Elbow – A Retrospective (2001 – 2008)

The sheer amount of instruments, bleeps, voices, strings and gospel choirs that round out the core prog-style line up would overwhelm if it wasn’t for the quality of the songs themselves.

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Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)

How can I judge something that’s become so close, so intimate? I can’t give it a nine, nor a ten, but believe me, this rating is as conservative as possible – it’s not going to influence every indie band for the next forty years, it’s not going to be put down as a pop classic, although it damn well should be.