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My Aim Is True (album) by Elvis Costello 

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My Aim Is True
My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello (1977)
Overall rank: 337th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 542 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1977 (13th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (89th)
Top 500 albums of all time (337th)

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Elvis Costello bestography

My Aim Is True is ranked 2nd best out of 32 albums by Elvis Costello on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 274 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,982.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 542 votes)
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75/100
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65/100
 
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12/10/2018 09:30
77/100
 
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11/20/2018 22:20
79/100

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80/100
From Charade 11/20/2018 22:20
Fun album, and I'm Not Angry is fantastic
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From indieshins 02/25/2018 06:19
Elvis Costello's debut album is a classic. I'll admit, it's not the album that got me into him, but more recently, as I've entered adulthood, started to work part-time and my frustration with romance has grown, this album has really climbed for me. Welcome to the Working Week is my anthem for when I'm frustrated with my dead-end job, while Miracle Man and No Dancing speak to me as a sexually frustrated, awkward young guy. Also love Sneaky Feelings (reminds me of a close friend), and Less than Zero. Meanwhile Alison and Watching the Detectives are among my favourite Costello songs period, the latter boasting some of the most dizzying lyrics ever written. Not the man's crowning masterpiece, but still a masterpiece.
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85/100
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 03:00
A really good time all the way through.
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65/100
From corenfro 04/25/2017 17:21
I like it! It's a little punk-y without being completely trash. I suppose this is what the kids these days call "new wave" - cool!
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90/100
From BrunoDMartins 03/05/2017 18:37
Favorite Tracks: Alison, Blame it On Cain & (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
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75/100
From nitomano 06/09/2016 20:05
Favoritas: Alison, Less Than Zero
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From garycottier 04/14/2016 15:50
My aim is true, is one of the great solo debuts of the late seventies. Costello was originally attributed to the punk phenomenon, but he, alongside The Jam, Graham Parker, and The Clash, were always too unique, too intelligent, and too talented tor it to be that simple. My aim is true, mostly deals with Costello's American influences; soul,and rock'n'roll. The album suffers though from the fact that this record doesn't feature The Attractions, and the production is slightly muddy too. The songs though, are great. From the quick fire opener, welcome to the working week, the lovely, Alison, and the brilliant, less than zero. My favourite track is the fantastic, (the angels wanna wear my)red shoes, and other standouts are the Phil Spector influenced, no dancing, and the fiery, I'm not angry. The excellent, watching the detectives, was added to some versions, and the country of, radio sweetheart, didn't make it on to the album at all. Still, it's a very good debut from a giant talent. Costello would make better records, but any fanatic of Declan McManus is going to have a lot of affection for this LP.
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From TheWho822 01/19/2016 21:30
A strong debut by Elvis Costello. Some great tracks mixed with some neutral filler tracks (not bad, but not standouts). Easily one worth a relisten.
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70/100
From Nobodyisemo 01/04/2016 00:23
Aw man, "Watching The Detectives" is one of my favorite tracks, and it's on my CD, but it's not here. Phooey. Super clever album, I can't imagine a human disliking this infectious and cute lil thang.
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From ItSaysDilbert 10/27/2015 01:50
Very good album. I'm not angry is fucking amazing!

Favorite tracks: Welcome to the Working Week, Miracle Man, No Dancing, Alison, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes, I'm Not Angry

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