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Albums Of The Week: Hugh Cornwell | Moments of Madness

The onetime Stranglers frontman hasn't lost his edge on his 10th solo release.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Widely regarded as the poet laureate of the punk era (from his early career fronting The Stranglers to his transition as a solo artist), Hugh Cornwell has built a substantial and singular body of impressive solo albums. His 10th solo opus Moments Of Madness, continues his illustrious output by experimenting with musical genres as his enviable reputation as a wordsmith resounds across this album’s songs.

Self-produced, and playing all of the instruments himself, Moments Of Madness’s 10 incredible tracks finds Hugh flexing his musical muscles with a stripped-down, offbeat, reverberating ’60s vibe ringing from the seductive melodies and lyrically distinctive perceptions that are indelibly stamped with Hugh’s trademark imagination. Vocally and lyrically a career-best, Hugh has never sounded so good on his 10th solo album.

A high watermark and a modern-day masterpiece, Moments Of Madness is being tipped as the most significant album of Hugh’s career.”