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  • Summary: The second solo album for the lead singer of the band Idlewild sees his music move a bit further away from the traditional Scottish folk music of his past two releases.
  • Record Label: EMI
  • Genre(s): Folk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 22, 2011
    70
    The songs he's written with new acolyte Sorren Maclean and Idlewild bandmate Rod Jones are more assured than ever.
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    60
    It continues where his 2006 solo debut, "My Secret Is My Silence" began, mining the seams of British folk with out descending into chunky-jumpered sentimentality. [May 2011, p.103]
  3. Apr 22, 2011
    60
    While Woomble has a gift for an engaging lyric, the same perhaps cannot be said tune-wise.
  4. Apr 22, 2011
    60
    Like island life itself, it's quietly focused and won't be rushed. [Apr 2011, p.104]
  5. May 18, 2011
    60
    Idlewild's Roddy Woomble has made a surprisingly decent stab of his concurrent career as a born-again folkie. [May 2011, p.126]
  6. Dec 21, 2011
    60
    [Woomble] continues his journey into cozy-pipe-and-slippers-middle age on 12 folk-pop tracks which further distance him from his angsty, indie rock beginnings.
  7. Apr 22, 2011
    50
    This collection of tracks lacks that vibrancy and spark needed to linger long in the memory. There are a few sunny moments here and there but ultimately it's disappointingly flat.