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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 4: 40 - 21
30 Sep 2015 // 9:02 PM
Stories sung with grace and compassion. We can only hope our stories will be told so well, sometime.
Kanye West = Batman? Five Perfect Broadway Superhero Musicals We'd Like to See
1 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM
If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.
Tomorrow Belongs to Her: The Art That Rose Against Thatcher
2 Jun 2013 // 6:15 PM
Margaret Thatcher is dead, yet her influence is stronger than ever. What lessons can be drawn from the cultural response to Thatcherism, and can they be applied again?
Old Country Comfort: How the British Might Save American Music (Again)
16 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.
'Graham Parker & The Rumour: This is Live' Gains Momentum, But Does Not Sustain
27 Aug 2013 // 10:10 PM
Graham Parker reunited with the Rumour and played their first live show together in 31 years for Judd Apatow's This is 40. The band is heavy on the skill, but not quite as heavy on the passion for their classic songs.
Elvis Costello: National Ransom
1 Nov 2010 // 5:00 PM
The Elvis Costello/T-Bone Burnett partnership yields an eclectic album that stands alongside the artist's past glories.
Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Walk Us Uptown” from New Album 'Wise Up Ghost'
22 Jul 2013 // 6:17 AM
Elvis Costello and the Roots are teaming up for a new album releasing in September via the famed Blue Note Records. 'Wise Up Ghost' offers a compelling blend of the Roots' deep funk and Costello's acerbic vocals, tied together by fabulous songwriting.
Counterbalance No. 116: Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True'
15 Feb 2013 // 12:00 AM
The 116th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time would like to go to Spain or somewhere like that, with its two-tone bible and its funny cigarettes; its suntan lotion and its castanets. Counterbalance is waiting for the end of the world.