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100 Broken Windows/Hope Is Imporant

Idlewild Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000BUZFI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 533,414 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Little Discourage
2. I Don't Have The Map
3. These Wooden Ideas
4. Roseability
5. Idea Track
6. Let Me Sleep (Next To The Mirror)
7. Listen To What You've Got
8. Actually It's Darkness
9. Rusty
10. Mistake Pageant
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. You've Lost Your Way
2. A Film For The Future
3. Paint Nothing
4. When I Argue I See Shapes
5. 4 People Do Good
6. I'm Happy To Be Here Tonight
7. Everyone Says You're So Fragile
8. I'm A Message
9. You Don't Have The Heart
10. Close The Door
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By Victor HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
I started listening to Idlewild because I love Roddy Woomble's solo music, his gorgeous brand of modern celtic folk, and I wanted to explore his back catalogue. I started with the debut album, 1998's `Captain', and got a bit of a surprise to find a grungy, punky moshpit rocker rather than the folk I had expected.

Hope is Important is their second album, released in 1998, the same year as their debut. It follows very much in the same vein as their debut, with a wall of high energy guitars and screamed vocals emerging from the speakers, as the band relieve their teenage frustrations with the world through the milieu of rock music. The band have progressed though, the sound is a little more complex, and they have learned some new techniques, such as the use of feedback, to enhance the sound. And it's not all frenetic rock, in tracks such as `you and me talk freely now' and `safe and sound' there are glimpses of a more reflective sound that would, over the years, mature and become more prominent in their work. It's another excellent album, worth four stars.

100 Broken Windows is their third album, released in 2000. It's still an energetic album, but the sound has matured somewhat. The band use better production to give a sound that is more layered, textured and subtle than the in your face guitar led rock of their first two albums. It's still guitar led rock, but it sounds more mature and there are moments of quieter reflection. It's a very assured piece of work from a band that are still full of ideas and creativity, now coupled to experience and knowledge to produce a classic little rocker of an album. Four stars.

This excellent twofer gives you the opportunity to collect two classy rock albums from Scotland's finest for a modest price - priceless...
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