Highly Praised Third Album ‘LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD’ By ELBOW Came Out 15 Years Ago

13 September 2020

Band: ELBOW (Manchester)
Album: LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD – third LP
Released: 12 September 2005 – 15 years ago

NME verdict: “Returning to his roots to record Elbow’s third album inspired Guy Garvey to write this love letter to his home town, warts and all. It also happens to be their best LP yet… Elbow’s Guy Garvey isn’t your average pop star. A romantic grump with the voice of a cherub, he makes no attempt to cover up his thirtysomething years with a fake birth certificate. He doesn’t dance. He barely even shaves. And then there’s his band, who after 10 years of struggle have earned themselves a reputation as the drinking man’s Coldplay… If there’s any justice, it should also see Garvey rubbing shoulders with other anti-popstars like Chris Martin. ‘Leaders Of The Free World’ is a masterpiece; further proof that this is a band to last you a lifetime.”

“I’m not David Bowie. Who are we kidding? At the end of the day, I’m the same
person I’ve always been. I’m Don Garvey’s son from up the road.”
Guy Harvey

Singles: Forget Myself / Leaders Of The Free World

– FORGET MYSELF –

– LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD –

Full album…

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