500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Elvis Costello and the Attractions, 'Armed Forces'
475/500

475. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, 'Armed Forces'

Columbia, 1979

Costello's third album is all tightly wound paranoia. The concept is personal politics; the original title was Emotional Fascism, and one song is called "Two Little Hitlers." The keyboard-driven sound of "Accidents Will Happen" helped define New Wave.

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