Nick Lowe (UK singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/producer)

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Legal name: Nicholas Drain Lowe


Nicholas Drain "Nick" Lowe (born 24 March 1949) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

A noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" (a US Top 40 single) and "(I Love the Sound of) Breaking Glass" (a top 10 UK hit), as well as his production work with Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and others. Lowe also wrote "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", a hit for Costello.

He lives in Brentford, London, England.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Jesus of Cool Nick Lowe 7
1978 Pure Pop for Now People Nick Lowe 1
1979 Labour of Lust Nick Lowe 6
1982 Nick the Knife Nick Lowe 2
1983 The Abominable Showman Nick Lowe 3
1984 Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit Nick Lowe 2
1988 Pinker and Prouder Than Previous Nick Lowe 3
1990 Party of One Nick Lowe 3
1994 The Impossible Bird Nick Lowe 2
1998 Dig My Mood Nick Lowe 2
2001 The Convincer Nick Lowe 2
2007 At My Age Nick Lowe 2
2011 The Old Magic Nick Lowe 2
2013 Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family Nick Lowe 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 16 All-Time Lowes Nick Lowe 2
1986 Nicks Knack Nick Lowe 2
1989 Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe Nick Lowe 2
1991 The Wilderness Years Nick Lowe 1
1999 The Doings Nick Lowe 1
2009 Quiet Please… The New Best of Nick Lowe Nick Lowe 2
2009 The Brentford Trilogy Nick Lowe 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Untouched Takeaway Nick Lowe 1
2011 Nick Lowe: Live at Google Nick Lowe 1
2015 The Quality Holiday Revue live Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 So It Goes / Heart of the City Nick Lowe 1
1976 Keep It Outta Sight / (I’ve Been Taking the) Truth Drug Nick Lowe 1
1977 Halfway to Paradise / I Don’t Want the Night to End Nick Lowe 2
1978 American Squirm Nick Lowe 1
1978 Little Hitler Nick Lowe 1
1979 Cracking Up Nick Lowe 1
1979 Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe 2
1982 Burning Nick Lowe 1
1983 Ragin’ Eyes Nick Lowe 2
1984 Half a Boy and Half a Man Nick Lowe 2
1984 L.A.F.S. Nick Lowe 1
2008 SickyBoy / Heart of the City Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 / Nick Lowe 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Bowi Nick Lowe 1

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