#443 Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Armed Forces

Armed Forces is the second album for Elvis Costello and the Attractions, but it was his third album. The Attractions were his backing band throughout different periods of his career. This album was Costello’s move into new wave music. He is definitely an acquired taste because of his weird vocals.

My favourite songs are “Accidents Will Happen“, “Oliver’s Army“, “Green Shirt”, “Party Girl”, and the American and Canadian pressing included song “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding“.

This albums feel more produced and musically layered. I do not always understand Costello’s vocals because his voice is a bit whiny. I think this is better than his previous albums, but only a bit better. I cannot handle his voice for too long, but in small doses he is great. 8/10.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s