Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2022 Ratings: #4 / 16
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2022 Ratings: #16
Liked by 5 people
January 14, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
EMI / Label
Power Pop, Pop Rock / Genres
Elvis Costello / Primary Artists
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Classic Rock

Elvis Costello conjures up echoes of his excellent past as the excellence continues on The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).

80
musicOMH

A Boy Named If is Costello on typically smart, spiky form.

80
The Irish Times

The Boy Named If sees him on terrifically familiar ground, feet apart, fists raised, talking the talk again.

80
American Songwriter

Costello is right back where he belongs and the rewards are that much better as a result.

80
The Arts Desk

Elvis inhabits a world of smoke and mirrors, in which relationships feature conflict as well as resolution, attraction as well as betrayal: these are songs of innocence and experience.

Z.Younk
77

I really enjoyed his last 3 or 4 albums a great deal; but, this is far better and is another entry essential for Elvis Costello that I'll have to cop on vinyl to add to my collection of his work. 'The Boy Named If' truly has the energy of classic Elvis Costello. It totally exceeded my expectations.

ARTPOP
78

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Dorrie
60

i am too gay for this sorry, is good tho !

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Added on: October 27, 2021