1977 - 1982. Rank Costello records of his finest years

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1977 - 1982. Rank Costello records of his finest years

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:23 am

01. My Aim Is True
02. This Year´s Model
03. Imperial Bedroom
04. Trust
05. Armed Forces
all the above are classics

06. Get Happy
hope one day i´ll figure what makes me dislike this record the way i do!

(never listen to Almost Blue - so i´m not goin to rank it)

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:27 am

01. Imperial Bedroom
02. Get Happy
03. Trust
04. This Year's Model
05. Armed Forces
06. My Aim Is True
07. Almost Blue
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Postby mood swung » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:55 am

Trust/Get Happy!!
My Aim is True/Imperial Bedroom
Armed Forces/This Year's Model

don't have Almost Blue yet, so not ranked.
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Postby Pov » Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:24 pm

I disagree with the premise that '77-'82 were his "finest" years. It implies that he went downhill after that, which is unture. For example, KOA, ATUB, and B&C also deserve to be considered among his finest records.

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:33 pm

> It implies that he went downhill after that

i didn´t say that.

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:42 pm

>KOA, ATUB, and B&C also deserve to be considered among his finest records.

i never said it didnt.

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Postby TheImposter » Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:59 pm

Based on personal play frequency,

1 Get Happy!! (:P)
2 My Aim Is True
3 This Year's Model/Imperial Bedroom (can't decide which I've listened to more)
4 Trust
5 Armed Forces
6 Almost Blue (I've never really owned this, just heard it through downloads. Looking forward to the rerelease. His rendition of Hot Burrito #1/I'm Your Toy is one of my EC favorites)

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:47 pm

01. Armed Forces
02. This Year's Model
03. Get Happy!!
04. Imperial Bedroom
05. Trust
06. Almost Blue
07. My Aim Is True
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Postby seanpointblank » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:53 pm

Screw implying it, I'd say EC did go downhill after that. He hasn't been as consistent since the time leading up to IB.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:59 pm

Yeah, you would say that.
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Postby daybreaker » Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:49 am

1. This Year's Model
2. Imperial Bedroom
3. Almost Blue
4. Get Happy!!
5. Armed Forces
6. My Aim Is True
7. Trust

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Postby seanpointblank » Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:40 am

wehitandrun wrote:Yeah, you would say that.

You're telling me that EC has put out 6 original studio albums in a row as solid as MAIT through IB? Please. Stop trying to make things personal, being young in age doesn't mean you have to act childish, good sir. We shall overcome.
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Postby seanpointblank » Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:48 am

I checked your post in that thread where we ranked our favorite EC albums, and your top 5 were all from this time period, WHAR, so I think you'd say that, too.

I'm not saying EC has put tons of crap after that. The only record I really have distaste for is GCW, everything else has at least been pretty good, great, or at least respectable for its daring approach. I'm just saying, EC, like any other songwriter I can think of that has been around for a long period of time hasn't put out 5 star albums over the course of his entire career, and like most, the wealth of quality records is found early on.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:38 am

1. This Years Model

2. My Aim Is True

3. Imperial Bedroom

4. Armed Forces

5. All This Useless Beauty
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:14 am

let´s wait Dylan´s next 3 records... :D

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:10 pm

seanpointblank wrote:I checked your post in that thread where we ranked our favorite EC albums, and your top 5 were all from this time period, WHAR, so I think you'd say that, too.

I'm not saying EC has put tons of crap after that. The only record I really have distaste for is GCW, everything else has at least been pretty good, great, or at least respectable for its daring approach. I'm just saying, EC, like any other songwriter I can think of that has been around for a long period of time hasn't put out 5 star albums over the course of his entire career, and like most, the wealth of quality records is found early on.



Yeah, my top five is from that time. But, being an E.C. fan yourself, you should know that there is a thin line between his 10 best albums.

