Tuesday, October 7 2014
PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.
Wednesday, March 9 2011
Elbow had been labouring at their craft for years, before making the breakthrough of a lifetime with 2008's The Seldom Seen Kid. Now, Elbow's Pete Turner talks about the success of their last album and how they set about following it with their new release, Build a Rocket Boys!.
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Monday, December 8 2008
British music in 2008 was for once every bit the match of its American equivalent, and tantalisingly suggested there's much more to come.
Monday, August 25 2008
With their new album The Seldom Seen Kid fresh on shelves, the guys in Elbow sit down with PopMatters to reflect on the losses, tragedies, and hopes that got them to where they are now, all while celebrating the music that continues to unite this group over nearly two decades of existence.
Thursday, March 13 2014
The Mancunian quintet seem to be reassessing their songwriting approach, experimenting a bit, and tweaking their signature sound. If this sixth album is any indication, Elbow’s chef-d'œuvre is still ahead on the horizon.
Thursday, September 20 2012
A fire is by its very nature a tantrum of elements -- instability made manifest. As it approaches equalization through conversion, it approaches calm. This is the same conceptual space occupied by Elbow’s Dead in the Boot.
Monday, March 21 2011
With their precise songs and patient delivery, Elbow continues to be worth close examination.
Thursday, March 5 2009
Tuesday, April 22 2008
Elbow has once again proved that it’s a band that’s looking forward and doing things in its own inimitable way.
Thursday, July 18 2013
With all the sessions that you can find online, the Toy Sessions stand out for their creativity and their charitable cause.
Tuesday, November 29 2011
A special piece of music created by British alt rock band elbow for the 2012 Olympics in London is now in the final stages of production.
Friday, July 31 2009
PopMatters loved Elbow's latest album, The Seldom Seen Kid, placing it at #9 on our top 60 album list last year. The Manchester band stopped by KCRW's
Tuesday, August 25 2009
The British alternative rock band Elbow finally finds itself "mercifully free of the pressures" of anonymity. All it took was three brilliant records, followed by