33 Don't Get Weird on me Babe by Lloyd Cole 1991
It was nearly Love Story ( his most commotions like solo lp) or the very grown up Anti depressant , but I've gone for 1991's schizophrenic Don't Get Weird on my Baby.
One side of Byrdsy jangle guitar songs and one side of heartbreakingly maudlin songs set to an orchestra. Released at a time when just out of poly I would still feel smug in getting the Carver referencing title, may favourite song and side would change with the weather.
Ironically the weakest track ended up being the first single , I guess as it was the closest thing to a throwaway pop song on the lp.
The jangle side saw Lloyd at his jangle best
It is not all jangle , one of my favourites for this side is the more groove based Pay for It , where you can just get lost in the long fade out
Pay for it - Lloyd Cole
The orchestral side benefited from being co written with ex commotion Blair Cowan.
The full heartache is saved for the final unrequited love song , easily one of the best things he has done
What he Doesn't Know - Lloyd Cole
Just melt as the strings close the lp.
Despite good reviews it didn't sell and I remember reading he lost a shed load of money on it. A bit of a hidden gem , you can buy Don't get here