They released their first album, "Hope Is Important", back in 1998 and followed up in 1999 with "100 Broken Windows, described by American music magazine Spin described as "the number one album you didn't hear in 2000". In 2001, they came up with "The Remote Par", which many consider their best work. "Warnings/Promises" was released in 2004 and debuted in the UK Top 10. In late 2005, Idlewild parted ways with their record label Parlophone/EMI.
Who's doing what: Two years after the split, Idlewild have signed with the
rejuvenated Sequel label and early this year released "Make Another World",
which was recorded over a six week period with long-time producer Dave
Eringa. On the album, the band returns to a rock sound that's reminiscent of
their earlier releases. It features 10 tracks including "If It Takes You Home",
released as the first single, and "No Emotion", which made it to No 36 in the UK charts.
Mr Badboy says: This album offers a series distortion-filled guitar rock numbers, with steel-edged riffs and rapid-fire drumming adding depth to "In Competition for the Worst Time", "Everything (As It Moves)" and "If I Take You Home". The title track and "No Emotion" are pleasingly solid rock ballads on which Roddy Woomble's vocals had me thinking of REM's Michael Stipe.