Spin, April 1989

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The 25 Greatest Albums Of All Time

8. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
This Year's Model

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"Sometimes I think that love is just a tumor / You've got to cut it out." sings Declan McManus, fingernails chewed to the nub, the spittle of distaste gathering at the corner of his mouth. Twenty-three years old — knock-kneed, spastic and hating the whole world — Elvis wrote the greatest spiteful/insightful love songs ever to get under your skin or into your shower. His homemade 45, Honky Took Demos, showed Elvis intently scribbling with a gigantic fountain pen on one side, and on the other a woman in fishnets and black leather, spread-eagled and blindfolded. Sums it up, really, if the lyric, "I don't wanna he your lover / Just wanna be your victim" doesn't. He once said he was inspired by "revenge and guilt." He left out neuroses, sexual insecurity, hostility, obsessive aggression, disappointment, doubt, fear, contempt, clear spirits, and the constant battle to keep his heart far from the soiled sleeve of his dress shirt.


The 25 Greatest Albums Of All Time

  1. James Brown - Sex Machine
  2. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
  3. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
  4. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
  6. Television - Marquee Moon
  7. Sly And The Family Stone - Fresh
  8. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - This Year's Model
  9. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
  10. New Order - Low-Life
  11. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
  12. The Replacements - Let It Be
  13. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
  14. George Michael - Faith
  15. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
  16. Al Green - The Belle Album
  17. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
  18. The Velvet Underground & Nico
  19. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
  20. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
  21. Van Morrison - Moondance
  22. Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good
  23. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  24. Sinead O'Connor - The Lion And The Cobra
  25. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
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Spin, April 1989


Spin ranks This Year's Model 8th on its list of The 25 Greatest Albums.


"Lipstick Vogue" is ranked 24th on the list of 100 Greatest Singles.

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100 Greatest Singles Of All Time


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1. Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
2. Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Paa Doo
3. The Rolling Stones - Tumblin' Dice
4. Irma Thomas - It's Raining
5. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
6. Prince - When Doves Cry
7. The Chiffons - One Fine Day
8. Rod Stewart - Maggie Mae
9. Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
10. New Order - True Faith/1963
11. The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby
12. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
13. Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew - The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
14. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
15. Elvis Presley - One Night
16. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
17. Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
18. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
19. David Bowie - Young Americans
20. Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
21. The Cure - A Night Like This
22. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
23. Madonna - Borderline
24. Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue
25. Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothing Goin' On But The Rent
26. Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
27. Modern English - I Melt With You
28. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
29. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby
30. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel/Route 66
31. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
32. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
33. Lloyd Price - Just Because
34. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
35. Aretha Franklin - Respect
36. Madonna - Where's The Party
37. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
38. 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
39. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
40. Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
41. Public Image Ltd. - This Is Not A Love Song
42. The Shirelles - Tonight's The Night
43. Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
44. Ac/Dc - Back In Black
45. R.E.M. - Don't Go Back To Rockville
46. Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
47. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
48. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
49. Van Halen - Running With The Devil
50. Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
51. The Kinks - Lola
52. Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
53. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
54. The Replacements - On The Bus
55. Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
56. Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
57. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Memphis
58. The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)
59. The Who - Can't Explain
60. Martha & The Vandellas - Heat Wave
61. Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby Mcgee
62. The Robins - Riot In Cell Block #9
63. Chuck Willis - It's Too Late
64. World Famous Supreme Team - Hey Dj
65. U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
66. The Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK 67. Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
68. David Bowie - Heroes
69. Time Zone - World Destruction
70. The Velvet Underground - Waiting For The Man
71. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
72. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
73. The Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
74. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
75. Tammy Wynette - D-I-V-O-R-C-E
76. Sinéad O'connor - Troy
77. Squeeze - Slap And Tickle
78. Edgar Winter - Free Ride
79. The Feelies - Away
80. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
81. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
82. Exposé - Point Of No Return
83. Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
84. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
85. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
86. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
87. Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
88. The Clash - White Riot
89. The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
90. The Sugarcubes - Motorcrash
91. The Raspberries - Go All The Way
92. The Smiths - Please Please Please
93. The Beatles - Please Please Me
94. The Cure - Why Can't I Be You
95. The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
96. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
97. The Doors - People Are Strange
98. The Emotions - Best Of My Love
99. Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
100. Killing Joke - Eighties



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