While some top bands struggle to have 5 decent songs on one album Elbow is one of those bands that I've come across as randomly as I think it can get. Here's the story, I worked at a Broadcast Music Production department for a few months and part of my job was pretty much cleaning house because they had a wicked mess to put in in fun terms. It was really a disaster area. So I took about 3,000 cd's alphabetized them, put them in categories and drafted a search system to make it easier for the people in the department to find what they were looking for.
Ok so what's the point? Well there were quite a few repeats in cd's and I was given authorization to pretty much bag them and get them out of there because no one needed them.... hehehehehehehehehheeheheheheheheheheh....
Among the 100 or so cd's I acquired was Elbow's second album, Cast of Thousands.... there then began my love for this brit band that lord knows why they aren't even more successful. What do they sound like? Check out the videos because I'm not going to get into any comparison with a band that continually amazes me and mainly because to me, they definitely have their own sound. People focus on the lead singers voice but honestly, the entire band produce an ethereal wall of sound that you can't help but love to swim in. Turn down the lights, turn up the volume, grab a drink and when you're done, tell a friend about any of their four albums including the recently released Seldom Seen Kid. Your welcome.
Fugitive Motel- from Cast of Thousands
Powder Blue - Asleep in the Back
Asleep in the Back - Asleep in the Back