- ELVIS COSTELLO: MY AIM IS TRUE: 1977: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Outside of Beatle albums the first four Elvis Costello albums are probably the ones I have listened to the most. Back when Elvis came along I listened to his albums non-stop over and over and over. A friend of mine name Grant came to high school one day raving about this fellow with the strange name of Elvis Costello. His recommendation was so strong that evening I went to the local mall’s record store and bought the two albums this Elvis person had out- got home and immediately saw what Grant was raving about- this guy was great. My Mount Rushmore- The Beatles- Bob Dylan- Elvis Costello and Steve Earle.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: THIS YEARS MODEL: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I loved the first album but with The Attractions joining in for the second album- musically this is more exciting than My Aim Is True. I have seen a lot of discussion over the years on songs that open albums- On This Years Model and Armed Forces I think Elvis has two of the great album closers- on this one Radio Radio and Armed Forces- What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: ARMED FORCES: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Elvis is no weekender. His third album in three years. In his first decade he would release 11 albums in 10 years-and one every year but 1985. I go back and forth on what is my favorite EC album- I’d have to go with Armed Forces at the moment- with This Years Model a close runner up. Of my five favorite EC albums four of the five would be the first four albums- the other would be Imperial Bedroom.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: GET HAPPY!! 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: When this album came out I was at a struggling point in my life- and this album Get Happy!! was one of the few things at the time that made me happy. A departure from the first three albums- much more R&B and soul oriented it sounded great on the first spin- as it does today. .. Get well Elvis.