Build a Rocket Boys!

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2011 Ratings: #50 / 908
User Score
Based on 42 ratings
2011 Ratings: #134
April 12, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

We should be grateful that a bunch of steady-goers like Elbow have continued to perfect their craft and simultaneously achieve such acclaim and recognition.

80
musicOMH

They've recorded another Elbow album, full of quiet introspection, subtly life-affirming melodies and the usual brilliant lyrical sketches of Northern life.

80
No Ripcord

It is not the finest album that Elbow have made but, I suspect, it is one that ‘everyone and everyone’s mum’ will be glad they did.

70
Consequence of Sound

They’ve crafted an album full of beautifully lush melodies, intricate patterns, and soaring vocalizations.

69
Pitchfork

More than ever, Elbow are hitching their fortunes to their lead singer, and with that, Rocket is by a large margin their quietest record to date, the closest thing to a Garvey solo album we've heard.

Felindie
80
Fav Tracks: With Love , The Birds, High Ideals
cwmDJ
90
excellent album with moments of beautiful tenderness, great vocal performance
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#7/FILTER
#10/Q Magazine
#16/musicOMH
#16/Under the Radar
#20/PopMatters
#27/No Ripcord
#45/The Fly

MISC LISTS

#20/Old Waver

Track List

  1. The Birds
  2. Lippy Kids
  3. With Love 
  4. Neat Little Rows
  5. Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl
  6. The Night Will Always Win
  7. High Ideals 
  8. The River
  9. Open Arms
  10. The Birds (Reprise)
  11. Dear Friends
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