Elbow: When Hard Works Pays Off

British alternative rockers Elbow began their band like many do – as a group of college students, looking to play a few gigs at a local bar. And as is the plight with many college bands, their group generally maintained slight visibility and stayed largely below the radar. What decisively set them apart, however, was not only their unusual sound, a form of British pop focused on both the alternative and avant-garde, but their persistence, as well.

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