The most comparable thing to this album that comes to mind is driving with the top down in 1980’s Miami. Although a lovely thought, it doesn’t feel genuine or organic. Instead, it comes across as a glossy copy.
The instrumentation, paired with comforting vocals, make for a surprisingly groovy combination. The band accurately states that their sound “paints brilliantly colored landscapes,” which became apparent as the songs played.
Elbow seem to have found their source of light again with their newest release. On ‘Little Fictions’, we’re thrown into a dramatic landscape full of political misgivings, lost lovers, and (you guessed it!) mountain climbing.