℗ 1979 Elvis Costello

Armed Forces

Elvis Costello, The Attractions

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Accidents Will Happen
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Senior Service
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Oliver's Army
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Big Boys
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Green Shirt
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Party Girl
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Goon Squad
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Busy Bodies
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Sunday's Best
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Moods For Moderns
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Chemistry Class
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Two Little Hitlers
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
Elvis Costello; The Attractions
Total Playing Time    40:03
UK Albums Chart - #2, 1979
Billboard 200 - #10, 1979

UK Singles Chart - #2, 1979 - Oliver's Army
UK Singles Chart - #28, 1979 - Accidents Will Happen

"... I approve of the more intricate pop constructions of the music ... A-."
- Robert Christgau

"... by far his most accessible though he has sacrificed none of his lyrical or musical bite. There is more of a pop feel ..."
- Billboard

"... a killer in several senses of the word ... it hardly hurts that Costello's songs are never less than snappy, even when their drum parts are reminiscent of machine guns, or that Nick Lowe has produced him this time with a large and general audience in mind."
- Rolling Stone

"... Costello's most relaxed, mellow and gentle album yet, at least as far as the musical content is concerned ... (mixes) quirky, bouncy and attractive melodies with subdued, rhythmic and controlled playing and slick harmonies ... after playing this at least 10 times I'm more impressed than ever. He may be getting overconfident, but there are precious few new lyricists in his league."
- The Guardian

By his third album, released in 1979, the public had caught up with the critics and made Armed Forces a hit for Elvis Costello; his commercial breakthrough after two years of rapturous critical praise. Included on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, Armed Forces is the highest charting album of Costello's career and contains his highest charting single, Oliver's Army.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Hip-O/Elvis Costello Studio Masters

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