Details about ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS - ARMED FORCES LP NM+See original listing
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ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
ARMED FORCES (1978)
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Armed Forces was the last title in a trilogy of albums that rank with the greatest three-LP series in pop-rock history. In retrospect, it also now appears to be the one on which the young Costello's pop tendencies peaked, right before they began to "mature" and grow less accessible. "Accidents Will Happen" features a melody line as beautiful as any ever written; "Oliver's Army" easily competes with the best of Abba and Brian Wilson among pop masterpieces. This is also where Costello's early themes--most notably romantic rejection equated with the horrors of neo-Nazism and modern politics--came together most precisely (the album's working title was "Emotional Fascism"). It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row.
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