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4.0 out of 5 stars Just the best Band around, 10 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Build A Rocket Boys! (Audio CD)
I had the tremendous fortune to see Guy and the lads at Cambridge Junction 2nd March 2011 for their warm up gig for the main tour. Opening with The Birds it was obvious the new album was not going to be a disappointment - however...

Now had a few listens. A couple of issues stop me from giving this the 5 stars that Elbow 'the band' deserve. I hate the added crowd sing-along in 'With Love' despite the song itself being ok. And I just don't like 'The night will always win', didn't like it live and don't like it on the album, it makes Guy's vocals seem a bit ropey which they really aren't.

Overall the album itself still stands well above the fare churned out elsewhere, but from Elbow I do expect the 'Very Best'.

For me, Leaders of the Free World is their masterpiece in terms of albums to date, I actually thought Seldom Seen Kid was their weakest, thankfully the new found fame and fortune doesn't appear to have quelled their creativity.

To get the best out of them, go see them live, trust me you won't regret it.

To summarize - for Elbow 7/10, most other bands 9.9/10
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2011, 11:46:38 GMT
M. Turner says:
Agree with almost all of that... know what you mean about the night will always win although starting to like it now. With love still isn't doing much for me though and a few of the others feel a bit off somehow.
Comparisons are hard, often the sign of a good band, but if I had to recommend any album to somebody new to Elbow I'd go for Leaders then backwards from there.

Posted on 18 Mar 2011, 04:46:14 GMT
Agree with every aspect of your review. 'leaders' is my favourite Elbow album. 'Seldom' weakest. Also think the choir chant on 'with love' kills an otherwise good song. 'the birds' an outstanding album opener. The live versions / in-session versions of the weak tracks sound better in their stripped-back form. Too much sweetening on these album versions.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2011, 10:09:24 GMT
M. Turner says:
Agree with that too - think re-recorded versions of open arms and with love would make the album far, far better.

Posted on 6 Apr 2011, 01:31:52 BST
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2011, 01:39:16 BST
C. Jeffrey says:
I love reading all comments from people who obviously love elbow-but not those who seem to think the band started and finished with ssk! Just cant agree with comments about 'the night will always win' to me it shows off his voice so well and is in fact (imho) a beautiful song and loved it live too :)
pps. I hope the two "ladies" seated two rows above me at the MEN arena and who talked all the way through the gig grow puss filled boils on their jacksies very soon so they will have something interesting to talk about whilst spoiling a night for everyone in earshot-thank you to the lambrini twins :)
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