There are few things in life quite as reliable as Elbow. Now on their third album, they have built up a strong following via their comforting, emotionally charged records. The essence of Elbow is encapsulated in the first song 'Station Approach'. After a seemingly unassuming beginning, a piano hook is gradually accompanied by ever more instruments whilst Guy Garvey's tender vocals seem raised on the same fears and hopes that we all share as part of our everyday lives. Much the same can be said for another fine anthem called 'Forget Myself'. The delicate majesty of 'The Stops', 'The Everthere' and 'Great Expectations' demonstrate their natural warmth. Only the title track really disappoints as it grinds and huffs and puffs towards its conclusion; it could be perceived as an attempt to "rock out" but it's workmanlike in its execution. Make no mistake, Elbow are not (and never will be) one of the UK's most exciting bands but their subtle and moving songs serve as a soundtrack to growing older.