Get Happy!! (studio album) by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
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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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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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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.
The songs come at you fast here! Not Elvis' best, but some good stuff. I like Secondary Modern and Motel Matches.
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.
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!
Enjoyable, fast paced, just not as good as Armed Forces thought the sound is similar.
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.
Fun Fun Fun a brilliant little album jam packed with 2minute gems !
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.
The most fun you can have with an elvis album....... 20 songs !!
Doesn't click on me.
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