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Lloyd Cole

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Lloyd Cole: What's All The Commotion About?

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 12 May 1984

LLOYD, I asked, are you in love? ...

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions: Rattlesnakes (Geffen)

Review by Craig Zeller, Creem, May 1985

AZTEC CAMERA when they're not being precious, the tone of the Left Banke, just a little Love, a bit of early Doors, a touch of ...

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions: Cole Commotion

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, October 1985

DETROIT — As a youth in Glasgow, Scotland, Lloyd Cole was obsessed with American music, literature and movies. It only seemed natural, then, that American ...

Lloyd Cole: Lloyd's Return

Interview by Paul Mathur, Blitz, 1 January 1987

Paul Mathur talks to LLOYD COLE, who is about to return from his self-imposed exile with a brace of new songs. ...

Lloyd Cole: Cool-cut

Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, February 1990

Two years ago, Lloyd Cole folded his band, The Commotions, after six years, a bunch of hit singles and three solidly successful albums (Rattlesnakes, Easy ...

Lloyd Cole: Lloyd Cole

Review by Mat Snow, Q, March 1990

SINCE SUCH NAMES as Simone De Beauvoir and Eve Marie Saint dropped from Lloyd Cole's lips on his debut with The Commotions, 1984's Rattlesnakes, the ...

Lloyd Cole: Strings Attached

Interview by Bruce Dessau, Vox, September 1991

Lloyd's Cole's new album has more strings on it than an episode of Thunderbirds. In an Irish TV studio, as an orchestra tunes up, Bruce ...

Lloyd Cole: Don't Get Weird On Me, Babe (Polydor/All formats)

Review by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 14 September 1991


Lloyd Cole: The Bard Who Conquered New York

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, October 1991

LLOYD COLE is a cheeseball. Plain and simple. How else do you account for strings (!) on his second release, Don't Get Weird On Me, ...

Lloyd Cole, Grant McLennan & Robert Forster: The Academy Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 6 February 1992

A GUY WHO can sing a line like "Baby, you're too well-read" and mean it, Lloyd Cole is the intellectual in the black leather jacket ...

Causing a Commotion: Lloyd Cole

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, 1995

AT THE BEGINNING, he seemed tailor-made for rock stardom. Young, good-looking and menacingly literate, Lloyd Cole exploded out of nowhere (well, Scotland actually) in ...

Lloyd Cole: Music In A Foreign Language

Review and Interview by Max Bell, Uncut, August 2003

Cynical, articulate UK singer-songwriter sends home thoughts from abroad. ...

Lloyd Cole & the Commotions: Rattlesnakes (Deluxe Edition)

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2004

DISMISSED IN some quarters as a chubby Elvis lookalike with a library card, Lloyd Cole was nonetheless an integral part of any student dorm soundtrack. ...

Lloyd Cole: Singing for Grown-Ups in 3D

Report and Interview by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2006

WHEN LLOYD COLE says that a lot of the things he enjoys "don't sit very well with youth culture", you can see his point. Today's ...


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