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Momofuku

by Elvis Costello

Momofuku by Elvis Costello

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Momofuku

by Elvis Costello

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Label: Lost Highway Records
Although his catalog swelled with a series of compilations and the horn-punctuated Allen Toussaint collaboration, the last time Costello bristled with as much energy was 2004's The Delivery Man. Like that LP, Momofuku opens with guns a-blazing, blowing off steam with a trio of rockers before settling down. The back half of the LP recalls everything from the repose of his late-career jazz influence to the organ-driven scream of the Attractions. It doesn't have the continuity of his greatest records, but taken individually the songs are crafted with his expected precision.

About This Album

Although his catalog swelled with a series of compilations and the horn-punctuated Allen Toussaint collaboration, the last time Costello bristled with as much energy was 2004's The Delivery Man. Like that LP, Momofuku opens with guns a-blazing, blowing off steam with a trio of rockers before settling down. The back half of the LP recalls everything from the repose of his late-career jazz influence to the organ-driven scream of the Attractions. It doesn't have the continuity of his greatest records, but taken individually the songs are crafted with his expected precision.

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About This Album

Although his catalog swelled with a series of compilations and the horn-punctuated Allen Toussaint collaboration, the last time Costello bristled with as much energy was 2004's The Delivery Man. Like that LP, Momofuku opens with guns a-blazing, blowing off steam with a trio of rockers before settling down. The back half of the LP recalls everything from the repose of his late-career jazz influence to the organ-driven scream of the Attractions. It doesn't have the continuity of his greatest records, but taken individually the songs are crafted with his expected precision.