Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces

The Review

This one is from my youth and one I still play so after hours of country music and hip-hop this was a real joy to listen to. Armed Forces is one of those great albums that appeared as english music transitioned from Punk to New Wave. Music was going through a real exploratory stage and much of that seeking and freshness still shines through 36 years later. This albums was fairly instrumental in shaping my musical tastes so I can't say a bad word about it.

Favourite Track: Oliver's Army

Why Does This Review Exist?

I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.

  • Each album is listened to only once.
  • The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
  • I do no research about the album or the artist.
  • The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.