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A long time favorite in their native land, Elbow are considered one of the best British bands. Below, you'll find a complete list of the best Elbow albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Elbow discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Elbow albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Elbow singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Elbow album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Elbow album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Elbow album of all time?" or "What are the top Elbow albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The English rock band got started in 1997, releasing some great albums throughout their career. In the UK, their first seven studio albums have all been certified either gold or platinum, with The Seldom Seen Kid certified triple platinum. The list below includes every Elbow studio album, including Cast of Thousands and The Take Off and Landing of Everything.

This list of popular Elbow albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up the albums you think are best, while voting any down if you feel they should be lower on the list.

The Seldom Seen Kid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elbow Albums of All Time
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The Seldom Seen Kid


1. Starlings
2. The Bones of You
3. Mirrorball
4. Grounds for Divorce
5. An Audience with the Pope
6. Weather to Fly
7. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
8. The Fix
9. Some Riot
10. One Day Like This
11. Friend of Ours
12. We're Away

Release Date: 2008

Artist: Elbow

Tracks: Friend of Ours, Mirrorball, The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver, The Fix, Weather to Fly, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Art rock

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The Take Off and Landing of Ev... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elbow Albums of All Time
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1. This Blue World
2. Charge
3. Fly Boy Blue / Lunette
4. New York Morning
5. Real Life (Angel)
6. Honey Sun
7. My Sad Captains"
8. Colour Fields
9. The Take Off and Landing of Everything
10. The Blanket of Night

Release Date: 2014

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Leaders of the Free World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elbow Albums of All Time
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1. Station Approach
2. Picky Bugger
3. Forget Myself
4. The Stops
5. Leaders of the Free World
6. An Imagined Affair
7. Mexican Standoff
8. The Everthere
9. My Very Best
10. Great Expectations
11. Puncture Repair

Release Date: 2005

Artist: Elbow

Tracks: Station Approach, The Everthere, An Imagined Affair, Leaders of the Free World, Great Expectations, + more

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Art rock

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Asleep in the Back is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elbow Albums of All Time
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Asleep in the Back


1. Any Day Now
2. Red
3. Little Beast
4. Powder Blue
5. Bitten by the Tailfly
6. Asleep in the Back
7. Newborn
8. Don't Mix Your Drinks
9. Presuming Ed (Rest Easy)
10. Coming Second
11. Can't Stop
12. Scattered Black and Whites

Release Date: 2001

Artist: Elbow

Producer: Ben Hillier, Steve Osborne

Tracks: Any Day Now, Asleep in the Back, Red, Little Beast, Presuming Ed (Rest Easy), + more

Length (mins): 00:58:02

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Neo-progressive rock, Britpop, + more

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