Elbow - Leaders of the Free World... - Page 12 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2008, 07:59 PM   #166
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
I am very late to the Elbow party - or, rather, The Seldom Seen Kid party. I finally picked this up today and I'm only on track 6 of my first listen and I am completely in love with it. I had to hear The Bones of You and Grounds for Divorce a couple of times before moving on. I can't believe it took me so long to get this when I have never actually heard an Elbow song I didn't love although I only have Asleep in the Back. I have some catching up to do.
__________________

__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 11:31 AM   #167
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,691
Local Time: 03:22 AM
welcome to the club

Get Leaders Of The Free World next followed by Cast Of Thousands...
__________________

__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #168
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,960
Local Time: 02:22 AM
I've been working on a cocktail called grounds for divorce
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 01:30 PM   #169
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,691
Local Time: 03:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elevated_u2_fan View Post
I'm watching this again for like.. the 8th time now... they need to release a live DVD
__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:33 AM   #170
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elevated_u2_fan View Post
welcome to the club

Get Leaders Of The Free World next followed by Cast Of Thousands...
I think I have to have both of these by 1PM today. I'm fast on my way to a new addiction.

Which one has Ribcage on it?
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #171
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elevated_u2_fan View Post
I'm watching this again for like.. the 8th time now... they need to release a live DVD
I'll check this out tonight.
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:36 AM   #172
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,691
Local Time: 03:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joyfulgirl View Post
I think I have to have both of these by 1PM today. I'm fast on my way to a new addiction.

Which one has Ribcage on it?
Cast Of Thousands
__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:41 AM   #173
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,960
Local Time: 02:22 AM
You are going to like Leaders of the Free World, Joyful.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 11:54 AM   #174
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,691
Local Time: 03:22 AM
oh, I almost forgot:

Quote:
Originally Posted by u2popmofo View Post
I've been working on a cocktail called grounds for divorce
OH-WO-OH-WO-OH-WO-OH-OH-WO-OH-OH!
__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #175
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2popmofo View Post
I've been working on a cocktail called grounds for divorce
has a way of getting stuck in one's head
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 12:03 PM   #176
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elevated_u2_fan View Post
oh, I almost forgot:

OH-WO-OH-WO-OH-WO-OH-OH-WO-OH-OH!
I was just going to do that!
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 12:18 PM   #177
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 02:22 AM
I finally picked up a copy of The Seldom Seen Kid (which looks to me to be missing a hyphen in its title...never a good sign, as far as I'm concerned), and I just don't seem to "get it," or whatever. I'm not attacking the band or the record in any way, but, rather, simply saying that it hasn't really done very much, for me. I'd take The Clientele, any day of the week. Also, I do not dislike the band based on typographical discrimination. Just being observant, is all.

Anyway, I would like to request a favor. What I'm asking for is pretty simple, and I'm genuinely interested: could anybody who really enjoys this band and, particularly, this record, state in both specific detail (ie, no "It just sounds SO GREAT!!!!!!!/thread") and non-condescending or -confrontational terms what about it he or she finds so appealing? Like I said, I really am interested. I think that this is a record I'm supposed to like, based on my tastes, but that I so far just don't. I find it kind of sleepy... I wonder if the perspectives of some fans will help me to listen with a different set of ears. Holler at your boy.
__________________
If you shout... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 12:33 PM   #178
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,691
Local Time: 03:22 AM
I really can't explain why I like them... My wife doesn't like them very much either and I can't for the life of me see why, she says they remind her of easy listening which I don't hear at all.

I like his voice, it has a deeper tone and a dark edge which I find appealing and you can hear his accent which works for me.

The music itself is layered and has a textured feel which I enjoy. A song like Mirrorball is rewarding with repeat listening because I keep discovering different levels. On the other hand Some Riot is simple and haunting.

I dunno though, when it comes to liking something no amount of other people telling you how much they like something is going to make you like it if you don't.
__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #179
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 01:22 AM
There are certainly others here who can speak to this better than I can but what I love about Elbow is a lush sound that blends the magestic and the intimate. Sweeping orchestral arrangements, anthemic cresendos, choirs, intelligent lyrics, Guy Garvey's swooning vocals... it's all calming yet passionate. I don't know, they don't really sound like anybody else.
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 02:50 PM   #180
ONE
love, blood, life
 
powerhour24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,645
Local Time: 04:22 AM
They aren't afraid to pour real passion and emotion in to their songs, whether that makes them more listenable or not (which is a major factor that draws me to lots of U2's work), and other than a few tracks I really think their music does take time to grow on you, after listening to some individual tracks that I really liked Asleep in the Back was the first album of theirs I bought and listened to and yes it did come off as sleepy and not all that interesting, but then you start to here the details, the lyrics are haunting and applicable to a wide swath of situations, while remaining cryptic enough to not be painfully obvious. Their instrumentation is another thing I really like about them, often their songs work with just building on regular rock instruments, but their albums seem to rise and fall on tracks that add more and more to the sound with subtle added instruments, like the organ on "Newborn" and then the sound retreats again. I'm amazed by their ability to be both dreamily quiet and anthemic over the course of a few songs. I can see why they haven't broken out completely (although I'm surprised a song like "One Day Like This" isn't a massive hit), but I think for artistic reasons that might be a good thing.
__________________

__________________
powerhour24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
elbow

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com