The Seldom Seen Kid (Bonus Tracks Version)
With their fourth album, Elbow finally connected with an audience as big as their symphonic ambitions. Finding the sweet spot between Pink Floyd and Coldplay, the LP nestles Guy Garvey's grizzled baritone into epic arrangements of strings, horns, and electronics. With its sweeping violins and choral vocals, "One Day Like This" is made for star-lit arenas, while "Grounds for Divorce" sports a grimy rock swagger. The Seldom Seen Kid is precise but warm—and a winner all around.