My Aim Is True

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1977 Ratings: #13 / 101
User Score
Based on 195 ratings
1977 Ratings: #15
Liked by 9 people
July 22, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Nick Lowe / Producer
New Wave / Genres
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Elvis Costello debut, still stands as one of his best bodies of work with his best lyrical content offering some of the most sarcastic and wittiest lyrics to come out of the early new wave scene by taking the rock n roll sound set by Elvis Presley and turning it on its head with the more anxious new wave soundscape, My Aim Is True has quite a lot to say.

Track Review

Welcome to the Working Week 9.5/10
Miracle Man 8.5/10.
No Dancing 7.5/10.
Blame It on Cain 8.5/10.
Alison 10/10
Sneaky ... read more
Very good.
I sang Alison to my ex boyfriends mother once she loves me
One of the best debut albums ever made in my eyes.
It is a testament to Elvis Costello's songwriting skills that this album feels as essential today as it did when it came out. Costello injects Elvis Presley style pop with the anxieties of New Wave: society's internal rules have become the antagonist to cultivating happiness. The songs are upbeat and silly but depict a man in constant paranoia.

The album is saturated with double-entendres and clever wordplay that help complicate a single understanding of the record. 'Welcome to the Working ... read more
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Track List

  1. Welcome to the Working Week
  2. Miracle Man
  3. No Dancing
  4. Blame It on Cain
  5. Alison
  6. Sneaky Feelings
  7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
  8. Less Than Zero
  9. Mystery Dance
  10. Pay It Back
  11. I'm Not Angry
  12. Waiting for the End of the World
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Added on: April 5, 2013