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Dude can't sing and makes awful music. Not sure how anybody can dig the music he makes. Feel free to dispute my claim.


I couldn't sing the words to one single song of his. I really have never enjoyed his music. I can't even do the "I don't care for his music, but I respect it" thing for him. I'm awestruck when I hear someone say they are a huge Costello fan.

How could you be?






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His first four albums were fantastic IMO. Fantastic. My Aim is True is definitely a GOAT.

Ah, another gem not mentioned on this board,



'5ive Gears in Reverse'



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I'm partial to This Years Model...

But your right about his early output... Absolute classics...






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I'm partial to This Years Model...

I think 'Aim' gets GOAT status because it's tight, was ground breaking, and is a single disc.

I couldn't really choose if forced to, amongst the first four.

Preference at any given moment owes to state of mind or humor.



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one of my top 5 albums of all time







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The trifecta of My Aim Is True, This Year's Model and Armed Forces are the bible of clever songwriting. Love Elvis Costello! Half of Famer, the man is as good as it gets!





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'Aim' gets GOAT status because it's tight, was ground breaking, and is a single disc


Bingo

All classics IMHO:

Waiting For The End Of The World
Mystery Man
Watching The Detectives
The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes






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Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
Hah! Now I know why 'five gears in reverse popped into my head'. Lyrics.

'if you don't know by now, nobody's gonna tell you'.







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Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
Hah! Now I know why 'five gears in reverse' popped into my head. Lyrics.

'if you don't know by now, nobody's gonna tell you'.




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I do indeed like alot of post Attractions material, one fine example, Veronica.





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Rousing live rendition of Watching the Detectives, Elvis was MUCHO ELVIS!





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Great vid, Dandy!





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If there really was a god, Elvis Costello would be called "the Boss" and Bruce Springsteen would be the subject of this thread. Just saying . . .







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OldTigahFot

No worries. Elvis is extremely well respected by those that matter, and know. I'd sleep well at night, were I him (he, whatever).



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bump. Can't get 5ive Gears in Reverse out of my mind. In spite of Alison and Veronica.





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HIs 1st album was released sometime in the 70s and was very good. The overall quality of his albums just got worse with each subsequent release to the point that I lost interest. Now I think his stuff is just crap.







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Tigah in the ATL
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Not sure how anybody can dig the music he makes
Not sure how you can even have an opinion of you're not a fan. Is there somewhere his music is forced on you?

Horses for courses, as the brits say.






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The Cable Guy
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Here's a newer track I love:
Monkey to Man

Reminds me a bit of Smash Mouth.






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LSUSOBEAST1
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GTFO. My Aim is True is one of the greatest albums of all time.

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Alison is my favorite song of all time.



I can get behind this.



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Nice.





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