Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

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This Year’s Model is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, originally released in March 1978 via Stiff Records.

Where My Aim Is True implied punk rock with its lyrics and stripped-down production, This Year's Model sounds like punk. Not that Elvis Costello's songwriting has changed - This Year's Model is comprised largely of leftovers from My Aim Is True and songs written on the road. It's the music that changed. After releasing My Aim Is True, Costello assembled a backing band called The Attractions, which were considerably tougher and wilder than Clover, who played on his debut. The Attractions were a rock & roll band, which gives This Year's Model a reckless, careening feel. It's nervous, amphetamine-fueled, nearly paranoid music - the group sounds like they're spinning out of control as soon as they crash in on the brief opener, "No Action", and they never get completely back on track, even on the slower numbers. Costello and The Attractions speed through This Year's Model at a blinding pace, which gives his songs - which were already meaner than the set on My Aim Is True - a nastier edge. "Lipstick Vogue", "Pump It Up", and "(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea" are all underscored with sexual menace, while "Night Rally" touches on a bizarre fascination with fascism that would blossom on his next album, Armed Forces. Even the songs that sound relatively lighthearted - "Hand In Hand", "Little Triggers", "Lip Service", "Living In Paradise" - are all edgy, thanks to Costello's breathless vocals, Steve Nieve's carnival-esque organ riffs, and Nick Lowe's bare-bones production.

Of course, the songs on This Year's Model are typically catchy and help the vicious sentiments sink into your skin, but the most remarkable thing about the album is the sound - Costello and The Attractions never rocked this hard, or this vengefully, ever again.

The album reached #4 on the UK Albums charts and #30 on the US Billboard 200 and #26 on the Australian Albums charts.

In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 11 on its list of the best albums of the period 1967–1987. In 2003, the album was ranked number 98 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Check out the tracks: “Pump It Up”; “Radio Radio” and “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea”.

This 2015 remastered LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, with album digital download and reproduced original artwork is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

No Action

1:58

A2

This Year’s Girl

3:17

A3

The Beat

3:45

A4

Pump It Up

3:14

A5

Little Triggers

2:40

A6

You Belong To Me

2:22

B1

Hand In Hand

2:33

B2

(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea

3:07

B3

Lip Service

2:36

B4

Living In Paradise

3:52

B5

Lipstick Vogue

3:42

B6

Night Rally

2:41

B7

Radio, Radio

3:05

SKU 602547331199
Record Label Universal Music Enterprises
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 602547331199
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 30 October 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 17 March 1978
Barcode # 602547331199
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Inner Sleeve, Reissue, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre New Wave
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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