Leaders of the Free World was the third album from Mancunian plodders Elbow. It perfectly showcased their brand of northern melancholy that would later win them a Mercury Prize and have just married couples swooning at the sheer alcohol-soaked romanticism of it all. Bring a tissue and a pair of ear muffs. Part of a wider vinyl re-issue campaign of their back catalogue.
Vinyl LP £18.49 0894043
Heavyweight vinyl reissue LP on Polydor.
8/10 Jack 17th August 2016This is a strong pop ballad band and this third album, Leaders of the Free World, is the best place to start because it has their most accessible melodies and the perfect mix of slow-tempo and mid-tempo pop ballads, which will draw comparisons, musically, to Coldplay and, vocally, to Peter Gabriel. Don't let these comparisons bother you. Elbow is not a copy band. If you're looking for a bright sounding pop ballad that sounds like no one, check out the beautifully romantic pop band from Ramsbottom.
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