Elvis Costello / Blood and Chocolate

On the last truly great Attractions slab and one of rock’s neglected classics, Declan’s most potent ensemble unleashes their aggression to the max. Brilliant as usual, to my ears Bruce Thomas’ buoyant passages (“Blue Chair,” “Tokyo Storm Warning”) and his forays into the upper register (“I Hope You’re Happy Now”) equal The Ox, Joe Osborn, Sir Paul, and Brian Wilson by way of Carol Kaye.