Make Another World
I've only really become an Idlewild fan in the last few months, having become a bit obsessed with Roseability and When I Argue I See Shapes, which are both classic jump around your room indie anthems. Then hearing If It Takes You Home, the first single from their new album Make Another World, i was extremely excited about the release. Its a rip-roaring track with a punk attitude and sound that is reminisant of the 'Wild's early days.
Its a shame that the album couldn't carry this off throughout the whole album as If It Takes You Home is definately the most accessible and standout track on it, it just burst out of your speakers after a couple of mundane numbers. The rest seems quite standard, in a music industry that is flooded with ordinary sounding indie bands. Its not a bad album at all, its just i've heard most of it done so many times before that without an amazing quality or something a bit different it all just merges into one.
There are plus points tho. If It Takes You Home is such a quality track that i will just listen to the album for that sometimes, and A Ghost In The Arcade also emits that same sort fo energy and brings a bit of tension to the msuic, while still kepping an indie-pop touch.
I'd have to say this album was a bit of a disappointment. It wasn't the all out punk sound that Idlewild promised us after Roddy released his folk album or that i was expected after hearing the first single. Although its a hell lot better than their last album.
Idlewild - A Ghost In The Arcade
Idlewild - Everything (As it Moves)
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