David Nigel Lloyd
A dense, unusual blend of witty modesty and deeply self-conscious pretentiousness, Dark Ages is not the easiest album to get into, but the work is rewarding. Musically it's killer, brilliantly arranged, complicated song structures with great guitar leads and deft use of violins and female backing vocals. Very strange record for 1984.
I can honestly say that few albums have ever yielded more over a longer period of time than this one -- it's the epitome of a "grower." The more you get to know DNL, the more you'll like him and his sweet-natured take on the despicable world around him.