500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Elvis Costello, 'My Aim Is True'

168. Elvis Costello, 'My Aim Is True'

Columbia, 1977

Costello obsessively listened to The Clash while recording his debut. And though the songs are more pub rock than punk, they're full of punk's verbal bite; the murder mystery "Watching the Detectives" and the poisoned-valentine ballad "Alison" established Costello as one of the sharpest and nastiest lyricists of his generation.

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