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Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Imperial Bedroom

J.D. Considine, Musician, August 1982

THIS IS ELVIS Costello's best yet. I know you've heard that before, and probably about a couple of his albums, but I can't help it if the guy just keeps getting better. And that's exactly what he's done — expanded his scope, enlarged his arrangements, broadened his stylistic base, even increased his depth. In fact, Imperial Bedroom is so good that there's almost nothing that can be said about it that won't sound like hype, at least until you've listened for yourself.

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