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A Modern Way of Moving On,
This review is from: Warnings/Promises (Audio CD)
To cut straight to the point, Warnings/Promises is in terms of it's sound different to the Idlewild of before.
Compare "Not Just Sometimes" to a track such as "You've lost your way" from Hope Is Important. The difference is staggering. Many critics seem to have written this album off, making it seem like Idlewild have sold out to their punk roots.
Certainly Warnings/Promises is not punk, and it clearly shows a line of heritage from The Remote Part. The band has matured, and so has the music. If they carried on writing the same punk, critics would only rebuke them for being stuck in a rut.
Have no doubt though, the talent, passion and ability that has been in all albums previous is still here. The lyrical genius remains, the music may be more mellow, but it doesn't stop it being great. Idlewild are still a cut above other modern hyped rock/indie bands, and as such this album deserves your attention.
Stand out tracks include the lead single "Love Steals us Loneliness", "Welcome Home" and my own personal favourite "El Captain".