Momofuku - Elvis Costello & The Impostors
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  • Summary: Elvis Costello and the Imposters recorded and mixed the album in a week.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This is easily Costello's most instinctive, least self-conscious record of original songs in over a decade.
  2. Soul ballad 'Flutter & Wow' might be the best of his rare love songs, and harmonies from Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis add elegance to this garagey mix. [23 May 2008, p.122]
  3. 80
    It's not a ballet or a string quartet, but Costello sounding more "Attractions"-like than he has in over 20 years. [Oct 2008, p.83]
  4. Where other reborn acts seem to revel in the sheer formal reconstruction and forget songwriting entirely, Costello gets it backwards and winds up with a listenable record as a result.
  5. Momofuku has glorious fragments and plenty of passion.
  6. Among his sharpest sets in years, Momofuku was first released on double-disc vinyl.
  7. It’s effortfully tossed off; it’s a middling record battling against his built-in high standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5