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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Return From Possibly Scotland's Greatest, 7 July 2002
To follow up albums such as 100 Broken Windows & Hope Is Important is always difficult but Idlewild have equalled if not surpassed The Remote Parts predicesors.
Their sound is more suited to a mainstream audience on this album as the first single from it, You Held The World In Your Arms, performed well in the charts. The best track on the album is going to be the second single released, American English, which is hauntingly beautiful and should cement Idlewild as regulars in the UK Top 20. Roddy's vocals shine through on this particular track over beautiful guitars.
The band enlisted the help of Edwin Morgan to help pen lyrics for the album and this shines through in many of the tracks.
While the whole album is excellent throughout American English is definatly a stand out track and one that must be the best single of the year so far.
Two words to conclude - BUY IT!!!