Release date: March 2011
Build A Rocket Boys! is the fifth studio album by English alternative rock band Elbow, released on March 4, 2011 through Fiction/Polydor. It is the follow-up to the highly successful The Seldom Seen Kid, and like its predecessor, it was self-produced by the band and recorded at the Blueprint Studios in Manchester. The album was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize.
The album debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums chart with first week sales of 78,177 units, having been kept off the top by the sixth week sales of Adele's album 21. As of 2011, Build A Rocket Boys! sold 327,000 copies in the UK.