This Year's Model is Elvis Costello's second album and his first with the Attractions, released in 1978. It was mainly recorded atEden Studiosin West London.
It was voted the best album of the year inThe Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. In 2000, Q magazine placed This Year's Model at number 82 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 1987,Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 11 on its list of the best albums of the period 1967–1987. In 2003, the album was ranked number 98 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.