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Customer Reviews

Song of the year!

What a great tune! This should bring Elbow to the attention of many new fans. Check out the video too. Their new album 'Seldom Seen Kid' is out soon and if this song is an indication of what we should expect from it then it will be a classic.

Grounds For Divorce

This is a truly amazing tune, certainly up there with the best so far this year. As someone who only knew Elbow by various Coldplay associations and 'Forget Myself', I came to this track and was truly blown away. The Manchester band have managed to make something that wouldn't sound out of place on an old western blues movie, with an absolute stomper of a riff that kicks in after the quiet, almost sinister intro. If the rest of the album this is from is like this, Elbow certainly have a new fan in me!


Why oh why are Elbow not global megastars? Perhaps that would detract from my love of them, but it is surely what they deserve for the consistent genius of their music - this is terrific but merely what we have grown to expect from them. As anyone who has seen them live will confirm, they also deliver the goods with incredibly entertaining shows and a front man in Guy who could also do stand up! If this is your first experience of Elbow, buy the back catalogue and tell your friends!


Formed: 1997 in Manchester, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Injecting a wider range of emotions into their music than most of their guitar-based British peers, Elbow have been known to refer to their orchestral, grandiose sound as "prog without the solos." The members of the band -- vocalist Guy Garvey, drummer Richard Jupp, organist Craig Potter, guitarist Mark Potter, and bassist Pete Turner -- met during the early '90s while attending college in Bury. After moving several miles south to Manchester proper, the band went through a couple of developmental...
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