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Elvis Costello United Kingdom 

See also: The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello And The Brodsky Quartet, Elvis Costello And The Imposters.

The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 264 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,752.

Elvis Costello is ranked number 108 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 27,888.

Members who like this artist also like: R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen and Talking Heads.

Elvis Costello official website: http://www.elviscostello.com

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Elvis Costello best albums

The following albums by Elvis Costello are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,752
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  81/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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2.

My Aim Is TrueUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1977Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1977:13Rank Score:7,144
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  81/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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3.

Armed ForcesUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1979Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1979:15Rank Score:3,001
Rank in 1970s170Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  79/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,528
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  77/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Imperial BedroomUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1982Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1982:13Rank Score:2,248
Rank in 1980s141Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  77/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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King Of AmericaUnited Kingdom The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates
Year of Release:1986Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1986:33Rank Score:836
Rank in 1980s345Overall Rank:2,132
Average Rating:  75/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Blood & ChocolateUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1986Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1986:41Rank Score:627
Rank in 1980s434Overall Rank:2,657
Average Rating:  74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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TrustUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1981Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1981:58Rank Score:530
Rank in 1980s502Overall Rank:3,046
Average Rating:  76/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Punch The ClockUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1983Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1983:62Rank Score:364
Rank in 1980s652Overall Rank:4,068
Average Rating:  70/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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SpikeUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1989Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1989:73Rank Score:320
Rank in 1980s731Overall Rank:4,503
Average Rating:  73/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 108

This may not be a complete discography for Elvis Costello. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Elvis Costello best tracks

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1.Pump It Up
(from the album This Year's Model)
 88/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Oliver's Army
(from the album Armed Forces)
 88/100 (69 votes)
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3.Alison
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 87/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Accidents Will Happen
(from the album Armed Forces)
 86/100 (68 votes)
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5.(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
(from the album This Year's Model)
 86/100 (107 votes)
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6.Man Out Of Time
(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
 85/100 (42 votes)
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7.(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 85/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.Beyond Belief
(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
 85/100 (43 votes)
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9.Shipbuilding
(from the album Punch The Clock)
 84/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Less Than Zero
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 84/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.I Want You
(from the album Blood & Chocolate)
 84/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Welcome To The Working Week
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 84/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.No Action
(from the album This Year's Model)
 83/100 (98 votes)
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14.New Amsterdam
(from the album Get Happy!!)
 83/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.The Beat
(from the album This Year's Model)
 83/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.This Year's Girl
(from the album This Year's Model)
 83/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Green Shirt
(from the album Armed Forces)
 83/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.High Fidelity
(from the album Get Happy!!)
 82/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.Shabby Doll
(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
 82/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Veronica
(from the album Spike)
 82/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Elvis Costello ratings

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80/100 (from 97 votes)
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From indieshins 02/18/2017 05:40
Currently, my favourite songwriter and musician. A huge influence on me since I discovered him. I will say, I've gone through the man's albums at such a feverish pace that I haven't been able to fully take in a lot of them. Somehow that barely diminishes my understanding that he is a genius with a scarily consistent body of work across a 40 year career.
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From buzzdainer 02/16/2016 03:30
A fine songwriter and performer, with many solid tracks over a period of years.
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90/100
From Kuzh69 10/16/2014 00:04
An unbelievable body of work ( masterpieces ) !!
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From Ottokar 07/30/2014 10:20
I loved the first two or three albums when they came out. He lost me as a fan after that but had a great comeback more than ten years later with Spike / Mighty Like A Rose / Brutal Youth - those are still my favourite E.C. albums.
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From kramerfan86 05/21/2013 04:10
For reasons beyond me I just recently got into Elvis's work. The front end of his career is ridiculously consistent on quality. Have not dredged into the second half of his career yet but I imagine there is some decent stuff there to be had.
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From Johnnyo 12/01/2012 14:15
Great song writer. Very under-rated. Not just on BEA but most everywhere. Give him a chance. You won't regret it!
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From junodog4 07/26/2012 15:26
I put Elvis Costello on par with the Talking Heads. Both are creative geniuses. Both reigned in the late 70s and early 80s. Both produces an avalanche of quality work. Both are difficult to rank one album over another. Elvis Costello's first half-dozen albums are pop-music masterpieces.
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From daftpunter 11/21/2011 04:28
I don't know which E.C. to rate. If you go by a body of work the score diminishes. If you look at his first decade he's easily in the league of greatest. Since? no. So I'll qualify it based on his best, his earliest work. Elvis is King.
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From martintho 11/08/2011 11:14
sadly overlooked! one day...
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From btener11 08/05/2011 02:37
One of the 2 or 3 best songwriters and lyricists of all time.
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