Elbow – “Grace Under Pressure” from Cast of Thousands 
Hey kids, don’t you love britpop? I do. At least sometimes. You know, when it’s great and reminds you of summer and driving cars and having the windows open and being young and powerful. Elbow has always surprised me with all the sensitivity britpop should have combined with really thoughtful production and great performances. And with that:
THIS DRUMKIT SOUND RULES. It’s full and kinetic, frenetic and jerky and propels this simple little song about believing in love and giving the finger to the world a drastically different energy than the sleepy little intro.
My favorite britpop moments include the band Elbow, the first two Doves records, and A Rush of Blood to the Head. Yours?
Posted by Phil