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Elbow are an English alternative rock band consisting of Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997. Their six studio albums are Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Build a Rocket Boys! (2011), and The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014). Their studio albums, as well as their B-sides compilation Dead in the Boot (2012), all reached the top 15 of the British album chart. Seven of their singles placed in the top 40 of the British singles chart. Their most recent album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, reached number one on the British charts, making it their first album to top the charts.

In 2008 Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group. In 2012 they released "First Steps", the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Asleep in the Back Elbow 3 8
2003 Cast of Thousands Elbow 4 5
2005 Leaders of the Free World Elbow 4 5
2008 The Seldom Seen Kid Elbow 4.75 8
2011 Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow 3.65 6
2014 The Take Off and Landing of Everything Elbow 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 B-Sides and Remixes Elbow 1
2007 B-Sides Elbow 1
2012 Dead in the Boot Elbow 5
2012 The Definitive Vinyl Album Box Set Elbow 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Seldom Seen Kid Live at Abbey Road Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra 2
2008 Live From London (iTunes Exclusive) Elbow 1
2013 Live at Jodrell Bank Elbow 2
2003-08-20: Virgin Megastore, Oxford Street, London, UK Elbow 1
2003-09-22: Black Session #197: Paris, France Elbow 1
2008-05-08: Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA, USA Elbow 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Red Elbow 3
2001 Powder Blue Elbow 3
2001 Newborn Elbow 2
2002 Asleep in the Back / Coming Second Elbow 2
2003 Fallen Angel Elbow 3
2003 Fugitive Motel Elbow 2
2004 Not a Job Elbow 3
2004 Grace Under Pressure / Switching Off Elbow 2
2005 Forget Myself Elbow 4
2005 Leaders of the Free World Elbow 3
2008 Grounds for Divorce Elbow 3
2008 One Day Like This Elbow 3
2008 The Bones of You Elbow 1
2011 Neat Little Rows Elbow 2
2011 Lippy Kids Elbow 1
2011 Open Arms Elbow 1
2012 First Steps Elbow 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 The Noisebox E.P. Elbow 1
2000 The Newborn EP Elbow 2
2001 The Any Day Now EP Elbow 2
2015 Lost Worker Bee EP Elbow 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 World Café Live EP Elbow 2

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