Armed Forces (album) by Elvis Costello
In total, there are 23 music albums by Elvis Costello which appear in the greatest album charts and Armed Forces is NOT ranked as the best. The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 224 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,407.
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|ELVIS COSTELLO - ARMED FORCES (VINYL) 1979 RADAR RAD14 EXCELLENT
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Armed Forces track list
|1.||Accidents Will Happen||81/100 (18 votes)|
|2.||Senior Service||79/100 (11 votes)|
|3.||Oliver's Army||82/100 (22 votes)|
|4.||Big Boys||78/100 (12 votes)|
|5.||Green Shirt||78/100 (13 votes)|
|6.||Party Girl||79/100 (12 votes)|
|7.||Goon Squad||80/100 (12 votes)|
|8.||Busy Bodies||78/100 (12 votes)|
|9.||Sunday's Best||78/100 (12 votes)|
|10.||Moods For Moderns||78/100 (12 votes)|
|11.||Chemistry Class||78/100 (12 votes)|
|12.||Two Little Hitlers||79/100 (13 votes)|
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It's sad seeing this album ranked #588 overall. I personally think this is Elvis Costello's best album. It lacks a little bit of the angst of the first 2 albums, but makes up for it with melody. Oliver's Army is a really special song. Makes me feel really good every time I hear it.
i'll side with the guy that said the first 3 albums are all about as good. I favor "my aim is true" but elvis's old-school rockability with a taste of punk attitude is just as good as those other albums.
Somehow this gets overlooked compared to This Year's Model and My Aim is True. I think it's easily on par. Elvis was smarter than most of his peers. He crafts accessible melodies around sharp lyrics, masking an amazing depth. Great stuff.
Fantastic! More great, great stuff. Costello was the top of the heap in the late 70s and even into the 80s, nobody could touch what he was doing.
"Big Boys" is such a good song, and I especially love "Chemistry Class" and "Oliver's Army"
Whenever an artist releases a single in the same year as an album, I don't feel bad including it as part of that album. The version of Armed Forces on my chart has What's So Funny 'bout Peace Love And Understanding at the end, and it certainly adds to its quality and serves as an excellent closer.
What's So Funny 'bout Peace Love And Understanding is the best song on this album, and the best Elvis Costello song imo. Shame it technically isn't even on this album...
the track listing is off. there's about half of those songs on this thing.
best track:"What's so funny 'bout peace loving and understanding"..what a great song, one the very best ever, so powerful, if you haven't heard it, you are really missing out. With this song, the punks proved that they could make a record that was harder, louder and more powerful as anything by the hard rock or heavy metal groups..the 4th frame is the original version..well actually the 1st frame is the same recording sped up for some reason, you can see that the total time is shorter.
Best track: What's So Funny 'bout Peace Love And Understanding
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