Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deep Album Tracks: The Beat

Elvis Costello: The Beat


When I play the desert island disc game, one of the albums that always comes to mind is This Year’s Model by Elvis Costello. Man, this is a perfect album with nary a weak track to be found. I love Costello in all of his early incarnations but This Year’s Model probably represents his highest moment. The music here is frantic. Steve Nieve’s organ is ever present and carnival-like. Costello sings with an angry vengeance. The whole album just works.

And while I'm at it, I officially nominate This Years Model as one of the greatest road trip albums in history!

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