Costello records i own. (RANKED)

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Costello records i own. (RANKED)

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Tue May 11, 2004 12:12 pm

01. This Year's Model
02. My Aim Is True
03. Imperial Bedroom
04. Blood And Chocolate
05. Armed Forces
(Classics)

06. When I Was Cruel
07. Trust
(Quite Amazing)

08. Mighty Like A Rose
09. Spike
(Very Good)

10. North
11. Get Happy!!
(Good)

12. Painted From Memory
13. Punch The Clock
(Bad)

have but didn´t listen yet:
Brutal Youth
All This Useless Beauty



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Postby BlueChair » Tue May 11, 2004 12:22 pm

Get Happy is #11???? What drugs are you taking???
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Postby wehitandrun » Tue May 11, 2004 1:52 pm

Haha, interesting responce Blue.

"You dont like the records I like?! You're on drugs!"

I don't know about My Aim Is True being that high though.

I'm really trying to like Spike, I've been listening to it a lot lately, but it really doesn't tickle my fancy.

MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE = <3 (yes, an internet heart)

You need to listen to King Of America. Something tells me that you'd really dig it.
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Tue May 11, 2004 2:27 pm

Btw, do you know if King of America and Almost Blue is goin to be Reissued (with a bonus disc and all)?

---- can´t wait to hear Costello cover a Hank Williams song! ---

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Postby wehitandrun » Tue May 11, 2004 3:46 pm

Yes. There are already rykodisc reissue versions at stores to hold you over(I downloaded them, I'm evil).

Almost Blue's reissue will be in August with Goodbye Cruel World(awesome), and Kojak Variety(ehhhh).

King Of America will be a part of the next batch after that.
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Postby migdd » Tue May 11, 2004 3:50 pm

Being an old (really!) fan, I own them all many times over, but after trying several times on this board, I now refuse to rank them as surely my opinion will change again tomorrow or the next day. However. . .

KING OF AMERICA is #1!!!!!

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 14, 2004 7:52 am

01. armed forces
02. get happy!!
03. this year's model
04. imperial bedroom
05. trust
06. blood and chocolate
07. brutal youth
08. mighty like a rose
09. almost blue
10. punch the clock
11. goodbye cruel world
12. my aim is true
13. when i was cruel
14. all this useless beauty
15. painted from memory
16. spike
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Postby ChokingOnMyPrideandPity » Fri May 14, 2004 3:03 pm

Here's mine...

1.............................. Imperial Bedroom

2-thru-whatever..........Everything Else

Dead Last...................Goodbye Cruel World

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Postby John » Fri May 14, 2004 3:56 pm

OK, I'm a list bore but here would be my list for today

Favourites
1. Get Happy :D
2. Imperial Bedroom :D
3. King of America :D
4. Punch The Clock :D
5. Spike :D
6. This Year’s Model :)
7. My Aim Is True :)
8. Trust :)
9. Brutal Youth :)
10. Almost Blue :)
11. Armed Forces :)
12. All This Useless Beauty :)
13. When I Was Cruel
14. North
15. Mighty Like A Rose
16. Blood And Chocolate
17. Goodbye Cruel World
18. Ten Bloody Marys And Ten Hows Your Fathers
19. The Juliet Letters
20. Painted From Memory
21. Out of Our Idiot
22. Kojak Variety :(
23. Cruel Smile :cry:
It was as much of the alphabet as I knew how to use.

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Postby RedShoes » Fri May 14, 2004 5:33 pm

Poor John, don't be sad :(

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 14, 2004 6:13 pm

BOOO on Kojak Variety. Talk about Elvis's worst vocal style, it's even more obnoxious than the early years.
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Postby Gillibeanz » Sat May 15, 2004 10:31 am

All Elvis albums non rankable due to the fact that each has its own special magic!

Yeah it's a cop out but I find it impossible for that reason - and besides I own too many from the last 28 odd years to rank! :lol:
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Postby Smallfaces1 » Sat May 15, 2004 12:11 pm

i can't be bothered to rank them. who cares anyway? i just want the tribute CD finished!!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:



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Postby seanpointblank » Sat May 15, 2004 12:50 pm

Here's my general ranking(proper studio albums!), though records may flip flop occasionally, I'd say this is how my opinion usually lands.

Ok, 1 and 2 flip flop daily.

