I was hoping to complete my collection of recent Nick Lowe releases, however, The Impossible Bird (1994) was not available on Japanese iTunes of which I had a gift certificate. But I did manage to get The Old Magic (2011) and Untouched Takeaway (2004). The former has some standout tracks that recall tin pan alley such as "Check Out Time," "Sensitive Man," "I Read A Lot," and "Somebody Cares For Me." The latter is a live collection, whose title was inspired by "Lately I've Let Things Slide" from Lowe's album The Convincer. There are several tracks from that 2002 album as well as different arrangements of a number of covers and older songs such as "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding" and "Cruel To Be Kind." Other standout tracks include "I'll Be There" and "Let's Stay In."
I also got another Nick recording, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have a new album in Push the Sky Away (2013). It's a bit different since the music was recorded in loops and given the Nick cave singing-writing treatment. My favorite tracks are: "We No Who UR," "Water's Edge," "We Real Cool," and "Higgs Boson Blues."