As time has worn on and Elvis Costello steadfastly refuses to die and also keeps making genre stringent regurgitations his star has lost some of it’s luster. And that’s a shame as he’s one of the greatest songwriters in popular music history. There was a time when Costello could fart in a cup and critics around the world would fawn over it as a “genuine breakthrough in gas recording” But those days are decades past and now only old fuckers listen to Costello. Again, a damn shame. Here’s a quick primer playlist. It’s in no way definitive. It’s just a bunch of tracks I happen to love. If this wets your whistle at all I strongly suggest going back to 1986 and listen to both Blood And Chocolate and King Of America. And marvel that these very disparate albums came out in the same year. It’s no Future or Young Thug…but still, impressive.