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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. 80
    Most B-sides compilations seem to have been thrown together to fulfill contracts but Dead In The Boot has a form and substance beyond that.
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    80
    [An] accomplished compilation. [Oct 2012, p.100]
  4. 70
    Given that this album spans nearly a decade of the band's huge and peculiar journey, it's odd that its somnolent air actually renders it slightly one-note.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Nov 30, 2012
    65
    In all, a comforting--but not extraordinary--collection of songs. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]

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