Asleep In The Back

Elbow - Asleep In The Back
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Based on 8 reviews
2001 Ratings: #57 / 177
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Based on 40 ratings
2001 Ratings: #30
May 7, 2001 / Release Date
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V2 / Label
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Elbow's debut is very promising. Very emotive and at points very harsh and lo-fi, 'Asleep In the Back' provides us with an album of Elbow showing us they're a force to be reckoned with. It's almost a sort of brit-pop revival but with some of the grit you'd expect on Blur's self-titled record. Guy's vocals range from low-key to loud and passionate on this record and while there are some moments on here where no real new ideas are showcased (Can't Stop for example), Elbow do provide us with a ... read more
A great start for a great band! Some of the best mixing i've heard, each individual layer is so well produced, that no matter how far down the mix you go, you find something wonderful to grasp onto.
Asleep in the Back has a nice repertoire of gorgeous tracks like Red and Powder Blue, that hold your attention with simple but beautiful melodies,each instrument patiently playing support, but getting a chance to lead on another track. Whether it's the tremolo guitar on Powder Blue or the piano on ... read more
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