Friday, December 05, 2008

2008 Top-20 Countdown - No.16

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Taking their name from an episode of the acclaimed BBC series "The Singing Detective" (a character says that the word "elbow" is the most sensuous word in the English language, not for its definition, but for how it feels to say it), Elbow have been releasing records since 2001 but started out in 1990 and, strangely enough in the music business, remain with their original line-up. Despite not being commercially successful, the group has been acclaimed by critics and famous artists such as Radiohead, Blur, R.E.M., U2 and even John Cale. Their latest offering, "The Seldom Seen Kid" is an amazing record, entirely self-produced (and mixed and recorded too). Their innovative but human sound, combined with their evocative lyrics, is reaching perfection, and was rightfully awarded this year's Mercury Music Prize.


  1. Δεν περίμενα ότι θα υπήρχε και τρίτος με Elbow....yes!!!!!

  2. @Eleni: Είμαι σίγουρος ότι θα υπάρξουν και άλλοι!