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Build A Rocket Boys!

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  • Original Release Date: 7 Mar 2011
  • Release Date: 7 Mar 2011
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 51:38
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  • ASIN: B004NZ4WJI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,435 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Mar 2011
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For the first time in their long career Elbow release an album as one of the mainstays of British music as opposed to a perennial aspiring contender. Its easy to forget that prior to the "Seldom Seen Kid" their album sales would not have been sufficient to fill a large Bury pub as opposed to a football stadium. Ok this is an exaggeration but in every sense Seldom Seen Kid was a game changer for a band who had looked like they might drift out music lauded with critical praise but lacking mass popular acclaim.

On this fifth album they quietly and confidentially produce a record, which shows a band comfortable in its own skin. It does have some echoes of their best album "Leaders of the Free World" which was packed with big songs and thoughtful ballads, which took a while to register with music lovers, but once they got it they were locked into the Elbow "cell" with the key thrown away. There was little chance of the band producing Seldom Seen Kid 2 not least since Guy Garvey has admitted that the lead up to the album consciously felt "like a last-chance effort last time," and as a result they threw in everything and the kitchen sink. Pressure comes in different forms and follow ups can be equally tricky but on "Build a rocket boys" Elbow have succeeded and more.

All Elbow albums can take months to digest and on the first listens the overwhelming impression is of a slow burn. From there on the songs reveal themselves and even at this early stage if Elbow were to release a Greatest Hits album tomorrow at least four of the songs on here would be shoe in's.
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88 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Frey Bentos (PSN sevenz7rkseven) on 7 Mar 2011
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The Seldom seen kid (released in early 2008) elevated Elbow from little known Bury band to Mercury Winning - stadium filling stars. Build a rocket boys! has been several years in the making and I was fortunate enough to have my copy drop through my letterbox several days before release so have managed several listens already. I have to say at this point that It takes me several listens to really appreciate Elbow songs and this album has seen no change. Songs such as Lippy kids have been widely promoted and this track is likely to be more of the band that most people know and love. However further listens show that Elbow know this terrain well, there are slow building songs here that are layered and complex and will take repeated listens to enjoy. The subjects of youth, love, loss and death are all here and Guy Garvey does a wonderful job of injecting so much emotion into his songs with what appears to be such ease. Nowhere else in the album is this so true than in The River a stripped back song of raw emotion that is simply beautiful. There is no change in direction here from Elbow, something that i think they should be highly commended for, they do here what they did so well on the TSSK. An album that propelled them to such a wider audience that there must have been both persuasion and temptation for them to write anthemic stadium songs - the closest that BARB! has is Neat little rows.
This album looks set to follow in the footsteps of TSSK with real pride and that in itself is a real achievement for Elbow to be proud of - and one that we will be enjoying for quite some time to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By simonh on 26 Jan 2014
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My CD collection numbers enough to start my own store ... this CD from Elbow has flown in to my top 100 and is likely to hit the top 50 at some time. Their live performances are a dream ... Elbow aren't a band, they are an experience, a performance and very, very wonderful !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Metal Mike on 20 Jun 2014
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At last we have a modern group that create beautiful music. As a real oldie I have long lamented the common lack of of a blend of beautiful sounds and meaningful words in contemporary pop music. Elbow's "Build a Rocket Boys!" album is one of the best I've heard for years.Lyrical and meaningful and worth playing time and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nannaraine on 11 May 2014
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Guy Garvey looks like a builder an everyday bloke then he opens his mouth and the voice of an angel erupts.Once again the words and music on this album are haunting and poetic.Elbow can do no wrong in my eyes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl Hubbard on 17 Mar 2014
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Whoops, namechecked ABBA there! Like the Swedish eurohits, Elbow's music is destined to become the sound of a generation, a comfortable pair of loafers you take out when you are feeling downtrodden and in need of an injection of ..something vital! They remind me of the first time I got into Roxy, every track is a statement, exhilarating the first time and only gets better with each listen. In a time of "r n b", a la Jay-z, etc., Elbow restore faith in true musical genius - Songwriting! Musicianship! Pathos! Angst! Truisms! Every track is like a movie - EPIC!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trompe Le Monde on 25 Mar 2011
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When the highs are high and so are the lows you know you're listening to something special. Elbows highs are as lofty as any one else's this year, perhaps PJ Harvey wrote stronger material, perhaps Wild Beasts recorded the best song this year, but no-one comes close to the warm thoughtfulness that emanates from our metaphorical pillow, Guy Garvey; `Lippy Kids' for instance is almost choking in its beauty.

The aforementioned `high lows' are the masses pandering 'Open Arms' with its rather forced crescendo, and the odd Caribbean, complete with choir, sound of 'With Love'. The former is particularly out of place sandwiched between the simple, stripped back, 'The River' and 'The Birds (Reprise)' but as has already been suggested these songs are still strong, they are still quality pieces of music and deserve your attention. Perhaps one critique that could be levelled at Elbow is their lack of guile, their apparent desire to retain this rather un-ambitious equilibrium, this would perhaps seem a harsh observation considering their ability to move the listener but it is something worth mentioning.
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