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The Seldom Seen Kid

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With their fourth album, Elbow finally connected with an audience as big as their symphonic ambitions. Finding the sweet spot between Pink Floyd and Coldplay, the LP nestles Guy Garvey's grizzled baritone into epic arrangements of strings, horns and electronics. With its sweeping violins and choral vocals, "One Day Like This" is made for star-lit arenas, while "Grounds for Divorce" sports a grimy rock swagger. The Seldom Seen Kid is precise but warm—and a winner all around.

Customer Reviews

One of the best

Definatly worth the $12. Its an album that grows on you. Its dark yet somehow incorportaes great sing a long lyrics and surprising twists. Its my album of 2008 so far. If you like Radiohead then Elbow will really float your boat.

2008 Mercury Prize Winners


Must add to your collection

I got this album based after listening to "One Day Like This" and it has just grown and grown on me. Wonderful lyrics and music that takes you on a journey.


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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