Best 20 Albums of 2008: #11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, He Doesn't Know Why, Your Protector
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
Recommended Tracks: Sweet Love for Planet Earth, Bright Tomorrow, Colours Move
12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Recommended Tracks: Lost?, Violet Hill

11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Recommended Tracks: Weather to Fly, On a Day Like This, Friends of Ours
Elbow is one of those bands that took a while for me to warm up to. Playing with their website made we want to like them. The piano sounds when you rollover each letter in their name was pure magic for me. The Elbow link above goes to their site where you can also play. Let me know what you think. Even though the lead singer looks like Greg Dulli of the Twilight Singers, he's got a definite Leonard Cohen quality to his voice, which I became down with. This Manchester band carries it's hometown in its music. By that I mean that this is the music you want to listen to on warm rainy days as you stare out the window.

Here's the video for One Day Like This:


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