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Variations: Elvis Costello And The Attractions.

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

The best album credited to Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 299 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,650.

Elvis Costello is ranked number 114 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 21,620 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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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1978
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Total albums: 34. Page 1 of 4

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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 4 0%
1980s 13 0%
1990s 7 0%
2000s 6 0%
2010s 3 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 27 79%
Yes 7 21%
Live? Albums %
No 33 97%
Yes 1 3%

Elvis Costello best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 89 (106 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Armed Forces)
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Rating: 88 (182 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album This Year's Model)
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Rating: 88 (71 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
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Rating: 87 (175 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album My Aim Is True)
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Rating: 87 (70 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
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Rating: 87 (101 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Armed Forces)
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Rating: 86 (42 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Punch The Clock)
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Rating: 85 (56 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Get Happy!!)
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Rating: 85 (63 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Get Happy!!)
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Rating: 85 (41 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Blood & Chocolate)
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Rating: 85 (142 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album This Year's Model)
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Rating: 85 (60 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Armed Forces)
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Rating: 85 (63 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Armed Forces)
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Rating: 85 (43 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Get Happy!!)
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Rating: 84 (125 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Year's Model)
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Rating: 84 (119 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album My Aim Is True)
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Rating: 84 (55 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
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Rating: 84 (133 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album This Year's Model)
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Elvis Costello ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 118 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.9/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.0.

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From 05/28/2021 14:02
I admired Costello for a long time due to his consistency in albums, song-writing, production and even blended musical styles.
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From 06/18/2019 06:01
This guy has slagged off bigger and better artists than himself, including The Smiths and Queen, and yet his music (which generally doesn't appeal to young people at all) sounds incredibly dated and is as dull as dishwater.
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From 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 02/16/2016 03:30
A fine songwriter and performer, with many solid tracks over a period of years.
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From 10/16/2014 00:04
An unbelievable body of work ( masterpieces ) !!
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From 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 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 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 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 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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