Idlewild: Make Another World

Steadfast Scots rediscover the rock

Idlewild: Make Another World

6 / 10 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 World’ is a welcome change of pace as here Edinburgh’s finest mark their 10th anniversary by cranking it back up to pre-MOR levels. Indeed, once the speaker-scorching guitars of ‘If It Takes You Home’ have done their viciously exciting deeds, it seems barely believable that this is a band whose singer spent much of last year wearing a woolly hat and peddling a solo album of celtic-folk ballads. Listening to ‘Make Another World’, you get the feeling that Idlewild have plenty of sonic terraforming left in them yet.



Hardeep Phull

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Idlewild
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM