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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 4: 40 - 21
30 Sep 2015 // 8:02 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 // 4:00 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 // 5:15 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 // 4:00 PM
The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.
The Creator and Creation in Elvis Costello's 'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'
24 Dec 2015 // 1:00 AM
Costello on Costello is a joy for those already in the cult and another arrow in the quiver for those who think he should just shut up already.
Elvis Costello: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album
4 Nov 2015 // 8:20 PM
A compilation of rarities, deep cuts, and alternate mixes, Unfaithful Music serves as an excellent soundtrack and companion to Costello's new memoir.
Counterbalance: Elvis Costello's 'Imperial Bedroom'
5 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM
History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats. Keep your finger on important issues, and keep listening to the 275th most acclaimed album of all time. A 1982 masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.
Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Walk Us Uptown” from New Album 'Wise Up Ghost'
22 Jul 2013 // 5:17 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.