Lloyd Cole – in photos (decide for yourself if he has perfect skin)

Live from Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion

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For one night only at the De La Warr pavillion Lloyd Cole took the stage to promote a compilation album that is now out of stock and no longer on sale.

Still – we all had a great time listening to the songs we can’t buy…

Photos by Sara Bowrey

2 days ago

Lloyd Cole

Guesswork was Rolling Stone Germany's album of the month, with ****1/2. Maybe some of my German friends can help translate this? Julia Plath's illustration is unfortunately quite accurate for the recording period. I'm younger than that, now. ... See MoreSee Less

Guesswork was Rolling Stone Germanys album of the month, with ****1/2. Maybe some of my German friends can help translate this? Julia Plaths illustration is unfortunately quite accurate for the recording period. Im younger than that, now.

 

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Herzliche Glückwünsche (I hope Google translation is working correctly)

Matthias Menz Bit lengthy. Can you get the gist?

Max Skrzeczynski

I listen that you said in a interview "i love kraftwerk ...the germans speak english in a special way". It`s my imagination or that`s true ? If it*s true, maybe this critic is a comeback...with love from Germany.

Andreas Ott - can you help?

Sehr gut Lloyd!

Wow Lloyd. You're on a roll, Dude!

Did you ever go clear?

I hear Blue Nile?🤔

It’s a damn beautiful record. Thank you for making it.

Here you go, Lloyd Cole - personal translation from a native speaker and lifelong fan. I first admired you when I was at university in Germany. Just listened to the new album on a long drive from Oregon back home to Seattle. Note: I kept the special German words like "weltmüde" because the are perfect...The mystery of life Electronic and warm, confused and confident: Lloyd Cole’s wonderful pop celebrates oppositesNever has Lloyd Cole sung so few words as on this 10th solo album, although he rarely has a tendency towards chattering. But at 58 the notorious curmudgeon decided that efficiency is mandatory. “There’s nothing to see/There’s no way of knowing/If we’re coming or going”: So begins “Guesswork,” and this piece is called “The Over Under” and in wondrous ways, things are going topsy turvy [German play on words with over/under]. Against a slowly rising melody he tells about how we know that we don’t know anything, and therefore everybody is at least half right most of the time. Fair enough. He’s half right when he calls this an ‘electronic album’, because ‘Guesswork’ sounds so warm and soft, despite the technology, that the expression is misleading. It simply is a Lloyd Cole album. “Night Sweats” plucks around in a night-clubby way and Cole surprises with the opening “So I’m a complicated motherfucker”, but aside from the slightly intrusive beat it talks about the usual stuff, that is Love – between self hatred and self medication and the convincingly made statement “Everything in moderation/To hell with that.” Similarly ‘weltmüde’ [translator’s note: this is an awesome German adjective that literally means “worldtired”] and simultaneously surprisingly ‘lebensfroh’ [see above… “lifehappy”] sounds “When I Came Down from the Mountain” later on. “Violins” is dedicated to “Weltflucht” [see above…those crazy Germans… “worldflight”], stops abruptly, picks up the thread again, becomes silent and stops, until one is completely confused and charmed. “Remains” rises farther into other spheres, and “The Afterlife” connects to it perfectly: Cole doesn’t even pretend to have any idea what will happen there, nor does he seem to be afraid. “Moments and Whatnot” exudes a sublime calm, almost happiness, in the face of seemingly hopeless love. That’s something amazing to pull off! “Guesswork” ends with “The Loudness Wars”, which does address the volume of sound, but not that of records but of relationships. “No need to scream and shout/I’m here/I’m listening”, Cole laments, but he already senses its no use. He will continue to try and do his best. Just like with any song, any day. Eight songs, after that, all has been said. Until the next round on this big carousel.

