The new Elvis Costello album Momofuku is awesome! This was another impulse download (from Amazon where it was $8.99 instead of $10.99 on iTunes). The reviews were good but the fact that Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley sings on it with him clinched it. It reminds me of his early 1978-1980 stuff which I always loved. It was recorded in a week and sounds wonderfully spontaneous. Some of the tracks were recorded live in the studio - on one song he shouts to the band, "Now the bridge!" Cool.
He may be "a limited, primitive kind of man" (from "Drum and Bone," maybe my favorite song on the new one), but what a brilliant songwriter he still is.