Brutal Youth (studio album) by Elvis Costello

Brutal Youth by Elvis Costello
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 5,753rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 79 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1994 (129th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,024th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,753rd)
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Elvis Costello bestography

Brutal Youth is ranked 4th best out of 36 albums by Elvis Costello on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 299 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,362.

Elvis Costello album bestography « Higher ranked (4,160th) This album (5,753rd) Lower ranked (6,027th) »
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75/100
From 03/15/2022 06:47
Very safe album from Elvis. Album is long and has so many similar songs that it comes tobe a tad tedious listen in just one sitting.
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From 12/14/2020 23:59
This record is so underrated. One of my favorites in his entire catalogue. I get the opinion that the production is less punchy than his earlier stuff, but I like it this way. Very little filler. Excellent all around.
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From 09/09/2018 02:54
With Brutal Youth Elvis returns to his highest form, and while only half the songs on the record are memorably good, those that are are very memorable. "13 Steps Lead Down" and "Clown Strike" are highlights to me
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From 04/28/2018 00:55
Some filler, but the best songs are really good, making this a very solid addition to Costello's catalogue. Having the Attractions back gives this album an energy that hadn't been heard since their last album together back in 1986, and this is immediately evident on the opener Pony Street. The songs here feature Costello's typically witty lyrics as well. Best songs: Kinder Murder, You Tripped at Every Step, London's Brilliant Parade
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From 04/26/2016 14:45
Brutal youth, was Elvis Costello's first album with The Attractions for eight years. It was a great decision by Costello to bring them back as it gives an urgency to the tracks not heard since the, blood and chocolate, record. It's a typically fiery album, as you would expect, from The Attractions, and there's none of that bombast of the, spike, and, mighty like a rose, LP's. Brutal youth, was preceded by the, sulky girl, single, his best since, pills and soap. Elsewhere, there's the punchy, kinder murder, the excellent, all the rage, and, London's brilliant parade. Other good tracks are, you tripped at every step, this is hell, and opener, pony street. Brutal youth, doesn't quite get the recognition it deserves, sure, Costello's made better albums, but I would suggest that it's better than all the records he made between, trust, and, blood and chocolate, excluding, imperial bedroom, and, king of America.
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From 05/13/2012 22:07
Nothing too memorable, not really interesting aside from one or two songs.
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From 03/09/2012 20:41
My favorite Elvis album.
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