And rightly so. It’s not been off my system for a couple of weeks now. I’m playing it like I used to play records as a teen in the 80s

I also hear blue Nile - which is a good thing👍

Love the review but the pic can stay where it is

I am reintroducing myself with Lloyd, kinda with Bryan Ferry. I just find Lloyd more of an edge, bit more with my likes.

Way to go!!!

Well deserved.

Well Done Mr. Cole.

I hear a potential side 3 of Weird on me babe. This is your Roxy/Avalon!! Just keep listening and hearing so much more each time. And now for some reason I’d like to see a Cole / Nick Heyward collaboration 😮😊

David Kiddie miserable Germans

Great review, but why the picture of Andy Rooney?

Who’s the guy in the drawing?

Impressed to see the album in the HMV Poole shop in the ‘trending’ section, including on vinyl!

And you appear to be strumming a violin... Hopefully the translation will be more accurate 🎵

It means: Album of the Year! Perhaps! 🙂

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2 days ago

Lloyd Cole

Our dining room table. 2nd batch of Guesswork pre-orders shipping soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Our dining room table. 2nd batch of Guesswork pre-orders shipping soon!

 

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It’s a very cool album. Nice one Lloyd.

Love it! We are doing major renos at the moment and and can’t eat off our table either. 😂

A well-dressed table Lloyd !

I would make a joke about getting writer’s cramp but....

Oh man. Any extras?

Bought the vinyl at my local independent record store in support of their shop - love it!

Got mine today!!!!!

It's pretty cool to get a signed copy. Loving the album.

Would’ve loved a signed copy. Pity about shipping costs to UK😖

Got mine in Australia thank you - has enhanced our road trip greatly - love it

Have asked already, is it a available on vinyl and will it be sold at your shows?

Got ours in South Dakota! Don't know how many other fans are in this state.

Come to BRAZIL., i Love ali the songs.

Nice! Congratulations on the release - any chance you'll tour this in Japan? Good golf courses in/around Kyoto if that's any extra motivation to visit...

I couldn’t find a UK store. Really easy to get the US one.

Is that a plectrum on the table? Are you working out acoustic versions as you sign?....

Will you be signing these at the union chapel shows Lloyd? If so will buy the vinyl then.. bw Tim

Hi Lloyd, thanks for answering my question in the Q&A. I still haven't heard anything about the show tickets and album. Should I have received a private message or something?

Had a spin yesterday, it’s a great record! Compliments :).

It’s such a great album. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I’m really pleased for you that it’s getting such great reviews!

Lloyd planning any merch in the uk ?

Fopp records in Cambridge have it just inside the door for all to see and hopefully buy.

Got a copy in HMV yesterday 🙂

Is it still possible to order a signed vinyl?

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1 week ago

Lloyd Cole

The Guesswork CD packaging is causing some frustrations and I've heard of a few needing to rip the outer sleeve to get the CD. If this happened, and you bought from us, please email the shop and we'll get you a new sleeve. If not from us feel free to reach out to earMUSIC, I'm sure they will want to help.
There is a solution! Yes, the inner sleeve is very tightly packed in the very thin outer sleeve, making a very light and eco friendly package. If you reach in with your fingers to try to pull out the inner sleeve you'll actually make it tighter. Don't do that. Turn the sleeve on its side and the inner sleeve should fall out courtesy of gravity. If it doesn't, just give it a tap. That should do it.
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The Guesswork CD packaging is causing some frustrations and Ive heard of a few needing to rip the outer sleeve to get the CD. If this happened, and you bought from us, please email the shop and well get you a new sleeve. If not from us feel free to reach out to earMUSIC, Im sure they will want to help.
There is a solution! Yes, the inner sleeve is very tightly packed in the very thin outer sleeve, making a very light and eco friendly package. If you reach in with your fingers to try to pull out the inner sleeve youll actually make it tighter. Dont do that. Turn the sleeve on its side and the inner sleeve should fall out courtesy of gravity. If it doesnt, just give it a tap. That should do it.

