• Record Label: Sequel
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. RaxtaB
    Mar 6, 2007
    10
    The first essential album of the third millenium! well, essential only if you care about music.
  2. Rob
    Mar 11, 2007
    8
    A worthwhile buy. The general consensus seems about right; this album is good, and offers up plenty of music of the calibre we've come to expect from idlewild, but there is no really stand-out track, nothing to challenge the listener. Still, a great return to form for Idlewild, and I'm looking forward to more in the future.
  3. Alex
    Mar 24, 2007
    7
    More like the old Idlewild - not up to the standard of 100 Broken Widows, but a welcome and drastic improvement over Warnings/Promises
  4. BenJ
    Mar 9, 2007
    8
    Unlikely to win them many new fans, but for those, like me, who love the band this is another excellent, melodic release.
  5. Donnie
    Apr 18, 2007
    8
    Great improvement on Warnings/Promises almost as good as 100 Broken windows, but not quite
  6. Susantigoon
    May 2, 2007
    9
    Easily one of their best albums - tracks like Make Another World make me jump and cry for joy!
  7. MatthewB
    Mar 16, 2007
    9
    Magnificent
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. Such inconsistency is forgivable on an overreaching debut, less so on a sixth album just 35 minutes in length.
  2. 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]
  3. 70
    The powerful tunes make this an odd thing: a subtle album, fit for stadiums. [Mar 2007, p.83]