My Aim Is True (studio album) by Elvis Costello

My Aim Is True
My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 434th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 638 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (106th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (434th)
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Elvis Costello bestography

My Aim Is True is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by Elvis Costello on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 301 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,631.

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81/100 (from 638 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.0/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 02/07/2021 01:18
A debut album, remarkable for having some all-time great tracks, but a noticeable number of the songs are relatively mundane.
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From 01/10/2020 05:38
The king of New Wave delivers a genre birthing debut. Along with the Ramones the year before this album would reinvent rock and roll and chart the course for the future.
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From 06/28/2019 14:20
80/100

Normal album, normal songs
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From 11/20/2018 22:20
Fun album, and I'm Not Angry is fantastic
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From 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 02/14/2018 03:00
A really good time all the way through.
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65/100
From 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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From 03/05/2017 18:37
Favorite Tracks: Alison, Blame it On Cain & (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
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From 06/09/2016 20:05
Favoritas: Alison, Less Than Zero
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From 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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