 

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Reason #667 to buy the vinyl.

Exactly // took me two minutes to figure out the Method de tap

I thought it was just mine. Thankfully I didn’t have to rip it. Just how cool is it when the artist himself advises us on how to solve the problem! Respect to you sir ✊🏻 and thank you for yet another sublime listening experience.

Buy both! And thank you Lloyd for the advice!

This makes me glad I bought the FLAC version from 7digital. Eh, who am I kidding? I’ll probably buy the CD too as a backup.

Listened to it four times now and it gets better each time. Really love it!!

Fantastic album! Really awesome!!

Brilliant album! Admit to not being so eco-friendly haven give both the vinyl & the CD a spin (after a tap). Thank-you for this music! 🙂

Great record. Bought it from iTunes.

Always good...apologies great...listening to. But when are you just coming over to Irvine, CA. No offense Morissey is visiting, you should do. Wish I was in Europe otherwise. Let us know.

Opened using guesswork…

LOL Exactly what I discovered 2 days ago!

No problems on the vinyl version! Violins is a stand out track.

I used my teeth!

Mine was a bit tight so I didn’t force it. Held the case lightly upside down and it came out easily.

What's a CD? (Kidding...)

That's what has happened with my cd copy... the outer sleeve is a bit damaged after I tried to take the cd out with my fingers . But I'm ok with that. The album is wonderful

Listened to it in Spotify, now in Tidal. Love it more everyday. I'll end up buying the CD though the LP is tempting too. I'm an old eco-unfriendly jewel case myself 🙂

Tight tolerances! But gravity was my friend.

Mine broke. Still liked it. Should be compensated with a signed copy though 🙂

First world problems.....

Great to see HMV stocking both CD & vinyl in Newcastle today 😉

I had no problem with my CD thanks

‘Cleaning Out the Ashtrays vol V - Inaccessible Music’

I’m loving this Album!! Amazing!

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1 week ago

Lloyd Cole

My new bike. Amazingly, I managed to control myself and not buy a super expensive one. Marin Presidio 2. Shimano 7 speed internal hub. Much lighter than my Linus 3 speed. I should be whizzing up and down the bike path! ... See MoreSee Less

My new bike. Amazingly, I managed to control myself and not buy a super expensive one. Marin Presidio 2. Shimano 7 speed internal hub. Much lighter than my Linus 3 speed. I should be whizzing up and down the bike path!

 

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Really on a health kick, eh? Good for you.

I'd get a sturdy lock for that

I bike five times a week, and my favourite thing about it is that I have had my tyres lined so I don't get many punctures. Least favourite is when the brake got stuck on. And when it was so cold that I couldn't use my brake as it froze. I still love my bike though. Enjoy yours.

Right!!

I just bought a new one too - Vilano Diverse 3 - not too price heavy but super RAD! So excited to have disk breaks and a lighter, faster bike. See you on the path!

... with plenty of breweries to stop by along the way!

Gary Fisher is my current ride. Marins are beautiful too!

Super looking bike...enjoy!

Je viens faire du vélo avec vous ! 😂

Tidy , I’m 57 ,running NO!, cycling , HELL YEAH ,

Awesome. Enjoy it

Sweet ride! Don't ride over any rattlesnakes, though.

That's fantastic. I hope you have a lot of fun

I wish I had a bike more like this, rather than a very rigid racing bike.

Peddle on!

Best form of exercise ever! Keep it up Lloyd 👍

Good on ya!

Don’t they do it in Chelsea blue?

Nice

Looks great, have you seen the BBC news about Toddbrook Reservoir dam, Whaley Bridge and Chapel are at risk.

Could have got one for 20 quid and a couple of signed Commotions albums off Marketplace 😋👍

A new song ?

Thought you’d have bought a Speedboat...

Good move

Full lycra, Wiggins style sideburns, speed helmet and performance enhancing drugs for the cycle paths into town yeah 😉

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