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Cast of Thousands [The Ultimate Edition]

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Critics' Reviews

91
Spin: 

Finds these thoughtful Brits exploring even more emotional territory. [Mar 2004, p.96]

90
Uncut: 

It's human where Radiohead are impenetrable, but complex where Coldplay are banal.... Elbow remain unquantifiably great. [Sep 2003, p.100]

90
New Musical Express: 

A record that anyone who’s ever demanded anything interesting from rock music should hear.

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90
Uncut: 

It's human where Radiohead are impenetrable, but complex where Coldplay are banal.... Elbow remain unquantifiably great. [Sep 2003, p.100]

83
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: 

Just when this occasionally draggy album threatens to give in to its own malaise, the band interjects a lound, jarring organ or jagged noise. [23/30 Jan 2004, p.98]

83
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: 

Just when this occasionally draggy album threatens to give in to its own malaise, the band interjects a lound, jarring organ or jagged noise. [23/30 Jan 2004, p.98]

80
PopMatters: 

While the first album broods, the 11 songs on this disc are mostly smooth and flowing.

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80
PopMatters: 

She's managed to improve on her last record, the universally adored "Back to Me," thanks to progressively mature songwriting, a stellar backing band, and solid production

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78
Pitchfork: 

Cast of Thousands rides the borders of sentimentality expertly-- Elbow's new-found hope in unity may seem like idealistic drivel on paper, but is carried off on record with refreshing determination.

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78
Pitchfork: 

Cast of Thousands rides the borders of sentimentality expertly-- Elbow's new-found hope in unity may seem like idealistic drivel on paper, but is carried off on record with refreshing determination.

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