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Crimes and Misdemeanours: Elvis Costello

Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1994

Elvis Costello stands accused: of committing three grievously over-egged albums; of conspiring with classical quartets; of proceeding in a soundtrackular direction; of masterminding The Wendy James Racket; of sporting a beard with intent to impersonate Rasputin; and of flagrantly failing to record with the Attractions for a seven-year stretch. Exhibit A for the defence: his new album, m'lud. Court stenographer: Adrian Deevoy.

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