Elvis Costello – National Ransom (Universal Music Canada)

Renewing his friendship with producer T-Bone Burnett for National Ransom, Elvis Costello offers another diverse sounding set of songs for his newest studio effort. The title track nicely evolves from a roots-rocker into merely being a classic Costello rocker before the musician explores jazzy territory on A Slow Drag With Josephine while opting for mid-tempo rock on Church Underground.  Few people could get away with so many styles crammed onto one disc but alas, Costello is definitely one of those lucky few…