« Thread started on: Jan 12th, 2013, 9:06pm »
I discovered this band by going through some stuff by my good friend Ned sent me . Anyway this band Elbow came through Ned's disc that stuck in my brain. The vocalist and harmonies are fantastic and it a band that is also a hit in prog archives too, web site site DPRP as well !..
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13th, 2013, 07:13am »
On one hand, I love a lot of Elbow's stuff... some of their songs are among my very favorites. On the other hand, they seem to produce an inordinate amount of music that is so dreary and depressing that I just want to run out into traffic.
Dusty I don't find them depressing at all, but I wouldn't play them to get me going physically like a workout or something.
I just bought this (on eBay ). It's a collection of B-sides released this year:
Wiki says: The reviews for the album were mostly positive, with many reviewers commenting on the overall downbeat nature of the songs. NME noted that "there is a strain of nocturnal lethargy that seems to run through Elbow's flipsides... it's odd that its somnolent air actually renders it slightly one-note... But there's nothing wrong with a gentle head massage after a hard night."
So after two listenings, it seems to me to be one snoozefest after another. "Nocturnal lethargy" indeed! I'll give it some more plays.
I just don't get Elbow, I've tried listening to the albums, I've even seen 'em live... nothing seems to happen I don't get all the raving about them.
Nevermind, I'm sure it's just me!
You are not the first person I've heard say this. (Who has good taste in music)
I guess when they do hit that part of you, that part that they do to me and other fans I know, it can feel just as personal and deep as the G stuff. I heard a reviewer once say that their music hit his 'heart bone'. I could relate to that.