robertff wrote:Oscar wrote:robertff wrote:...but have never really got on with EC. Got a few of his albums but rarely play them, think Blood and chocolate is meant to be one of his best isn't it? It's his voice which doesn't gel with me.
Not sure Blood and Chocolate would make it in many EC top 5's. My favourite is Imperial Bedroom, usually highly rated on lists but so is but My Aim Is True (which is on my wishlist).
Have got both of those you mention but he just doesn't do it for me - horses for courses.
Guessing you have tried "This Years Model" which is the best album of the 1st incarnation of Costello
Imperial Bedroom and King Of America are the best of his 2nd incarnation
I didn't follow him closely in his following incarnations but love his collaboration albums with Bacherach & Toussaint.
Perhaps you could give them a spin.