This is something like his 9th album since he stopped working with The Commotions. I have all of them. I even have the album of ambient electronica he made a few years back*. They are all good, some of them are very good indeed.
The new one ‘Broken Record’ is the first Lloyd has recorded with a live band since he recorded with The Negatives ten years ago. It’s really good.
It’s weird how people disappear then re-appear in the consciousness of the music press and the music-buying public. But it’s good, I think this is his most successful release since ‘Lloyd Cole’, and that was a long time ago. It has gone top ten in Sweden. All of this without appearing on reality shows, having a drugs/rehab moment, sex tapes, or ‘making a comeback’ that everyone else seems to rely on.
Good for him.