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I was a huge fan of his early years with the attractions, but (like many) my interest waned as he started collaborating with string quartets, Burt Bacharach, etc. Read morePublished 9 months ago by lightsource
Love this album, never get tired of listening to it after years of high repeat. It will remain I am sure in my Top 10 of all time.
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I love Elvis Costello and have many of his albums. This is my current favorite. I could listen to it over and over. It's very different.Published 20 months ago by Jamie
After spending the time between 1996 and 2002 recording side projects and classical arrangements, Elvis Costello was finally itching to get loud and rowdy once more. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lunar Boulevard
After making specialized albums with Burt Bacharach, Bill Frisell, everyone under the sun, it feels, Elvis went back to his Attactions for When I was Cruel: a return to the... Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
I'd never really heard Costello growing up in the 70s and 80s, so thought I'd better educate myself one day and picked up "When I Was Cruel". The title looked cool.. Read morePublished on March 1, 2008 by Green Manalishi
I was a big EC fan from early on. Maybe I didn't keep up with him, I admit.
But then I heard "when I was cruel, no.2".
This man is beyond genius. Read more
It pains me to say that Declan McManus (his real name) no longer has the chops to fill an album with hits. Read morePublished on April 7, 2006 by Nick Young