Idlewild

Idlewild

Should such people actually exist, this download-only release is intended only for (shudder) Idlewild completists. A companion to their surprisingly durable ‘Scottish Fiction’ hits collection (there’s also a DVD on the loose), this ties...

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Idlewild: 'Scottish Fiction: Best Of 1997-2007'

Idlewild: 'Scottish Fiction: Best Of 1997-2007'

Funny band, Idlewild. Starting life in the mid-’90s as a thrilling, lo-fi indebted noisepop group with a brilliant mini-album in tow (1998’s ‘Captain’), the Scottish outfit then polished up and became a quaintly glossy indie pop band with...

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Idlewild

Idlewild

Despite the poetic promise of the title – imagine a ghost in your local arcade, it would put you off while you played on the fruities – this is a dispiritingly (no pun intended) straightforward workout in undemanding big rock . About 90...

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Idlewild: Make Another World

Idlewild: Make Another World

As good as Idlewild’s last album ‘Warnings/Promises’ actually was, it couldn’t have been more like REM if it had shaven its head and performed at a benefit for the Save The Long-Haired Tibetan Llama charity. Subsequently, ‘Make Another...

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Idlewild: If It Takes You Home

Idlewild: If It Takes You Home

Ah, Idlewild – welcome back with your swelling REM-ish choruses, delicate arpeggiated verses and the comforting AOR paunch of a punk band slipping into middle-age while getting regular bed baths from the Royal Philha… AAAARGGGGGHH! SCREEEE!...

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Idlewild : Warnings/Promises

Idlewild : Warnings/Promises

Medical science has so far been able to isolate three separate strains of the Big Music virus. 1) Coldplayus Torchsongitis: plagues sufferers with chronic bombast and crass sentimentality. Symptoms include staring mournfully into the lens while...

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Idlewild : The Modern Way Of Letting Go

Idlewild : The Modern Way Of Letting Go

What will the songs written by the five piece Idlewild sound like? This hopefully. By rights, a bone-chewing rock pig with Lemmy’s larynx should start howling after the garage metal intro. Instead, of course, it’s Roddy. Tying himself up in...

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Idlewild : Live In A Hiding Place

Idlewild : Live In A Hiding Place

Aww, Idlewild , haven't they done well? Bless. With their floppy fringes and battered cords, they give us another beauteous rumble from the abundant emotional jungle that is ‘The Remote Part’. Scarpering bassist aside, Idlewild are still...

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Idlewild : London W1 Hanover Grand

Idlewild : London W1 Hanover Grand

Welcome to the eye of the storm. It's three days until Idlewild 's third album proper 'The Remote Part' will crash into the upper reaches of the UK charts at number three, making their commercial peers the likes of Oasis , Nelly and LA...

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Idlewild : The Remote Part

Idlewild : The Remote Part

Scottish friction, Scottish fiction. Two years on since '100 Broken Windows' sank Indieland under tidal waves of riotous apathy, Idlewild 's fourth album sticks one up the cynics who expected another muddy Attack Of The Drones. 'The Remote Part'...

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