I really wanted to be disappointed by this. 'Seldom Scene Kid' was amazing, almost too good. However, I was pleasantly surprised, 'Build A Rocket Boys' is such a feel good album whatever the lyrics say. The album opener 'The Birds', is truly rather quite beautiful.
However, songs like 'Jesus is a Rochdale Girl' just isn't up to the standard we expect from the now established band. It just doesn't sound like what Elbow should.
But apart from a few shaky songs, its a very good listen. Music to relax to.