Get Happy!! (studio album) by Elvis Costello And The Attractions

Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 923rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 360 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (140th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (923rd)
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Elvis Costello And The Attractions bestography

Get Happy!! is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Elvis Costello And The Attractions on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elvis Costello And The Attractions is Imperial Bedroom which is ranked number 833 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,212.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 360 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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80/100
From 08/01/2022 21:29
Elvis Costello as always delivers catchy tunes and great vibe, this one could've been a little shorter, but it is not a big problem because tracks are consistently good. On the level of Armed Forces for me.
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From 05/11/2020 09:51
The songs come at you fast here! Not Elvis' best, but some good stuff. I like Secondary Modern and Motel Matches.
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90/100
From 11/27/2019 12:04
Possibly my favourite Elvis Costello album at this moment in time, 20 tracks and barely a dud. High Fidelity, New Amsterdam and Opportunity are my choice cuts, but the first side is particularly strong, a lot of the songs are around the 2 minute mark and are bristling with energy, so it’s a bit like an early Ramones album but with the addition of brilliant lyrics and a bit more melody!

I can actually remember liking I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down back in the day when I would’ve been about 6.
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100/100
From 02/26/2018 21:51
The start of my favourite period of Costello's career, Get Happy!! is delirious fun. 20 songs in under an hour, this is still one of his longer albums. But every song is strong, from the frenetic opener Love for Tender, to the heartbreaking Motel Matches and the strange but lovely New Amsterdam. Anyone looking for a masterclass in the three minute pop song need look no further!
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75/100
From 02/15/2018 00:02
Enjoyable, fast paced, just not as good as Armed Forces thought the sound is similar.
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95/100
From 10/28/2017 08:25
This is one of my favourite albums and is up there as one of Costello’s very best. I love the sheer energy that has gone into all 20 tracks. The style Elvis chooses for this album is an infectious 60s soul groove (the cover of Sam and Dave’s) I can’t stand up for falling down is one of the highlights. Great lyrics and great tunes, this is one I will keep on coming back to.
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80/100
From 07/28/2017 18:59
Fun Fun Fun a brilliant little album jam packed with 2minute gems !
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80/100
From 04/17/2016 13:04
Get happy, is Elvis Costello's soul album. Motown and Stax is where the heart of this record lies. It's a 20 track LP, and it's breathless. Love for tender, kicks the album off in that fashion and it never let's up. From the catchy, king horse, and, possession, to the more relaxed, secondary modern, and, clowntime is over. Standouts include the excellent, high fidelity (my favourite track on the record), the acoustic, new Amsterdam, and the marvelous cover, I can't stand up for falling down. The imposter, and closing track, riot act, are also worth a mention. There are a few fillers, but over 20 songs, what can you expect? This run of albums that Costello's on, reminds me of Dylan's run of records in the sixties, every album has something different to say, a different sound, a different feel. Elvis Costello was as the top of his game.
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90/100
From 10/22/2014 23:50
The most fun you can have with an elvis album....... 20 songs !!
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From 11/04/2013 13:34
Doesn't click on me.
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