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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Convincer is the last installment in a trilogy begun with The Impossible Bird and musically it falls between that record's country-rock and the torch songs of 1997's Dig My Mood. No surprises then, but that's fine, because Lowe hasn't delivered three records this consistent in a very long time, if ever. All three records are warm, intimate affairs, yet they all have a different mood. Bird was a quintessential breakup record, Mood was the soundtrack to a late-night seduction, while The Convincer is a laid-back record that simply feels good. It's a smooth affair, whether Lowe is crooning a cover of Johnny Rivers' "Poor Side of Town" or "Homewrecker," where ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Convincer is the last installment in a trilogy begun with The Impossible Bird and musically it falls between that record's country-rock and the torch songs of 1997's Dig My Mood. No surprises then, but that's fine, because Lowe hasn't delivered three records this consistent in a very long time, if ever. All three records are warm, intimate affairs, yet they all have a different mood. Bird was a quintessential breakup record, Mood was the soundtrack to a late-night seduction, while The Convincer is a laid-back record that simply feels good. It's a smooth affair, whether Lowe is crooning a cover of Johnny Rivers' "Poor Side of Town" or "Homewrecker," where it's clear that he still loves the title seductress, even if she turned his life upside down. And that's the key to the record -- there's a real sense of joy from Lowe, a sense that he knows he's been in a creative renaissance and that he's enjoying every second of it, and that spills over to the record itself. It's a record comprised of little triumphs -- the relaxed rockabilly of "Has She Got a Friend?," the telling details of "Lately I've Let Things Slide," and the wry ballad "I'm a Mess." At the end of the record, when he's convincing his sweetheart "Let's Stay in and Make Love," the listener is as smitten as the object of his affection. That may not be earth-shaking, but it's thoroughly charming all the same.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457202726
  • Catalog Number: 2027
  • Sales rank: 29,110

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Lowe Primary Artist, Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Geraint Watkins Organ, Piano
Richie Buckley Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Steve Donnelly Guitar
Matt Holland Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Lou Adler Composer
Neil Brockbank Producer
Nick Lowe Producer
Johnny Rivers Composer
Norman Bergen Composer
Shelly Coburn Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nick Lowe Rules!

    What a wonderful new CD. I have listened to this 9 times nows in 2 weeks,and love every song on it, especially ''Lately I've let Things Slide'' and ''Cupid Must Be Angry''. If you like laid back soul and some rockabillie,this has your name on it!

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