I'm not trying to get into another ridiculous, over-the-top debate with you (as much as you would love a third go at it). I do agree that these are his finest years. The Jackson_Doofster inside of all of us got the best of me with the "you would say that" post. I apologize for that.
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Postby seanpointblank » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:06 pm

I'm not looking for another debate. I'm just saying he did go downhill, however slightly. I'm not one who believes EC is crap now, I'm just saying I believe, while he is still fabulous and his latter records still rank high on my overall list of fav albums, they aren't quite as high as those early ones.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:37 am

*ignores petty little comment from kid in short trousers in the corner* :roll:

seanpointblank is absolutely right IMHO.

This is not to say that there haven't been serious moments of EC genius since IB. KOA and B&C were great. Spike, MLAR and BY are good records and there isn' much wrong wrong with ATUB and When I was Cruel (which I rate as his patchiest pop record since GCW).

However, during the years through from 1977-1982, he was so prolific that it should leave any real music fan speechless. I used to sit up half the night waiting for the Monday morning release of a new EC album in those days. He was the premier singer-songwriter in the world by 1982 and he was so exciting and innovative.

Over the years, despite still loving his music, I think he has become a bit of a magpie. He takes the musical ideas of others and does something beautiful with it in his own unique way. It's great, but it isn't Imperial Bedroom or TYM I'm afraid. This is not a criticism. The death knell for the pure pop EC record every year, came when GCW was such a disaster. In that sense, you could say that 1985 was the most important EC year. Whatever went on in his mind that year had a profound effect on his career and changed my musical listening forever.
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Postby katoomba » Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:28 am

1. This Years Model
2. Armed Forces
3. My Aim is True
4. Imperial Bedroom
5. Get Happy
6. Alomst Blue
7. Trust

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Postby wehitandrun » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:08 pm

Jackson Monk wrote:However, during the years through from 1977-1982, he was so prolific that it should leave any real music fan speechless. I used to sit up half the night waiting for the Monday morning release of a new EC album in those days. He was the premier singer-songwriter in the world by 1982 and he was so exciting and innovative.

Over the years, despite still loving his music, I think he has become a bit of a magpie. He takes the musical ideas of others and does something beautiful with it in his own unique way. It's great, but it isn't Imperial Bedroom or TYM I'm afraid. This is not a criticism. The death knell for the pure pop EC record every year, came when GCW was such a disaster. In that sense, you could say that 1985 was the most important EC year. Whatever went on in his mind that year had a profound effect on his career and changed my musical listening forever.


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Postby VonOfterdingen » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:52 am

1. Imperial Bedroom
2. My Aim is True
2. Almost Blue
2. Get Happy
3. Trust
6. This years model
7. Armed Forces

Don't let me be misunderstood, but I don't get the fuss about TYM and Armed Forces. Sure they are head and shoulders above a lot of music but more mainstream compared to the other ec albums from that time.
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Postby King Hoarse » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:07 pm

1. Get Happy!!
2. This Years Model
3. Imperial Bedroom
4. Trust
5. My Aim Is True
6. Armed Forces
7. Almost Blue

It's amazing how many great songs poured out of the man in those years, but my Top Three albums are from different decades: 1. Get Happy!! 2. The Juliet Letters 3. Spike, and I have high hopes for the next Imposters record. Actually, to me it seems like he still writes as many great songs as ever, he just doesn't release them all.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:48 pm

wehitandrun wrote:
Jackson Monk wrote:However, during the years through from 1977-1982, he was so prolific that it should leave any real music fan speechless. I used to sit up half the night waiting for the Monday morning release of a new EC album in those days. He was the premier singer-songwriter in the world by 1982 and he was so exciting and innovative.

Over the years, despite still loving his music, I think he has become a bit of a magpie. He takes the musical ideas of others and does something beautiful with it in his own unique way. It's great, but it isn't Imperial Bedroom or TYM I'm afraid. This is not a criticism. The death knell for the pure pop EC record every year, came when GCW was such a disaster. In that sense, you could say that 1985 was the most important EC year. Whatever went on in his mind that year had a profound effect on his career and changed my musical listening forever.


Huh?


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Postby wehitandrun » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:44 pm

Hmm... you sure?
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