The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2008 Ratings: #23 / 735
Year End Rank: #10
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Based on 90 ratings
2008 Ratings: #34
March 17, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction Records, Polydor, Geffen Records / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

78
Pitchfork

Guy Garvey's got a great voice, and good thing, too. As Elbow have morphed from ambitious but sterile art-rockers to something slightly more visceral, his singing-- equal parts Peter Gabriel and Talk Talk's Mark Hollis-- has been one of the few elements linking the Manchester band's varied output. It's also what's helped Elbow stick out a bit from the choirboy pack of Chris Martin, guy from Keane, et al. At the same time it's not a very rock'n'roll voice,

which perhaps explains how, despite some degree of hype, Elbow have always fallen just shy of expectations.

DalekTurret32
100
Marvellously written lyrics, along with some superb production and outstanding instrumentation.

Starlight [102]
The Bones Of You [103]
Mirrorball [101]
Grounds For Divorce [98]
An Audience With The Pope [98]
Weather To Fly [97]
The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver [100]
The Fix [100]
Some Riot [103]
One Day Like This [106]
Friends Of Ours [97]
We're Away [96] (-)

Top 5:

5. Mirrorball
4. Starlight
3. Some Riot
2. The Bones Of You
1. One Day Like This
cwmDJ
95
song writing of the highest order, superbly crafted tunes, brilliantly sung, heart tugging romantic lyrics, oozes class
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Track List

  1. Starlings
  2. The Bones of You
  3. Mirrorball
  4. Grounds for Divorce
  5. An Audience with the Pope
  6. Weather to Fly
  7. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
  8. The Fix
  9. Some Riot
  10. One Day Like This
  11. Friend of Ours
  12. We're Away (UK bonus track)
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