Elvis Costello has aged gracefully over the course of the nearly four decades of his music career. With his "Angry Young Man" personality, punk-rock leanings and Buddy Holly aesthetic, he was a definitive act in British New Wave of the late 1970s. Instead of resting on his laurels, Costello eventually began experimenting with his approach to music, releasing records that highlighted his eclectic tastes. After forays into soul, country and R&B, he continued to release a steady supply of post-punk hits. In the last half-decade, however, Costello has turned towards Americana and roots rock to make albums reflective of an Angry Young Man who grew old.