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1.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Load of Rubbish in the History of Music, 22 Jun. 2009
This review is from: The Seldom Seen Kid (Audio CD)
This album is downright rubbish. The sound is awful and the recordings are badly produced - throwing in random orchestral outbursts does not good music make. The lyrics are meandering, pointless, artless and prosaic - who cares what this guy is on about? The songs are utterly tuneless. Imagine some tone-deaf person reading, say, Jose Saramago and putting it to their own stupendously dull self-made "tune" - that might give you a hint of what this album is like. Worst of all is the singer. Whoever he is, I HATE his voice - it is simply HORRIBLE. His heavily accented delivery is absolutely VILE - but no doubt the Mercury Mavens would call it gritty, or something. Look, just take my advice and DON'T buy this album.
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Initial post: 14 Sep 2009 11:25:04 BDT
Simon says:
You are talking out of your backside. If you can't appreciate Elbow's amazing album then I think you know nothing about music. Even if it isn't your type of music the recording quality and lyrics are superb. The music is inventive and Guy Garvey's voice is sublime. They are also fantastic live in Concert and I feel sorry for you if you can't enjoy this amazing album.

Posted on 30 Nov 2009 03:14:02 GMT
N. Barrett says:
I kind of pity the man or woman who wrote this review, dear oh dear.....god knows where to start with your opinion, in fact i'm not going to, I just kind of feel sorry for you that you've lived life this far with such a blinkered backward point of view, hope to god your situation improves mate!

Posted on 16 May 2011 09:44:26 BDT
This review is so completely devoid of intelligence that it deserves to win some kind of award. The comments, in terms of aesthetic comment (one would like to say 'fact' but opinions ain't facts whichever way round you look at it), are the most wildly inappropriate and the most juvenile I have ever read, and that's going some. The lyrics comment - "meandering, pointless, artless and prosaic" - given the superlatives deservedly regularly thrown at Guy Garvey can only be explained by someone who is a personal enemy or rival of the GG himself. Ditto the comments on the album's melodic content. Or some embittered U2 fan who can't bear the fact that an English band have made an album worth more than U2's entire input put together (an opinion I'd defend for the rest of my life notwithstanding the fact that GG is a HUGE U2 fan). For it surely is not possible for anyone to be so concrete-headed about art so much as the Un-Miracle of Whatever he calls himself. And ooooh, get him using a word like "maven." Get you!
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