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Elbow: Giants of All Sizes review - a grittier, angrier Guy Garvey

7 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Elbow 's eighth album comes wreathed in a ghostly pallor. Recorded over two years in which too many of the band's friends and family passed away, the easy sentimentality of their biggest songs has been abandoned for something grittier, angrier and greyer. Giants of All Sizes is not an album to be filleted and squashed into playlists; it's the sort of deeply serious and carefully crafted work that would sprout a beard and a cable-knit jumper if you turned your back on it for a second. Several of these anti-anthems have intriguing codas and impressive ambition. Dexter & Sinister sets...
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