The Seldom Seen Kid is not a Seldom Seen Album

26Jun08

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (Polydor)

Miss me? Here is another review from the Polydor released album The Seldom Seen Kid from Elbow. On the same lines as Liam Finn, Elbow’s album is filled with complicated melodies that come off as simple and beautiful.

From the enchanting “Starlings” to the desperate “love ballad” of ” An Audience with the Pope” to the dismal (and chanting) “The Fix”, the songs have movement and as trite as it is to say, sound different from track to track. Although, those adjectives describe a sad and depressing album, I assure that’s not what you’ll get. The album is sincere and honest, which is a must have in today’s music.

This album has already been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered’s Spring Preview and is expected to be mentioned a lot more.

Track Listing
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

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One Response to “The Seldom Seen Kid is not a Seldom Seen Album”

  1. 1 t747

    renovating… I’ll have to try to give this album a listen…


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