Elvis Costello has borrowed from every genre in the history of popular music -- from the angular angst of Gang of Four to the sultry evening sounds of Burt Bacharach. Here, on the fantastic new Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, he's deep into an alt-country groove. The wail of a slide guitar, violin harmony and a weary, pensive delivery paint many of the songs on one of the best albums of the year.