💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 100 Broken Windows

Definitely Maybe props up the rest with 5.9

This week is Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows. Gertrude Stein says “how good is it really?”

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Best track:

  • Little Discourage
  • I Don’t Have The Map
  • These Wooden Ideas
  • Roseability
  • Idea Track
  • Let Me Sleep (Next To The Mirror)
  • Listen To What You’ve Got
  • Actually It’s Darkness
  • Rusty
  • Mistake Pageant
  • Quiet Crown
  • The Bronze Medal

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Guess I’ll have to give this a listen.

Film for the Future was a huge 10/10 song that I bought on dingle - edit, single, sorry @dingaling - as soon as I could. I bought the follow up when it came out and it was a bit slower and not up to much so I gave up on them completely.

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Next week’s album:

  • AC :zap: DC - Back In Black
  • The Breeders - Last Splash
  • Nas - Illmatic
  • Led Zeppelin IV
  • Prince - Sign “:peace_symbol:” The Times

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4/10. Not downright terrible but it’s significantly more plodding and mediocre than Definitely Maybe and not in the same league as any of the albums that have are on this list.

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Position Album Rating
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06
2 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.80
3 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51
4 Marquee Moon 8.47
5 The Sophtware Slump 8.45
6 Spiderland 8.44
7 Loveless 8.24
8 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91
9 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54
10 Definitely Maybe 5.90

Voted Led Zep IV just to see what @ericVII says, TBH

This is flat out madness.

25 Likes

I LIKE THE SHOUTY BITS!

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Before the HGATR thread I would have said 4 and moaned about it being boring compared to Hope but I went back and gave it another try and do you know what? It’s brilliant. Sure it’s the band slowing down a bit but they were getting a bit older and that’s ok. The song writing was getting better and there’s enough bangers in there to still keep people pogoing.
Still haven’t gone near the albums after this though.

9

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Good, but not in the same league as Hope is Important.

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Yeah this^. It’s a fuckinh brill album

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I like the quiet bits

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Bonus poll, favourite section of Roseability:

  • The “there is no roseabilty” bit
  • The “stop looking through scrapbooks and photograph albums” bit
  • The “Gertrude Stein said that’s enough” bit

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Of course DiS chose Idlewild

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Don’t worry, I’ll do Rio in one of the threads where I choose the album so you won’t miss out

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Appreciated

Actually it’s a 10. More to follow.

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10/10 - an album that meant and still means so much to me.

Roddy’s voice is like a warm blanket I want to curl up in.

Hope is Important is arguably more thrilling and The Remote Part was a bigger success but I think Idlewild’s best songs are on 100 Broken Windows. It is wonderful.

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Paging @thesewoodenideas you are needed.

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