Thursday, April 3, 2008

33 1/3 No. 21: Franklin Bruno - Elvis Costello's Armed Forces

Here's what I had to say about this book back in March 2006:
Bruno's book doesn't seem to have a central thesis about the album, but is full of fascinating little details and detours (rather like Bruno's music, I think) and similarly heightened my appreciation for an album already near the top of my personal pantheon.

I haven't re-read it since, so I don't have anything new to add.

Style of book: thoughtful, ruminating, blending journalistic detail with lyrical and contextual analysis of the album.

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