- Record Label: Nice Music Group
- Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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For a band whose frequent line-up changes repeatedly threaten to leave them at an impasse, Post Electric Blues is a testament to Idlewild's stylistic and thematic consistency, while standing head and shoulders above the two albums which preceded it, if not quite equalling their career highs.
Under The RadarOct 26, 2010Like or dislike them, this is a band who have forged their own sound from their formidable influences, and they flaunt it effortlessly, and occasionally brilliantly, on this fine album.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Oct 17, 2010Post Electric Blues is a very strong album, made stronger by Idlewild's history. This album has a sense of reckless abandon, in that it soundsPost Electric Blues is a very strong album, made stronger by Idlewild's history. This album has a sense of reckless abandon, in that it sounds like the band have made the album for themselves and no one else. The songs still soar with energy, but now there's a maturity that keeps them grounded.
Their first albums have a 'piss and vinegar' energy to them and some cracking tunes, which drew me to them in the first place. So when they released Warnings/Promises which is full of pop sensibilities and instrumentation, I rebelled. But a year after that I gave it another chance and realised how great the album is. Then came Make Another World which felt like a half baked attempt to get back to their rougher origins, and appease everyone but themselves.
Post Electric Blues isn't a return to form - it's a record of a band embracing who they've become and enjoying themselves.… Expand
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