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Punch the Clock
Elvis Costello
Punch the Clock
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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At times more ear-rending than the much maligned Goodbye Cruel World--thank the blaring horns, which augment an uneven bunch of songs--Punch the Clock nonetheless has its great moments. The searing political statements "Sh...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elvis Costello
Title: Punch the Clock
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 3/7/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014431027925

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At times more ear-rending than the much maligned Goodbye Cruel World--thank the blaring horns, which augment an uneven bunch of songs--Punch the Clock nonetheless has its great moments. The searing political statements "Shipbuilding" and "Pills and Soap" are obvious high points (as is Chet Baker's solo on the former), while on the poppier side "Everyday I Write the Book" is sweetly distressed, "Let Them All Talk" definitively defiant, and "The World and His Wife" high-level sneering wordplay. At least a couple of the bonus tracks in Rykodisc's edition, though, trump some of the original Clock's weaker cuts. --Rickey Wright

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Perfect Pop!
Dodd V. Attisani | Sea Cliff, NY United States | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Elvis releases too many albums, and as a result, half of his albums are mediocre. For my money, this is one of his top 3. (The only one I might rate higher is Imperial Bedroom.) Punch The Clock is pop at its best: catchy melodies/lyrics, good grooves, upbeat tempos, and well constructed song forms. It's a fun album with substance--what all pop music should aspire to be."