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  • Summary: The eighth full-length studio release for the Scottish rock band was recorded in Los Angeles and Scotland with producer Dave Eringa.
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  1. Apr 8, 2019
    80
    Bold, immersive, and not easy to pin down, Interview Music affords Idlewild the space to find renewal in new ideas, a record driven by conviction, collaboration and the urge towards communication.
  2. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    With Interview Music, Idlewild have made another beautifully crafted, memorable rock record while at the same time giving their sound space to evolve. If Everything Ever Written signaled the beginning of Idlewild MK II, then Interview Music finds them discovering just what the new Idlewild is capable of.
  3. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    Interview Music contains a sense of maturity and introspection, infusing the record with a quality that can only come from artists with a defined sense of who they are at their core.
  4. They seem driven by the joy of making music great again. It won’t change the world, but record is a wonderful world all of their own.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Apr 4, 2019
    70
    It's a relief to find this eighth album bounding up to the gates waving some fresh ideas. [May 2019, p.87]
  6. Uncut
    Apr 4, 2019
    50
    Idlewild throw together plenty of ideas--without much cohesion. [May 2019, p.29]
  7. Apr 8, 2019
    40
    Interview Music is a record as dense and conflicted as the frontman’s gobbledygook would have us believe he is as a writer. Whereas before his depictions were flavorful and bolstered by solid REM-like rock songs from his surrounding team, here highlight pickings for intelligent insights are slim, and Idlewild as a whole sound lost and in the process of aging horribly.
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