THE COME­BACK ‘KID’

Mojo (UK) - - Interview -

Pre­fab Sprout Crim­son/Red ★★★★ ICE­BREAKER/KITCHEN­WARE, 2013

Rocky, Elvis, Lasse Viren, Head­in­g­ley ’81: small beer next to the Sprout name’s re­turn to record racks after a decade. McAloon of­fers crypto-self­anal­y­sis in The Old Ma­gi­cian (“the tired act that no one loves”), and The Best Jewel Thief In The World (“watch your leg­end grow…”) and imag­ines a life where he took the money route in Devil Came A Call­ing. Mov­ing The River’s truly gifted kid still had it.

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