At My Age
By David Chiu
Nick Lowe returns with his latest studio album in six years, a solid effort that bridges together elegant pop and country-laced roots rock. While its music certainly sounds a long way from his New Wave and power pop past (his biggest and famous hit was “Cruel to Be Kind”), At My Age still reveals Lowe’s trademark sense of wit in his lyrics dealing with the complicated affairs of the heart. On the standout “I Trained Her to Love Me,” he sings rather deadpan: “I trained her to love me so I can go ahead and break her heart.” At My Age is Lowe’s finest to date.