Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (Album Review)


Here’s an album that I’ve known for a long time, but only just recently “understood”. I’ve always liked it, but revisiting it now exposed a certain anger and lyrical cleverness that resonated with me big time. I hope you like what I have to say about it:

A “Model” Album from Elvis Costello


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6 replies

  1. Great writeup…I plan to give it another listen today…

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  2. Excellent review! I bought this album when it first came out and played it almost non-stop for days!

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  3. I “discovered” this CD in my car a while back. (Re-issued version with a few extra goodies.) It stands up to, if not exceeds, “My Aim Is True.” Agreed about “Lipstick Vogue.” Insane drumming by the great Pete Thomas. So good I featured it in my “Songs I Love” post. It never got the airplay that, say, “Pump it Up” did but it should have.

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  4. Thanks for this review! “TYM” is one of those Costello records I don’t listen to often enough but should. Between the band’s barely contained energy and the great lyrics, it never disappoints. Somehow EC’s anger was a good way to let off a little steam for the listener too. You want to sing along, and loudly!

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  5. Based on your review, I’ll have to revisit this one Ovidiu!

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