Your Top Five, desert island Elvis Costello albums...

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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:25 pm

Interesting. Only two votes for WIWC in the top five.

Make it three...

1. Get Happy
2. Imperial Bedroom
3. This Years Model
4. My Aim is True
5. When I was Cruel

Since I am sequestered away on a desert Island, I thought I would share the views of my good friend "Wilson". He doesn't say much, but he understands me. However, he has very different tastes in the EC collection:

"Wilson's" Choices:
1. Girls Girls Girls
2. Punch the Clock
3. Trust
4. Costello and Nieve Live Box
5. Out of our Idiot - Various Artists

When Wilson is not paying attention, I play his CD's as well. He has never complained. The only reaction I get out of him is when I play "Pump It Up"...which he relates to...it moves him.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:27 pm

John wrote:wehitandrun wrote
I've always invisioned the woman I marry to have Blood and Chocolate listed as their alltime favorite album.

I guess there are two good reasons why we'll not be getting married then!



A clever little confusing fool.

EDIT- i get it now! sorry.





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Postby pophead2k » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:55 pm

Mr. Average wrote:When Wilson is not paying attention, I play his CD's as well. He has never complained. The only reaction I get out of him is when I play "Pump It Up"...which he relates to...it moves him.



:lol:

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Postby selfmademug » Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:30 pm

Mr. A, have you tried I THROW MY TOYS AROUND? Some guys go in for that sorta thing...

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Postby HolyCoatAndHat » Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:05 am

Only 5???

1 B&C
2 IB
3 KOA
4 MAIT
5 TYM

Can we take CDs that we burn? If so, I will take a CD that I just burned with the last song off of each album in place of TYM.

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Postby SweetPear » Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:05 am

If I grabbed these five, I think I could be happy. But I know I'd be sad about all the one's I left behind. :cry:

IbMePdErRoIoAmL

This Years Model

TRUST

Brutal youth

My Aim Is True
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby SweetPear » Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:08 am

I can't live without Get Happy!!

I'm going to have to throw one of the others overboard! :(
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby 10 » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:03 am

Get Happy!!
This Year's Model
Brutal Youth
When I Was Cruel
A live bootleg (thet's not cheating is it?)

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Postby laughingcrow » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:24 pm

Imperial Bedroom
Spike
Get Happy
Blood and Chocolate
King of America

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Postby costellopunk » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:33 pm

blood and chocolate
trust
when i was cruel
brutal youth
armed forces
-it takes a long time but god dies too/but not before he sticks it to you-

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:21 am

Considering that i only own this five records....


01. IbMePdErRoIoAmL
02. My Aim Is True
03. When I Was Cruel
04. North
05. Painted From Memory

though only IB and MAIS are 5 stars records (in my humble ratings)

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Postby noiseradio » Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:28 am

This Year's Model
Armed Forces
Trust
Blood & Chocolate
Get Happy!!!
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
--William Shakespeare

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Postby selfmademug » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:17 pm

This is now tougher because I really think NORTH is nudging towards top 5 for me. I'll include it this time round!

KOA
TRUST
GH!
B&C
NORTH

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:38 pm

I havent checked my original list, but I figured I'd make another. I bet it'll be the same. :cry:


001. Get Happy!!
002. This Year's Model
003. Imperial Bedroom
004. Armed Forces
005. Brutal Youth


EDIT: ohhhh, get happy jumped a long way.


im gonna miss Trust.





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Postby laughingcrow » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:25 pm

I still stande by...

IB
SPIKE
GH
BAC
KOA


cannae beat it mon!!! Pure magic!

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Postby wehitandrun » Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:13 am

A lot of BaC's over Brutal Youth... blasphemy!




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Postby seanpointblank » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:14 am

This Year's Model
Armed Forces
Trust
Imperial Bedroom
When I Was Cruel

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Postby Gillibeanz » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:52 am

This Years Model

King Of America

All This Useless Beauty

Armed Forces

Imperial Bedroom
COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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Postby daybreaker » Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:53 pm

King of America
This Year's Model
Imperial Bedroom
Blood and Chocolate
Brutal Youth

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Postby noiseradio » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:17 pm

Blood and Chocolate is a better record than Brutal Youth, though I really like BY. But B&C has so many classics. Killer record.
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Postby wehitandrun » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:33 am

noiseradio wrote:Blood and Chocolate is a better record than Brutal Youth, though I really like BY. But B&C has so many classics. Killer record.


I disagree.

Blood and Chocolate does have the board favourite "I Want You", and one of my personal favourites "Battered Old Bird", but Brutal Youth is filled to the brim with legendary classics(to each his own?).

His voice on "This Is Hell", and (any song from brutal youth) is earth shattering.

The songs on Brutal Youth are superior in structure, vocal performance, and musical delivery than those on Blood and Chocolate.

Lyrically Brutal Youth is Elvis's best work. The lyrics on Brutal Youth blow Blood and Chocolate out of the water. Not only the lyrics, but the seemingly impossible vocal melodies that are piled on and after one another are breathtaking.

I never cared for his voice on Blood and Chocolate(besides Battered Old Bird ofcourse), and the good songs just aren't good enough.

Best of all, "Honey Are You Straight Or Are you Blind" came years before Brutal Youth, as obviously the rest of Blood and Chocolate did... as the songs sound to of been written by a less mature songwriter.



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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:53 am

WHAR

have you considered a career in voice coaching?????????
your talents are clearly wasted..

I'm sure that there are international singer-songwriters out who will be queuing up in droves......... :lol: :lol:

Ps. Just played 'This is Hell' and although the room vibrated a little....the earth failed to shatter...must check the news... :shock:
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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:01 am

Get Happy
Imperial Bedroom
This Year's Model
King of America
Trust
corruptio optimi pessima

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Postby selfmademug » Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:21 am

Dear WHAR, I love BY but I think you're out of your tree saying what you do about B&C not being a powerhouse among powerhouses. I'm not gonna argue taste, but boy do I disagree.

Doof (that is you, yes? So confusing..) you seem a great lover of NORTH-- how close to your top five would ya put it? And please tell me you were joking about Mel Gibson.

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Postby bambooneedle » Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:40 am

All This Useless Beauty
Brutal Youth
Armed Forces
Get Happy
Trust


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