Albums of the week

Nobody makes dulcet, arm-swaying melancholy quite like Elbow

29th January, 2017
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Elbow: Little Fictions (Polydor)

Nobody makes dulcet, arm-swaying melancholy quite like Elbow and their seventh album finds them closer than ever to perfecting their art. Bury’s finest are experienced and modest enough to know how to settle into a comfortable groove – leave three-year gaps between albums, just enough time to keep a looming presence in British rock without becoming predictable establishment celebrities in the process. Musically, Little Fictions is their finest work...

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