Elvis Costello & The Attractions – This Year’s Model (1978)

This is one of those records that just makes me feel good, so I’m really glad that I checked it out. Honestly, I’ve heard of Mr. Costello but hadn’t ever heard his music until a track from this record was used as the theme song for the second season of HBO’s stunning The Deuce. This Year’s Model is a feel good (mostly!) romp through new-age rock and roll, tinged with the snot of the American post-punk movement. I’m unsure how historically accurate the application of these terms is, but that is what I am getting in my head whilst this spins. An atmosphere the early 80s conjures, where analogue and digital begin to blur (this record predates that slightly however).