A perfect example of sticking to your musical beliefs and not giving in Elbow have produced yet another great anthemic track with Open Arms. After the critical and commercial success of The Seldom Seen Kid there was always the possibility of a hangover with the follow up album.
Fortunately for us Elbow have been far too intelligent to allow that to happen and with Build A Rocket Boys ! they've looked further to their roots, meaning that Open Arms not only retains their trademark sound but also avoids sounding derivative.
It's great to see Elbow continue to plough their own furrow and gives me hope that at least some artists that make great music get there eventually.