Idlewild stubbornly continuing decline

Posted March 8th, 2007 by eric

Full steam ahead for Idlewild in its quest to continue sucking on Make Another World (even the title reeks of fey self-importance). The downward spiral since 100 Broken Windows has been so steep and slippery I can barely even listen to the early stuff anymore. Vocalist Roddy Woomble’s Michael Stipe impersonation has devolved into a bad Bono complex. In an interview with Q, the band discusses its delusional self-worth: “We’re still making very good records, we still have something to say.” On the contrary, the new record sounds as pompous and windbaggy as the last one.

Tags: interview · new release