Asleep In The Back (album) by Elbow

Asleep In The Back
Asleep In The Back by Elbow (2001)
Overall rank: 1,946th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 171 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2001 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (397th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,946th)

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Elbow bestography

Asleep In The Back is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Elbow on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elbow is The Seldom Seen Kid which is ranked number 446 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,204.

Elbow album bestography « Higher ranked (446th) This album (1,946th) Lower ranked (2,420th) »
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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Kid A by Radiohead and Funeral by Arcade Fire.

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From Brad1770 12/17/2017 07:35
I just don’t get Elbow? I find them extremely safe and formulated across their catalogue. I don’t hate them by any means, I’m just not finding that spark & I’ve really tried. Unfortunately I feel the same about this release
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From thirstyDog 08/11/2017 02:13
Pretty fantastic debut album. Not perfect, some songs are a little soft and cushy for my taste. But when it gets heavy, man it rocks in a really unique way. My fav tracks are Bitten by the Tailfly and Coming Second
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From garycottier 07/09/2016 13:08
The first and still the best Elbow album as far as i'm concerned. Excellent songs sung and played with passion. A superb debut.
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From Pastiche 08/01/2015 23:57
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From swagnadalf 08/16/2014 20:02
They used to be one of the most underrated bands around, but thankfully that has all changed. It's so well-realised it's hard to believe it's a debut, but there you go. Powder Blue, Newborn and Red are particular highlights and all quite moving, but like all their albums it's best heard in it's entirety.
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From Mother Nature's Son 09/05/2013 20:33
Hmm... I like "Don't Mix Your Drinks", a good song, but the rest is... BRILLIANT!!

I thought they peaked with "The Seldom Seen Kid" and "Build a Rocket Boys!", but it seems they started out that way. Always something amazing going on atmospherically on this album.

Elbow are amazing! SO underrated!
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From FieryGunHand 04/13/2013 19:04
Probably a more edgier Elbow than their later, more popular works. Powder Blue and Newborn are outstanding and have a raw power that they don't demonstrater more recently. Great album.
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From badfaith 10/03/2009 10:10
Come to think of it... Red is a top tune also.
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From badfaith 10/03/2009 10:05
Powder Blue may be one of the best songs about drug addiction ever made.
A romantic tragedy.
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From videoheadcleaner 10/03/2009 09:55
An amazing debut from Elbow and contains 'Powder Blue' and 'Any Day Now' as standout tracks. Just keeps growing on me!
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