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Elbow- The Seldom Seen Kid

March 22, 2008

Listened to lots of new music today so starting alphabetically!

Elbow -had only previously come across them in passing so not too familiar with their back catalogue which seems to be quite extensive.  Their official website is very well designed however you can’t stream any of their music there at the moment which is a shame.

The new album The Seldom Seen Kid has quite a few good tracks with Mirrorball and Weather To Fly as the standout ones.  However their first single Grounds For Divorce is unquestionably the best track on there- very catchy tune and undoubtedly will be hearing this on the radio quite a bit.  Overall it is a good album but I had this niggling feeling that there wasn’t really much new since I could hear whispers of Elvis Costello and Peter Gabriel quite often. 

Some YouTubes of the single and of an excellent cover version of Teardrop by Massive Attack.

Grounds For Divorce

Teardrop – from their cd Not A Job

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