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Old 02-17-2009, 02:10 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ToeAndno View Post
I love armed forces, it's as good as the previous two album in my opinion.
I'm not so sure. It does sound a bit dated to me in places, but there definitely are some absolute gems on there (Accidents Will Happen, Oliver's Army
and Party Girl for example). It was the first Costello album I'd bought and I did used to love it, but albums like Imperial Bedroom, Get Happy and a few more of his later works do dwarf it in stature somewhat. There's nothing wrong with the songwriting, just that I feel the production lets the album down in places.

Janszoon, don't let me put you off - give it a go, by all means. If Oh No It's Devo is your thing as you said in your (superb) thread, you'll probably enjoy the album more than I do
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