500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Elvis Costello, 'This Year's Model'

98. Elvis Costello, 'This Year's Model'

Columbia, 1978

Costello's second album, and his first with the Attractions, is his most "punk" – not in any I-hate-the-cops sense but in his emotionally explosive writing and his backing band's vicious gallop. "Radio, Radio," the broadside against vanilla-pop broadcasting, distills his righteous indignation: Elvis versus the world. And Elvis wins.

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