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Punk Rock at it's Finest!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Hope Is Important (Audio CD)
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!