Probably Costello’s greatest, especially the flawless first half, and one of my favourite EC bitter slowies Riot Act. Arguably responsible for all those ex-punks playing Motown riffs during the 80s. Came before Dexys first album, by minutes, and it shares a similar attitude. And as for Weller, he was dining on those two albums a lot I suspect.
If you’re not sure where to start with Costello pick Get Happy. You’ll not be sorry.