I’ve always had an affinity with Elvis Costello (partly because he’s the same age as me) and so a new album from this creative singer/songwriter is always welcome. His wonderful song 45 (written on his 45th birthday) was about the passing of the years, along with several other meanings of the number 45. This new album, as the name suggests, is also about time. It’s one of my favourite albums of 2020.
Hey Clockface is his 31st studio album, and the master craftsman mixes styles and moods to brilliant effect. Like many of his albums, this requires careful listening, but you’ll find the time spent (pun intended) worthwhile. Here’s a brooding set of intelligent songs about time’s ceaseless march.
You can see all my favourite 2020 albums by clicking here.