Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1986 Ratings: #18 / 92
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
Liked by 4 people
September 15, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
Demon / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
Elvis Costello / Primary Artists
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B-side is what makes this album great.
11. Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?
10. Tokyo Storm Warning
9. I Hope You're Happy Now
8. Uncomplicated
7. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
6. Poor Napoleon
5. I Want You
4. Battered Old Bird
3. Next Time Round
2. Crimes of Paris
1. Blue Chair
I was not able to get into this album. The eighth track was a favorite over the fifth, but the rest were middling to me. I do like where there are themes that repeat within a work to connect everything together. On top of the oral references (eating, drinking, speaking, and other too numerous), there were repeated mentions of colors, clothes (their presence or lack thereof), and death. The hideous cover is of a mouth and a hat, which reinforces my belief that these were intentional inclusions, ... read more
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Added on: October 29, 2013