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Picked it up on my way to work this morning. First impressions are that its pretty damn fine. any thoughts?
this morning innit?
when I've bought it and listened to it, which should be at some point this evening.
we don't listen to music in our fun-phobic office, is there a cd/superfluous but nice dvd set like the last two records?
dunno bout that. There was a special edition with extra artwork, but nothing very exiting
or more inlay card or just not these?
as in REALLY, REALLY.
I'm excited about buying an album on the first day of release for the first time in bloody ages. I'm going to buy it in Woolworths!!!! Old skool.
me too, elbow are one of the only bands i do that for now, and probably the only band i've done it for on every album! (apart from the woolworths bit)
I'm also looking forward to buying the new REM album in two weeks' time.
Which is the first time I've said that about and REM album since New Adventures, I think.
Apparently it sounds more like 80s REM, which means it should be great.
I've been listening to it two or three times a day over the last couple of weeks :) going to buy it today
so far 'mirroball' and 'on a day like this'....i'm a sucker for a ballad.
Just got back from the shops... the regular edition of The Seldom Seen Kid? £9.99 at HMV (or £9.97 at Sainsbury's, I had other things to get today, such as Neon Neon so plumped for the 2p extra).
The alternate edition, in the digipack with the "extra artwork"? £16.99. How about... no. The last album had a fucking DVD on it and cost less. Absolute moneygrubbing madness, and I don't know who to blame.
Close to, if not as good as, A Cast of Thousands... and yet, with nary a touch of the darkness that seethed in the undertow of that album (and crashed like a tsunami in Asleep in the Back) and less polemic than on the good but flawed Leaders of the Free World. 'Mirrorball', 'Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver' and 'One Day Like This' are doozies.
I think this album will sit alongside Lambchop's Nixon beautifully.
A couple of factors may have influenced this:
1) Listening to Elbow at 4 in the morning on a violence-free night bus is, in fact, the primary method of listening to Elbow.
2) I got this at the same time as the new Youthmovies album. Listening to both back-to-back, the realisation hits you that Elbow could easily reel off a recording of a YMSS album, but the other band would have serious problems doing the same. Ergo: Elbow are consumate musicians and that's what makes their deceptively simple songs so effective.
It is amazing. Whether they could reel off a Youthmovies album i'm not sure...
actually, yeh, they probably could. They're THAT GOOD.
Mirrorball is my favourite at the moment. I look forward to listening to it on the (hopefully) violence free train home later.
I really would've never guessed you like Elbow stealh-face.
Favourite track = Mirrorball.
Song of the year so far?
Definitely the standout track for me.