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YAY!

My mood should be RIGHTEOUS because Elbow just won the Mercury music prize for The Seldom Seen Kid. How many times have I said that this was an amazing, heart-warming and beautiful album? I am now listening to them on Radio 2 singing One Day Like This slightly drunkenly in the style of Chas and Dave. Radcliffe and Maconie are just as overjoyed for them. I LOVE THIS BAND. They are fantastic live, they make you laugh and they can make you cry just as easily. And I know this means I am going to have to share them now, but I'll live.

Just in case you have not been assimilated yet, here are four magnificent tracks from the album:
Grounds for Divorce, used in the trailer for the current Coen Brothers film
Some Riot
Mirrorball. This is beautiful.
And finally, a slice of joy in recorded form, and the song of the summer for all sports broadcasters: One Day Like This
Buy this album. It will make your life better.

Comments

infinitemonkeys
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I don't and I can't find it on the usual ahemmery. But yes indeed, the BBC does radio (arguably more than it does telly). I think what you're after is the Maida Vale session from Radio 1. Most of the good sessions seem to be Six Music, Live Lounge or Maida Vale, if you're spelunking.

I don't know if you can see this but if you can, you will understand why I have a MASSIVE CRUSH on this man.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008/artists/elbow/
coffeeandink
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
No, no, I have it! I meant, do you want a copy? :)

I will check out the page when I have a spare moment.
infinitemonkeys
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Oooh. Yes. Also please. Would you like some rarities. I have Teardrop, a cover of Amerie's One Thing and the infamous Independent Woman cover, or some stuff off the EPs