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Telepresent


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Posted Thu Apr 3rd, 2008 11:59pm Post subject: Elbow
I bought the new Elbow album - The Seldom Seen Kid - the other day. Any one else have it? What do you think?

For myself, I think it's the best they've done yet - as it is sonically consistant, with equaltiy of songwriting throughout, allowing the many moods of the album to perspire from it - something which has been dificult for them before.

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ratoutofhell


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Posted Wed Apr 9th, 2008 9:33am Post subject: Elbow
I do keep meaning to check them out - keep reading good stuff about them. Nice to see another recommendation!

"If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model" - Banksy

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cakebelly


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Posted Tue Apr 15th, 2008 3:52pm Post subject: Elbow
I bought the new Elbow album - The Seldom Seen Kid - the other day. Any one else have it? What do you think?

For myself, I think it's the best they've done yet - as it is sonically consistant, with equaltiy of songwriting throughout, allowing the many moods of the album to perspire from it - something which has been dificult for them before.

I am inclined to agree that it is their best work yet; maybe the death of a friend of the band (a music critic and the 'Seldom Seen Kid' of the title) has concentrated their efforts. Anyway, the album is well worth a listen from a consistently underrated band, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL4mywCOJXA

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cakebelly


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Posted Tue May 6th, 2008 6:48pm Post subject: Elbow
Okay, here's one more from the new album (audio only): Starlings (lyrics and then the audio)

How dare the Premier ignore my invitations?
He'll have to go
So, too, the bunch he luncheons with
It's second on my list of things to do

At the top I'm stopping by
Your place of work and acting like
I haven't dreamed of you and I
And marriage in an orange grove
You are the only thing in any room you're ever in
I'm stubborn, selfish and too old.

I sat you down and told you how
the truest love that's ever found
Is for oneself
You pulled apart my theory
With a weary and disinterested sigh

So yes I guess I'm asking you
To back a horse that's good for glue
And nothing else
But find a man that's truer than,
Find a man that needs you more than I

Sit with me a while
And let me listen to you talk about
your dreams and your obsessions
I'll be quiet and confessional
The violets explode inside me
when I meet your eyes
Then I'm spinning and I'm diving
Like a cloud of starlings

Darling is this love?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykFBe75IhHI

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cakebelly


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Posted Tue May 6th, 2008 6:57pm Post subject: Elbow
While I'm at it here's one from the album "Cast of Thousands" - it's the last one I'll post . . promise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk-RpmmL4Es

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Saturn


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Posted Tue May 6th, 2008 10:57pm Post subject: Elbow
Elbow are immense, beautiful, heartbreaking, intelligent, complex, ethereal, life-affirming, joyous...simply outstanding.

I went to see them two weeks ago, it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to.

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Telepresent


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Posted Mon May 12th, 2008 2:56am Post subject: Elbow
Ah - I didn't realise who the Seldom Seen Kid was. That makes a lot of sense

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