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The Seldom Seen Kid (album) by Elbow

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The Seldom Seen Kid
The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow (2008)
Release date: 2008-03-17
Overall rank: 437th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 474 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2008 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (87th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (437th)

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The Seldom Seen Kid is ranked as the best album by Elbow.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 474 votes)
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90/100
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84/100
 
90/100
05/19/2019 22:21
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80/100
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05/02/2019 20:48
72/100

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65/100
Really enjoyable album, however, it must be said that a few songs are slightly ruined by their association with shit TV shows, looking at you One Day Like This.
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70/100
Approachable enough, but it's not immediately apparent to me why it's so highly regarded.
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80/100
Fine acoustic based rock. But without wanting to sound too cruel, nothing you haven't heard before. Quite surprised it's in the 300's on this site.
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85/100
The major breakthrough album from Elbow, and one of their best. Full of great songs with Guy Garvey's Peter Gabriel like vocals on top form throughout. Great songs in, grounds for divorce, tower crane driver, and, the fix. Excellent.
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95/100
I remember the first time I put on the album I turned it up pretty loud and the horns on Starlings scared the shit out of me... ahaha.

FANTASTIC record. Heard it once and fell in love immediately.
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85/100
From manurock
Fantastic combination of the hooks of indie pop-rock and the elaboration of prog rock. The piano and keyboards are great and the vocals are different from the typical band.
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80/100
This is such a cool album. You don't hear this kind of music anywhere else. There's a guy with a like baritone voice, piano, strings, and really odd chord progressions. I like it. A lot. I love bands like this that really go out of their way to make music unlike anyone else.
Best tracks: Mirrorball, Grounds for Divorce, The Fix
Worst track: An Audience with the Pope
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From HoldenM
I respect this to death. I just wish I could really embrace it on a personal level.
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