by Dave Segal
on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:39 AM
(Tractor) Glenn Tilbrook has earned entry into whatever songwriting hall of fame you and your mates care to construct for his work with UK new-wave pub rockers Squeeze. Their first four albums—Squeeze, Cool for Cats, Argybargy, East Side Story—abound with some of the juiciest, most supple melodies and indelible choruses ever conceived. Seriously, "Another Nail in My Heart" is the kind of song that could (and probably did) make John Lennon and Paul McCartney jealous. Now 56, Tilbrook is still slogging around the circuit, even if his last album, Pandemonium Ensues, came out in 2009. It's a very fine middle-aged-guy pop-rock opus, better than most such efforts and of relevance to hardcore Squeeze fans. Tilbrook's compositional chops are aging like a champ. With Joe Michelini.