Elbow Archive

Playlists Albums of the Year playlist, 2014 I was tempted to call this playlist "The Arkhive", making use of a clever pun based on it consisting of two tracks from each of my favourite 25 albums of the year, but sense prevailed. >>
Retrospective RRP’s favourite albums of 2014 / Part 1: #25 to #6 Well it wasn't easy, but in the end I managed to pare a longlist of around 100 albums down to a list of 25 of the very best 2014 had to offer. Part 2 follows tomorrow. >>
In Depth Emergent Thrumming – a Playlist of Mercury Prize Winners The Mercury Music Prize has been going since 1992, and no matter what the naysayers say (nayingly) it's not without merit, as this selection of tracks from winning albums can testify. >>
20 songs There is no Ending What happens if you take the opening track from each of 20 albums and construct a playlist from them, then take the closing tracks from the same 20 albums, and create a playlist out of those, in reverse order from the original playlist? >>
20 songs Start Again It's all indie tweeted yesterday about a list of great opening tracks that they put together in July. There are some gooduns on their list, but it inspired me to go one better. And then another three more so it would fit into my 20 songs series. >>
Tracks Elbow – The Bones of You Share Favourite Elbow album is not an easy choice: I was originally going to go with Leaders of the Free World in support of its underdog status as the album … >>
Playlists April 2014: Not actually my top 30 albums 30 songs at a rate of one song per album, at a rate of one album per artist in my top 30 artists according to last.fm. >>
One Band One Day One Band One Day Share One Band One Day is a series of mini-projects in which I spend an entire day listening to one artist and one artist only. The goal for the day … >>
Tracks Elbow – The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver Share In their commentary on the DVD of The Seldom Seen Kid Live at Abbey Road, Elbow's Guy Garvey introduces "The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver": When we wrote … >>
Tracks Elbow – Station Approach Share We start August's playlist, naturally enough, with a journey home, and a sweet and tender song about making that journey. It's the opening track from Elbow's third and should-have-been-the-breakthrough … >>