Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. On Make Another World, Idlewild dare listeners to ignore them with thrashing tracks like the punk/disco mash-up ''No Emotion.''
  2. Make Another World finds Idlewild balancing their twin loves of volatile angst-rock and vivacious indie-pop neatly and professionally.
  3. 70
    The powerful tunes make this an odd thing: a subtle album, fit for stadiums. [Mar 2007, p.83]
  4. There's nothing radically different on offer, but fans will take heart from the sound of a band re-energised. [Mar 2007, p.112]
  5. At ten songs and just 35 minutes, Make Another World puts its weaker songs into sharp focus, but the best songs and the band’s determination keep winning you over.
  6. A lot of Make Another World doesn't stick the way good guitar pop should.
  7. Make Another World falls off dramatically after the solid first half. [#17, p.91]
  8. 60
    Sadly, there's little to propel them to radio ubiquity or challenge the Britrock big hitters, but then, maybe, that's the whole point. [Mar 2007, p.95]
  9. For Idlewild fans, especially of the older school, there is more than enough here to warrant a pilgrimage to your local record shop.
  10. Such inconsistency is forgivable on an overreaching debut, less so on a sixth album just 35 minutes in length.
  11. 40
    Too often [Woomble] is an impotent voice struggling to cut through the clutter. [Apr 2007, p.88]
  12. Put simply, Idlewild have become a band of considerable accomplishment.... But that same proficiency proves curiously deadening.
  13. Woomble... shows an innate inability to keep pace, vocally and emotionally, with the thrusting guitars, driving drums and push toward intensity the band bids for.

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