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Make Another World [CD]

Idlewild Audio CD
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"We've never really fitted in..." - Roddy Woomble
"A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape." - Mark Twain

Roddy Woomble, vocals; Rod Jones, guitar; Colin Newton, drums; Allan Stewart , guitar and Gareth Russell, bass.

When the coke-shrivelled testicles of Brit-pop were still in full-swing, ... Read more in Amazon's Idlewild Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000M345AQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In Competition For The Worst Time
2. Everything (As It Moves)
3. No Emotion
4. Make Another World
5. If It Takes You Home
6. Future Works
7. You And I Are Both Away
8. A Ghost In The Arcade
9. Once In Your Life
10. Finished It Remains

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On Make Another World, Scottish rockers Idlewild have once again reinvented themselves. However, this time they've gone forward by actually going back to their roots. Perhaps more than any of their previous releases, Make Another World sounds a bit like one of their earlier, punkier releases. Frontman Roddy Woomble still writes lyrics that sound like American teen coffee shop fodder, but there's definitely an edge here that had until lately been lacking from Idlewild's albums. Take the title track for example, with its dissonant guitars on the chorus, or the soaring organ-led chorus of "You and I Are Both Away", or the pounding drums and duelling buzzsaw riffs of single "If It Takes You Home" and "Everything (As It Moves)", which sound like proper garage rock. This is Idlewild's bread and butter, and the band tackles these songs with a renewed energy and gusto. It's like Idlewild had spent the past few years trying to find their sound, and have ended up more or less back where they started. --Ted Kord

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IDLEWILD Make Another World (2007 UK 10-track CD album - Idlewild are back with their 6th album which they recorded in just six weeks in Edinburgh with long time producer Dave Eringa and sees a return to a rockier sound reminiscent of earlier releases including the singles If It Takes You Home & No Emotion issued in the SEALED jewel case with picture booklet!)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic return to form! 6 Mar 2007
By Rubens
Format:Audio CD
Being an old school idlewild fan I am absolutely thrilled by this new offering from roddy and co. Although warning/promises had its moments it struggled to deliver the passion and raw enegy that its predecessors remote part and 100 broken windows did.

This album sees idlewild ditch the folk tinged MOR sound that was theme of the last album and turn up the amps and get back to the energetic rock sound that orginally made me a huge fan. Roddys melodic voice and mature and intelligent lyrics compliment the cruching guitars brilliantly.

Get roddys fantastic debut album if you are a fan of the slower idlewild stuff

Immediate highlights for me include the album opener in competition for the worst time, Everthing, If it takes you home and Ghost in the arcade
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and raucous 9 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
For some reason, this music touches me in a place where other music doesn't.

You know the story... you catch a riff or hear a melody and suddenly the hairs on your neck and arms suddenly stand to attention. Worldy, poetic and meaningful, I am already hungering for the next album.

Scottish rockers Idlewild have done woders with their last few albums (see what others bought) and this is no different. Challenging and yet accessable, this music is a melange of traditional celtic essence, thrash rock and poetry.

I honestly feel sorry for people who don't like this music. This is class; this is real and this i s more than your average, McFly, Coldplay, U2 -- or just about anything else on the market.

I cannot rate this highly enough. A supreme experience from masters of everything.

Mr Woomble and the boys, if you read this, keep it going, lads. You're onto a winner.

MORE!

P.S When are you playing Ireland again.

MORE!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! I read this was 'mediocre'!!!?? 9 Mar 2007
By Muso
Format:Audio CD
I had heard some mediocre reviews about Idlewilds new album before it came out and all I can say is that they were clearly listening to a different one from the one I have just bought! There is a little more rock vs Scottish folk going on in some places (particularly 'You And I Are Both Away') which adds to the atmosphere. The guitars seem grittier than usual too! It is not quite '100 Broken Windows' but not far off it. I love it when you get surprised by a band you really like! Stand out tracks are the opener 'In Competition for the First Time', 'A Ghost in the Arcade' and 'Once In Your Life'. Idlewild are a quality product with soul! If you have never heard them before this would be a great start off point! It's worth every single penny you will pay!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Idlewild return with a fresh and energetic new sound that is reminisent of a cleaner sounding "Hope Is Important" mixed with the more heavily daring tracks from "The Remote Part."

Album opener "In Competition For The Worst Time" brings the band back to your speakers with a cherished pace and sound that fans of older Idlewild will adore. It's also a trendsetter for nearly the whole album, with the immediate following track, "Everything (As it Moves)" even more jump-worthy and bound to be a live classic.

