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Biography

The British rock band Elbow was formed in late nineties of the twentieth century. That group is famous for its original sound that included elements of britpop and progressive rock; however the members of Elbow characterize their creativity as “progressive without solo”. This way or another, one just has to listen to Elbow’s songs to understand that the musicians are fond of experiments with the sound, and they definitely succeed in this sphere. Add rememberable, truly interesting lyrics and you will have the clue what Elbow’s music is about.

Actually the band’s story began in early nineties, but back then the group was named Mr Soft. Later it was shortened to Soft, while the common to music lovers name Elbow appeared in 1997. Then the rockers signed the contract with Island Records, and pretty soon the quintet prepared their debut work. Unfortunately their record label was bought by the industry giant Universal, so the release of that long play never happened. In spite of that fact, the rockers did not give the way to despair, and they finally issued the very first studio attempt Asleep In The Back in 2001. That album was critically acclaimed and Elbow achieved the well-deserved music lovers’ attention. Moreover, the band was nominated for two awards: Brit Awards and Mercury Music Prize.

Two years later Elbow pleased their fans with the second studio work Cast Of Thousands (2003), which turned out to be as strong, as its predecessor. The musicians managed to find their style that was really enjoyed by millions of listeners. The record Leaders Of The Free World, released in 2005, proved the high interest to Elbow’s creativity, who had quite an inventive approach not only to the music, but also to the album’s cover: it depicted the characters of the songs from Leaders Of The Free World. The British band’s discography was enlarged in 2008 by the traditionally strong album The Seldom Seen Kid. That studio attempt was very well received both by experts and music lovers, and in the USA it made a way to the second place in Top Heatseekers chart in a confident way.

Elbow's fifth studio work titled Build A Rocket Boys! saw the light in 2011. There is no doubt that the signature sound, interesting lyrics and the incredible energy will be enjoyed by the listeners, as soon as the quality of the presented material is unquestionable – Elbow established a reputation of extremely talented musicians, and their every single creation proves that perfectly.

Studio Albums

Elbow, Dead in the Boot mp3Dead in the Boot
Englishmen Elbow released a big collection of B-sides called Dead In The Boot. Totally different from the rest of their albums, this one is good in its particular way
2012
  • Britpop
  • Dream Pop
Elbow, Build a Rocket Boys! mp3Build a Rocket Boys!
After the marvelous album The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), so enthusiastically welcomed by the audience and the critics, Elbow did not relax, but worked hard to produce another top quality record, Build A Rocket Boys!
2011
  • Art Rock
  • Baroque Pop
  • Indie Rock
Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid mp3The Seldom Seen Kid
On the one hand record The Seldom Seen Kid is somewhat heavier and darker than its predecessors. On the other hand, it is still Elbow renowned for their amazing instrumentation and Guy Garvey's recognizable vocals
2008
  • Britpop
  • Dream Pop
  • Indie Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Elbow, Leaders of the Free World mp3Leaders of the Free World
2005
  • Indie Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Elbow, Cast of Thousands mp3Cast of Thousands
2004
  • Britpop
  • Dream Pop
  • Indie Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Elbow, Asleep in the Back mp3Asleep in the Back
2001
  • Chamber Pop
  • Dream Pop
  • Indie Rock
  • Progressive Rock

Lives