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My Aim Is True (1977)

Elvis Costello
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Punk rock, Pub rock, New Wave

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My Aim Is True is the debut album by Elvis Costello.
The album was recorded at Pathway Studios in Holloway, London Borough of Islington, over the course of 1976 during late-night studio sessions, in a total of twenty-four hours. It was the first of five consecutive Costello albums produced by Nick Lowe.
The musicians who were featured on the album were uncredited on the original release (due to contractual difficulties), although the backing band was made up of members of the band Clover.
In 2003, the TV network VH1 named My Aim Is True the 80th greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 168 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, it was ranked 37 of the top 100 albums of the 1970s by Pitchfork which reported the album to be "held by many as the most impressive debut in pop music history."
On November 8, 2007, Costello reunited with the members of Clover from the original recording sessions to perform the songs from My Aim Is True for the first time ever in public at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The event was a benefit for the Richard de Lone Special Housing Fund, which assists those with

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Tracks

3:33 Miracle Man
3:25 Alison
3:26 Waiting for the End of the World
1:37 Mystery Dance
2:50 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
3:13 Less Than Zero
2:53 Blame It on Cain
2:42 No Dancing
3:01 I’m Not Angry
2:35 Pay It Back
2:11 Sneaky Feelings
1:23 Welcome to the Working Week
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