Roddy Woomble's completely unmistakable vocals are still as mature with such great presence as ever, even more so than his recent solo record, "My Secret Is My Silence." Idlewild fans may or may not be pleased to hear that this album sounds nothing like the solo project, which is probably one of the resulting factors in Woomble's need to pursue his quieter songwriting spirit.

"Make Another World" is a return to genius for Scotland's best band. Singles "If It Takes You Home" and the infectiously catchy "No Emotion" are stunning grabs but it's the entire album that keeps you listening, never skipping a song. Songs like "Future Works" and "Once In Your Life" instantly seem like experimental tracks but they are so fitting and a mark of absolute clarity from a band that have been fighting with their sound since "Warnings / Promises" received mixed reviews. Both of the above mentioned tracks are rare gems in music, brave and different, yet extremely familiar and in tune with what Idlewild do best.

The album's greatest moment is in "Everything (As It Moves)" which gets my vote as the best rock song of the last two years and hopefully the next single.

Simply put, "Make Another World" is Idlewild back at their best.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't deny 5 April 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Making guitar pop is easy. Making good, complex guitar pop that evolves over the course of five albums... now that's a challenge.

And "Make Another World" shows that Scottish rockers Idlewild are still up to that challenge, wound with tight melodies and spiked with steel-edged riffs. It's a nice mingling of their prior albums' styles, with most of the strong points and few of the flaws.

It opens with a ringing, cycling electric riff, joined in by some rapid-fire drums and more riffs and basslines. Roddy Woomble sings rather sadly through the fast-paced rocker: "I know my name but I can't deny/I talk in silence like I'm used to/Graduation fits the worst time I could use/Confidence for the first time!"

The album zooms through a series of uptempo guitar-based rockers -- tightly-wound electric-guitar pop, rapid skittering rockers, and smashing hard-rock that just creeps over the line of catchiness. But they have a few slower songs as well -- ballads played with electric guitar, some slow-burning rockers that build up on a bed of roiling riffs, and more.

"Make Another World" seems to be striking a balance between their last two albums, one of which was hard-driving rock, and one which was mellow and melodic. So Idlewild gets the best of both worlds, creating rapid rock tunes and sprinkling them with melodic moments and some midtempo pop. If there's anything to complain about, it's that "If I Take You Home" seems too simplistic for the rest of the album.

But most of the time, their instrumentation is astoundingly good -- lots of ringing riffs and steely basslines, which are melded together into flexible, muscular melodies. Even when they play softer pop tunes like the title track, the instrumentation is smooth and strong.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, up to the standard I have come to expect from Idlewild
Ordered this as a present for Christmas. It arrived in good time and was as advertised. Was a good price at the time of purchase and the quality was as expected. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D. MALTBY
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Outstanding Idlewild Album
This was a bit of a funny one - I fully intended to rate this 2007 Idlewild album as 4 stars as I began this review, but as I listened again, I actually realised there isn't really... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Keith M
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have done better
When a front man takes time out from a band to release their own material It's often only a matter of time until a half-cocked album signals the inevitable split. Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2010 by P. Frizelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Belter
I'll keep this short. I have always "liked" Idlewild a lot, but never quite got wildly enthusiastic. UNTIL NOW. This album made me revisit them. Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2009 by George Kaplan
4.0 out of 5 stars Give It Time . . . .
I must agree with another reviewer on this album, it is Idlewild's best since 100 Broken Windows. At first I didn't think so, I wasn't particularly impressed, but after 2 or 3... Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2008 by V. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars In competition for the worst first line I could use...
Idlewilds first two albums, '100 Broken Windows' and 'Hope Is Important' were original, post-modern Scottish punk-rock, with glaring riffs and shouting lyrics. Read more
Published on 8 April 2007 by C. Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Two steps foward,half a step back....
Pity poor Idlewild...in summer 2002 they were on the cusp of greatness and maybe even bigger sales....then they stalled and now EMI have dumped them. Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2007 by DOGG
4.0 out of 5 stars Soft vocals of late/Loud guitars of old
I must admit that when I bought this album I approached it with a mix of great anticipation as well as caution.... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2007 by San
4.0 out of 5 stars Balanced, but not necessarily a return to form!
Being a massive fan of 100-broken windows & hope is important, i was disappointed with Idlewilds last release "warnings/promises". Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2007 by C. A. Mckee
3.0 out of 5 stars I loved idlewild
First off i'll say that i like this album. I like everything that idlewild have ever done, i think they're one of the most unrecognised and talented bands i've ever listened to. Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2007 by Jambon
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