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5.0 out of 5 stars
Short and Sweet, 8 Oct 2005
Having bought all five Idlewild albums in reverse order, I can say that Captain was wirth the wait.
Self-Healer is the best track I've ever heard, an intense masterpiece that says it all in under two minutes. The lyrics are in Idlewild's trademark contradictory style, with such gems as 'A song is a beautiful lie'.
Annihilate Now follows, and is less frenzied and a bit repetitive, but nonetheless a very good song.
Captain isn't great but Last Night... is another adrenalin-booster, and the start of Satan Polaroid is sublime, as is the rest of the track.
The final track starts promisingly but fades away rather disappointingly. Six minutes is too long for an Idlewild song.
However, overall this is a great album, and well worth it just for the awesome Self-Healer.