until they confess, he lays a saving aura of wisdom around the postgraduate melancholy, stretching the songs toward the tensile intelligence the boss so admired on Legendary Hearts. And then he goes home. Who was that masked man? - review by Robert Christgau
Cole's 5.3 hcp got him a respectable tied 11th place on Golf Digest's top 100 list of musicians (a tie with Alice Cooper) *
Lloyd Cole - Lloyd Cole
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1) Don't Look Back
2) What Do You Know About Love?
3) No Blue Skies
6) To The Church
8) A Long Way Down
9) Ice Cream Girl
11) I Hate To See You Baby Doing That Stuff
13) Mercy Killing