This Year's Model (Deluxe Edition 2008) (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Mar 1978
Label: Elvis Costello Catalog
After the critical success of his debut, Elvis Costello got the Attractions together and recorded what many consider his finest effort. Meaner and harder than his debut -- everything sounds oddly threatening -- This Year's Model still brims over with intelligence, melody, dark humor, quotable lyrics and jittery new wave vibes. The jerky classic "Pump It Up" earned some FM radio airplay in America, and the album's stature would only grow throughout the 1980s. This deluxe edition features a ream of B-sides, rarities, demos and a bonus disc with a complete 1978 concert.