1. This Year's Model
2. Imperial Bedroom
3. Armed Forces
4. Trust
5. When I Was Cruel
6. Get Happy!!
7. My Aim is True
8. Blood & Chocolate
9. King of America
10. Brutal Youth
11. All this Useless Beauty
11. Mighty like a Rose
12. Punch the Clock
13. Spike
14. Almost Blue
15. Painted from Memory
16. North
17. The Juliet Letters
18. Goodbye Cruel World
19. Kojak Variety

I feel like I'm missing something.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun May 16, 2004 2:00 am

1. Get Happy!!
2. Imperial Bedroom
3. King of America
4. This Year's Model
5. Trust
6. Blood & Chocolate
7. When I was Cruel
7. Brutal Youth
8. My Aim is True
9. All this Useless Beauty
11. Mighty like a Rose
12. Punch the Clock
13. Spike
14. Armed Forces
15. North
16. Painted from Memory
17. The Juliet Letters
18. Goodbye Cruel World
19. Almost Blue
20. Kojak Variety

I'd put Ten Bloody Marys soemwhere in the top 5 - it's awesome and way better than half his albums 'proper'. The EC/SN box set would also rank very highly. Deep Dead Blue always left me deep dead cold. As I've said before, I don't regard For the Stars as an EC record. If it was, i'd put it just behind North.

Other stuff like bootlegs and live albums I've left out.
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Postby SweetPear » Mon May 17, 2004 12:03 am

ChokingOnMyPrideandPity wrote:Here's mine...

1.............................. Imperial Bedroom

2-thru-whatever..........Everything Else

Dead Last...................Goodbye Cruel World



I like your style COMPAP!
So with that, I give you my list:

1.....................................ImPeRiAlBeDrOoM ~ Which is completely interchangeable with......

2.....................................This Years Model

3 thru whatever..............Everything Else

Drop Dead Last...............For the Stars ~ Which is (arguably) E.C.'s worst record
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby SweetPear » Mon May 17, 2004 12:09 am

Aw, John, you have Cruel Smile as last on your list? :cry:
I'm not angry anymore....

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Postby John » Mon May 17, 2004 4:37 am

I don't possess For The Stars, SweetPear.
Are you suggesting I give Cruel Smile another listen SP?
Maybe I'll put CS and KV in my car CD player and see if they can move up the charts.
Talking of charts I see Narrow Daylight by Mrs Costello failed to reach the UK Top 75 yesterday.
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Postby bambooneedle » Mon May 17, 2004 5:18 am

If Cruel Smile wasn't such an outcropping of When I Was Cruel ie if only CS and not WIWC had been released, then it might seem more special. I enjoy the WIWC derivatives a lot on each listen, and the dark atmosphere that seems to permeate the whole album. It sounds better if you just skip that first, stupid, off-putting Smile.

Was the 'bonus' Soul For Hire at the end only for Japan and Australia? It's a good addition (didn't mind the song to begin with) but it makes the other (easily better) version of Smile again seem out of place, so I've switched those two around on a copy CD.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Tue May 18, 2004 4:26 pm

I forgot to mention the GBH soundtrack which I would place firmly at the foot of the list. Dull.
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Postby SweetPear » Wed May 19, 2004 2:56 am

Well John, I would say, yes, give Cruel Smile another spin or two. And the car stereo is the perfect place to do that. But take Bamboos advice and skip that first Smile.
Let us know if it grows on you.
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Postby SweetPear » Wed May 19, 2004 3:00 am

(Sorry about the For the Stars comment, John. I forgot it was rank the records you OWN.)

(But take my advice and save your money!)
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Postby bambooneedle » Wed May 19, 2004 3:49 am

The car stereo is precisely where I enjoy Cruel Smile most (when skipping the first Smile), particularly driving at night. Something about its dark and muted sounds give it a certain robustness for that. It's not much of a day record.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed May 19, 2004 6:33 pm

Since I'm a list freak:

01. Imperial Bedroom
02. Get Happy!!
03. Blood And Chocolate
04. Trust
05. King Of America
(I can't imagine life without these five)

06. All This Useless Beauty
07. This Year's Model
08. Spike
09. Brutal Youth
10. Armed Forces
(These five make my life more enjoyable)

11. My Aim Is True
12. Punch The Clock
13. When I Was Cruel
14. Mighty Like A Rose
15. North
(These five are quite enjoyable, but I'd probably survive without them)

16. Painted From Memory
17. Cruel Smile
(Meh... a few great songs here and there, but I don't listen to them much)

And I don't own:

Almost Blue
Goodbye Cruel World
The Juliet Letters
Kojak Variety
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Postby daybreaker » Wed May 19, 2004 9:23 pm

Counting everything I have...

1. King of America
2. This Year's Model
3. Imperial Bedroom
4. Armed Forces
5. Get Happy!!
6. My Aim Is True
7. Blood & Chocolate
8. Trust
9. Brutal Youth
10. Costello & Nieve
11. All This Useless Beauty
12. Painted From Memory
13. El Mocambo
14. Mighty Like A Rose
15. Almost Blue
16. Spike
17. When I Was Cruel
18. Goodbye Cruel World
19. North
20. Juliet Letters
21. Deep Dead Blue
22. Punch the Clock
23. Kojak Variety
24. For the Stars
25. Cruel Smile

Ranking the compilations...
1. Rykodisc green CD
2. Extreme Honey
3. Rhino double CD

If you really want to get obsessive, we could rank the reissues.


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