King of America

Elvis Costello - King of America
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Based on 7 reviews
1986 Ratings: #30 / 102
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Based on 33 ratings
1986 Ratings: #45
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Well, the good news is that Elvis Costello re-introduces himself as a reborn roots rocker, without his Attractions and the better news is that he has some new stories to tell about the King of America that will keep us awake all night long.


EDIT: eh i got over it

King of America contains some of Elvis Costello’s most eloquent and beautiful writing, which if you know anything about him, you know is quite a statement. If it stuck to the candid, mid-tempo ballads rather than interrupting the mood with a fun but out of place jolt of energy, this would be an easy 9. But alas...

Favorite Tracks: JACK OF ALL PARADES, Brilliant Mistake, Lovable, Our Little Angel, Indoor Fireworks, Little Palaces, I’ll Wear It Proudly, ... read more


“She said that she was working for the ABC News
It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use” —Brilliant Mistake

And with this ‘King Of America‘ lyric, I was hooked on this album — and Elvis Costello.

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Track List

  1. Brilliant Mistake
  2. Lovable
  3. Our Little Angel
  4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  5. Glitter Gulch
  6. Indoor Fireworks
  7. Little Palaces
  8. I'll Wear It Proudly
  9. American Without Tears
  10. Eisenhower Blues
  11. Poisoned Rose
  12. The Big Light
  13. Jack of All Parades
  14. Suit of Lights
  15. Sleep of the Just
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Added on: January 30, 2015