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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model album

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model album
  • Performer Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • Title This Year's Model
  • Date of release 1978
  • Country UK
  • Style New Wave, Rock & Roll
  • Other formats MPC MP1 AHX VOX APE AUD TTA
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1663 mb
  • Size FLAC 1649 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 675

This Year's Model is Elvis Costello's second album and his first with the Attractions, released in 1978. It was mainly recorded at Eden Studios in West London. It was voted the best album of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. In 2000, Q magazine placed This Year's Model at number 82 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 11 on its list of the best albums of the period 1967–1987

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This Year's Girl 9. (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea 8. No Action 7. Night Rally 6. Lipstick Vogue 5. Pump It Up 4. The Beat 3. Lip Service 2. You Belong to Me 1. Hand in Hand. Usually albums don't feel worth chunking through a second time right away, but that speaks to the quality of this album and how much replay value it has now forty years since its release. Or consider a donation?

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Costello’s 1978 album marked his debut with The Attractions: the mercurial, New Wave–spiked rock band that lit his fuse. I don’t wanna kiss you, I don’t wanna touch, I don’t wanna see you, ’cause I don’t miss you that much, he sneers on the cutting opener No Action, while Pump It Up and (I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea work from the hips up, via loping bass, carnival organ, and crackling drums. Even the piano-fuelled ballad Little Triggers drips with Costello’s wounded wordplay and buttoned-up rage.

Of course, the songs on This Year's Model are typically catchy and help the vicious sentiments sink into your skin, but the most remarkable thing about the album is the sound - Costello and the Attractions never rocked this hard, or this vengefully, ever again.


A1 No Action 1:57
A2 This Year's Girl 3:16
A3 The Beat 3:42
A4 Pump It Up 3:12
A5 Little Triggers 2:38
A6 You Belong To Me 2:19
A7 Watching The Detectives 3:35
B1 Hand In Hand 2:30
B2 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea 3:06
B3 Lip Service 2:34
B4 Living In Paradise 3:41
B5 Lipstick Vogue 3:29
B6 Night Rally 2:40



Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: Sabam
  • Label Code: LC 5454

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RAD 3 Elvis Costello This Year's Model ‎(LP, Album + 7", Ltd) Radar Records RAD 3 UK 1978
IMP FIEND CASS 18, FIEND CASS 18 Elvis Costello & The Attractions This Year's Model ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) Imp Records, Demon Records IMP FIEND CASS 18, FIEND CASS 18 UK 1984
PC 35331 Elvis Costello This Year's Model ‎(LP, Album, RE, Pit) Columbia PC 35331 US Unknown
RAD 56477 Elvis Costello This Year's Model ‎(LP, Album, TP) Radar Records RAD 56477 Netherlands 1978
LP S-65-38 Elvis Costello This Years Model ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records LP S-65-38 Portugal 1978