Steven Doherty


It’s a shame that people will have long made their minds up about IDLES, as this is a genuinely mind-changing record.


There’s not an idea that doesn’t come off, not a note wasted on the whole album. It arrives, it hits like a punch and then it doesn’t outstay its welcome, it’s an addictive potion that makes for repeated listens.

They once said that nostalgia isn’t what it was, but looking back has served them very well here.

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