Tuesday, April 1

March - Album of Last Month

Pretty. Okay. - Panic At The Disco 'Pretty. Odd.'
Not Very Super - Young Knives 'Superabundance'
Still Searching For The Second Decent Album - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly 'Searching For The Hows And Whys'
Spectacularly Overrated - MGMT 'Oracular Spectacular'
In Reality Very Good - The Teenagers 'Reality Check'
Anti-Poor (Meaning It's Great) - Foals 'Antidotes'
Masters With The Brain Thrust - We Are Scientists 'Brain Thrust Mastery'
Under Twenty One Songs Of Greatness - Mystery Jets 'Twenty One'
Break - REM 'Accelerate'
Er, An Album That Beats All The Above - Album Of Last Month of course...
Elbow - 'The Seldom Seen Kid' - Polydor
These have been around for ages. 'The Seldom Seen Kid' is in fact their fourth album, and there's not many bands out there who better themselves record after record. Elbow haven't done that, because the one before the last one, 'Cast of Thousands', was better than the last one, 'Leaders of the Free World'. So, discounting the last one, Elbow have very much bettered themselves record after record, and this is by far the best thing they've ever done. The world has only just gotten over 'In Rainbows', is waiting impatiently for 'Viva la Vida Or Death and All His Friends', and then Elbow go and throw this at us. Aside from the really unnecessary 'The Fix' which features Richard Hawley probably just for the hell of it, 'Starling', 'Grounds For Divorce', 'Weather to Fly', 'The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver', 'Some Riot' and 'Friend of Ours' are faultless to the bone. The most pleasant of surprises.
Weather to Fly