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  • Summary: This is a 13-track compilation of B-sides from the Manchester, England, alternative rock band.
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  1. Nov 27, 2012
    80
    Even as the album moves between sleepy, whispered gentility and brief outbreaks of shaking guitar noise, the sullen mood and expansive echoing textures make Dead in the Boot feel of a single piece.
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    80
    If you're an Elbow fan, you don't need me to tell you that this means go forth and buy the album with confidence that it's yet another solid assembly of somber melodies. If they're new to you, this will probably be just the beginning of a long and easy love affair with the band.
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    80
    [An] accomplished compilation. [Oct 2012, p.100]
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    Dead in the Boot is a quieter, more abstract affair that feels surprisingly autonomous.
  5. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    While not exactly standing alongside their best in terms of outright quality, shows that even Elbow's 'hidden' past is worthy of deeper exploration.
  6. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    This compilation isn't for everyone and does contain a few duds. But there are more than enough gems in here to deserve a purchase from any Elbow fan or fanatic.
  7. Nov 30, 2012
    65
    In all, a comforting--but not extraordinary--collection of songs. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]

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