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The Seldom Seen Kid


Download links and information about The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:30 minutes.

Artist: Elbow
Release date: 2008
Genre: Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:30
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No. Title Length
1. Starlings 5:05
2. The Bones of You 4:49
3. Mirrorball 5:50
4. Grounds for Divorce 3:39
5. An Audience With the Pope 4:27
6. Weather to Fly 4:29
7. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver 5:14
8. The Fix 4:27
9. Some Riot 5:23
10. One Day Like This 6:34
11. Friend of Ours 4:36
12. Grounds for Divorce (Live at Porchester Hall) 3:57



The Seldom Seen Kid, the fourth album by Britain’s Elbow, won the esteemed 2008 Mercury Music Prize in Britain. A moody, contemplative rock record rooted in the commercial ground tilled by U2 and Coldplay, TSSK didn’t quite reach the charthood it should have, for reasons having nothing to do with the music. Using quiet spaces, lithe strings, and pianos alongside glinting guitars and gently booming drums, Elbow, much like Radiohead or Doves, makes orchestral, emotional music that reaches deeper than many current bands. From the billowing, sunny “One Day Like This” to the blue-eyed soul of “The Bones of You” and the mournful elegy “Friend of Ours,” Elbow’s music — and front man Guy Garvey’s voice — is richly evocative and moving. The record’s pulse hits its zenith on the stomping chantey “Grounds for Divorce” (getting a popular workout over the years in TV and film), its veiled farewell to musician and mate Bryan Glancy (see “Friend of Ours” above) drowned like grief in a bottomless pint of Guinness. (Notice to Peter Gabriel fans: Gabriel covers the elegant “Mirrorball” as part of his Scratch My Back covers project.)