Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kissing your elbow

Look, I know that I should probably bother to find some reviews, but Elbow: What the fuck? I mean, the last time that I heard Elbow, they were on a shitty mix CD between Coldplay and Snow Patrol and the CD came with a gushing, effusive note about how no one in America had heard about them but they were amazing, and they just seem to me like dying from numbness under a gray Michigan sky, and not in a good way. They were serious and drab, like someone earnestly handing me an overcoat instead of a song.

I keep hearing that the new album is great and amazing and nothing specific about what makes it so. I'm curious. What song should I hear and what's so great about it?