Bones Of You
Grounds For Divorce
Audience With The Pope
Weather To Fly
Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
One Day Like This
Friend Of Ours
We're Away (UK Bonus Track)
Epic post-rock tinged emotional indie stalwarts Elbow release their fourth album 'The Seldom Seen Kid', another staunch and anthemic collection of songs. The tense and emotional sound of previous records remains, but with a distinctly more commercial riff-based template, particularly on lead single 'Grounds For Divorce'. The band produced the record themselves, as with previous records, lending it a homespun quality that would be out of synch with any external influence. Revered by their peers as a reliably independent act, Elbow have created a subtly innovative extension of their sound and scope with 'The Seldom Seen Kid'.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/09/2011 22:02:51
I'm listening to this album as I am writing my review.
I was losing interest in music until my son became a teenager.
Now I seem to have a new lease of life musically.
He has introduced me to some fabulous music..however I have introduced him to the amazing Elbow.
I can't put my finger on it yet but they are so addictive.
Now having seen them at this years Leeds Festival..yes that's the sister to Reading that BBC3 forgot about..they totally blew me away.
This album is one to buy before you die..
There isn't one poor track on this album...I don't say that very often.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/10/2010 19:42:04
This is an amazing album; the music wraps itself around you as you listen (like a high quality duvet) and the lyrics are so thoughtful that they stir your emotions. Like other reviewers have said, you will find yourself discovering something new on every listen. Anything less than a 5 star rating is an insult to the band and their fans. If you are into contemporary music you should have this album in your CD collection, or on your iPod. Buy it!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/07/2010 18:42:21
Quite simply the best fiver you will ever spend,one of,if not the finest British albums ever...
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/07/2010 16:29:44
I've always liked Elbow, but never bought one of their albums, so when they were nominated for the Mercury Music prize I thought I would give it a go. Glad I did, such a wonderful, uplifting collection of songs, each one worth it's place on the album.
One Day Like This always puts a smile on my face, beautiful stuff.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/04/2010 16:41:28
It sweeps me up and brings me down at the same time. The instruments set the stage and make me want to dance, but the lyrics are sad or compel me to just listen to them.
I picked up on 'Elbow' at Rock Werchter 2009 and have been a fan ever since.
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One of my favorite albums
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 31/03/2010 23:35:07
This is such a great album its difficult to describe. it's really mellow and I love every song.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 09/10/2009 13:03:01
I was so glad i purchased this c.d, i found it great!! have played it so many times!!
Many of their songs have feeling & meaning within them! fantastic!!
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Moving, uplifting, amazing
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 17/09/2009 09:43:18
I have to say, I really don't understand reviewers who call this album 'boring'. I can only assume they don't have a heart, any emotions or have ever been in love.
I've never been so affected by an album as this one and it's quite an experience. Each track is beautiful in it's own way, the melodies are great but the lyrics hit home like a hammer. They cover all aspects of life and love- a song that suddenly reminds him of ex-love; the naked admission that anything important he has to do would come second-place to spending time with his partner; etc.
If you're in love or ever been in love, this album will touch you.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: BugPowderDust on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
How can you give this a poor rating????
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/08/2009 22:30:10
What a record. I broke my other one when i sat on it so waiting for delivery. I can't understand the negative reviews here, it's crazy! This is a fantastic album by a fantastic band. Anyone who looks at this really needs to buy it. You won't be dissappointed!!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: ScottishGuy27 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Ignore inconclusive single-star reviews...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/08/2009 17:52:41
The seldom seen kid is an excellent album from elbow, i say this as a fan of their work; it may not be as good as their earlier albums but what they have created is an album which works on a level that both long-term fans and more mainstream purchasers will appreciate.
If you purchase this album and find that you enjoy their style then i would suggest picking up cast of thousands which is their stunning sophomore album of a completely different but amazing style.
As it stands though, this is still a decent purchase that you really can't go far wrong with, many will appreciate this for what it is, a decent album for its time, those who single-star it without giving it a chance just have a different taste in music and will never appreciate this band which is a great shame in my opinion.
Elbow may not be one of the best bands in existence but they are certainly original and definitely do justice to what they perform.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: SamusAran on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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