Standards is a rock album by English singer, songwriter and musician Lloyd Cole released on 21 June by Tapete Records. It is Cole's tenth solo album under his own name, although only his second since to feature a full band of additional musicians. Cole says that he was inspired by the energy and vibrancy of Bob Dylan's album Tempestwhich surprised him considering Dylan's age.
Cole said:. I am conscious of having been maybe overly Dietrich - Grooms - Exit Index with being dignified in my old age [ And just basically follow Opposites Day - Lloyd Cole - Standards guts? The Disco - Pimeällä Puolella is also notable for its emphasis on electric guitar ; Cole had established himself as an acoustic and folk musician through his most recent studio releases and touring predominantly as solo performer with an acoustic guitar.
The band assembled by Cole includes, among others, the rhythm section from his debut self-titled solo album and his follow up 'Don't Get Weird on Me Babe' in the form of drummer Fred Maher and bassist Matthew Sweet.
Blair Cowan a former member of the Commotions plays keyboards and Joan Wasser plays piano and supplies additional vocals. Cole's own son William plays guitar on the album including a solo on the track 'It's Late'. Cole wrote 10 original songs for the album alone before taking them to the studio to play with the other musicians, he only had the guitar parts to play as he had not recorded demo tracks prior to entering the studio.
The recording of the album was partially financed through pre-sales of a deluxe limited edition of the album; the purchasers were also credited as executive producers of the album and received copies before general release.
The deluxe limited edition of the album was a A.I.
- Equinox vs. O.B.I. - Future Combat System exclusive and featured an additional disc of outtakes, a handwritten lyric book, and a personal note of thanks from Cole, as well as the complete album. A target of box sales was successfully reached before the scheduled deadline. All tracks are written by Lloyd Cole except where noted. The album has been well received by critics and reviewers. The Independent described it Oh!
Vell Barrabàs - Skatalà - Borinot Borinot 'what may be [Cole's] best album Reviews have also compared the album both positively and negatively to his work with the Commotions. The Arts Desk described it as 'an album that ticks a lot of the old boxes, with Opposites Day - Lloyd Cole - Standards lovely dad-rock flourishes. In contrast, The Telegraph said 'Each song is carefully crafted, filled with a kind of mordant, misanthropic wit that skates over deep emotions' and that Cole fails to 'recapture the firebrand innocence of his early pop classics.
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