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Hope Is Important

1 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 19 Oct. 1998
  • Release Date: 19 Oct. 1998
  • Label: Food
  • Copyright: 1998 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1998 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 35:49
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  • ASIN: B001J8XNZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,606 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
It's not often I love an album on the first play - in fact Green Day's "Nimrod" and "Dookie" are probably the only other albums I could say that about. This CD is full of songs which you won't be able to get out of your head - you'll be singing along to the likes of "A Film for the Future", "Paint Nothing" and "When I Argue..." on the second listen. Much more interesting than the likes of Blink 182, more lyrically intelligent and musically diverse. The slower songs, particularly "I'm happy to be...." complement the more frenzied tracks such as "4 people do good" perfectly, in much the same way as "Good Riddance" on Nimrod. Why this band aren't massive is a complete mystery. Buy this and fall in love with Idlewild!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Sept. 2001
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Whilst not quite matching up to Captain, this album is still one of the best released in the 90's. Singles such as "When I Argue I See Shapes" and "Everyone Says You're So Fragile" are the highlights, but surprisingly (especially if you compare it to Captain), it has its tender moments with "Safe and Sound" and "I'm Happy to be Here Tonight", which punctuate the heavier material perfectly. Though only the singles would earn a place on Captain, the album is well worth buying. Idlewild are like no other band, and it's very difficult to describe their style. Maybe Scottish At The Drive-in with less shouting will do for that. Definitely one to listen to with the volume up, and the neighbours away. Top class, and for a full length punk rock album, nothing comes close!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 2000
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Idlewild deserved to be huge with this album. However, they remain largely unknown by the mainstream music industry. Maybe this is a good thing - they can't be ruined by the commercialism which destroys the creativity of many bands. This is youth punk that shows an outstanding intelligence and maturity when it wants to. The genius of the band shows through on such songs as "When I Argue I See Shapes" and "I'm A Message" whilst the devastating annihilism of "Low Light" and "You've Lost You're Way" demonstrate a burning feeling of angst. A beautiful sensitivity shines in the form of "I'm Happy To Be Here Tonight" and "Safe And Sound". Idlewild are a band who promise much. With this album they have established themselves and hopefully their next album will propel them to where they belong.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. donaghy on 9 Jun. 2004
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Since buying this albumn idlewild have become one of my favourite bands. There may be a few weaker tracks on the albumn but the rest is raw, really energetic, great music. Not quite as polished as the fantastic 100 broken windows but when u hear tracks such as "paint nothing" and "when i argue i see shapes" you'll rock out. Fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KENNETH MACLEOD on 21 Aug. 2002
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This is by far one of the best albums I have ever heard. Fast but slow, Angry but soothing. This is an album for all seasons. It is clear from this first full album that this band had so much potential and in their more recent albums they prooved this. This album has a melodic side as well as furious side. Idlewild were mature before their years and this is a good thing, they pay so much attention to the music as well as the lyrics, it is a refreshing masterpiece. Not what I expected when I purchased it but far better than I could have hoped for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 July 2001
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Have you ever listened to an album which stopped you in your tracks, pointed you in a different musical direction, then sent merrily jumping away? If not then "Hope is Important" could be the most vital purchase you ever make. "Hope is Important" is a collection raw, emotional idie/art punk songs which spew abstract, vitriol from every orrafice. The range of the music is amazing; with classic (british) punk rock sensibilities displayed by tracks such as "You've lost your way" and "You don't have the heart" occupying one end of the spectrum, while melodic, anthemic tunes like "When i argue i see shapes" and "I'm a message" lie situated at the other extreme. Idlewild in short are undefinable genius's whose music should inspire and uplift music fans of all rock genres.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pariah14@hotmail.com on 4 Jun. 2000
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The only british album to rival Nevermind. It contains all the elements that made captain possibly the finest peice of raw Alt.noise ever realeased and adds to it a tuneful subtelty that very few bands capture in their career. From the opening blast to the final meltdown of low light the album hits highs of so many types. The singles are not stand out tracks simply because every track could have been a single. If 3 colours red can have a top ten with the turgid beuatifull day then "safe and sound" would never stop selling whilst the brilliant, scorching "paint nothing" and "4 people do good" leave you shocked when "happy to be hear tonight" touches you so deeply. Scarily its still only The sound of promise almost fulfilled
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2000
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To start off with - this is a brilliant record. A record full of so many highlights, so many memorable moments I honestly think that everyone should hear it. It is about four seconds into the incredible "Lowlight" when you realise just how good, how wonderful an album this is. To use a cliche, there is something for everyone: the energy of "Everyone says that you're so fragile", the mosh-tastic "4 people do good", the beauty of "Safe and sound" all come together to make this a truly indispensable record. In short, you are a few ticks away from the best punk album of the 90's.
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