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Idles - Welcome
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Based on 19 ratings
August 6, 2012 / Release Date
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Fear Of Fiction / Label
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Bjartolini
68
Have you ever listened to IDLES and just thought: man, i wish these guys sounded much more like Bloc Party and Interpol? Yes? First off wow, second, i have the perfect EP for you!

This is quite the surreal experience, almost an alternate reality IDLES, now even though i adore the style they eventually found this is pretty interesting too, probably wouldn't have been as interested by it if i hadn't liked the other stuff so much. But still, it's an interesting start that lead to something quite ... read more
EntryIncomplete
58
IDLES sound a bit too commercial for my liking here. A lot of their core ideas are here though, which is cool to hear. Still, it just kinda sound like a weird mix between radio rock bands like Kings Of Leon and their later works. It's not bad, but compared to what they can do, this is really lackluster. I'm glad they moved away from this cleaner sound to roughen up more.
josecarloslopes
50
Favorite tracks : 26/27 and MEYDEI.
PipePanic
79
While not as biting or as snarling as Idles more popular records, but it's still got the tight composition and catchy hooks that prove that Idles don't need to be firing at all cylinders to make themselves entertaining.

Favorite Jams: Meydei, Germany, Two Tone

Lest Favorite: 26/27
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