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Idlewild - Hope Is Important download album

  • Performer: Idlewild
  • Title: Hope Is Important
  • Genre: Rock
  • Released: 1999
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Punk
  • MP3 album: 1326 mb
  • FLAC album: 1436 mb
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Idlewild - Hope Is Important download album

Hope Is Important ‎(CD, Album, Promo). Hope Is Important ‎(LP, Album).

Hope Is Important is the first full-length studio album by Scottish rock band Idlewild, released 26 October 1998. The record follows on from their earlier six-track release, Captain. It was recorded over a four-week period between February and June, 1997 in Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire. Roddy Woomble said of the title that it was one of those phrases "that can be taken completely literally as some kind of positive statement or it can mean absolutely nothing and it is in-between somewhere.

The members of Idlewild were barely in their twenties when they recorded their debut, Hope Is Important. Quite taken with the grunge surge of the early '90s, distorted guitars and textured basslines mosh among Roddy Woomble's screeching vocals, which are also abrasive and wounded. The first half of Hope Is Important has a high-speed disposition of punk chaos reminiscent of Nirvana's Bleach. You've Lost Your Way" and "4 People Do Good" rampage with angst-ridden themes, and classic vocalic disarray and complexity.

So much of the album is word for word that you wonder if Idlewild intended to appear directionless, and if the nonsensical track listing won’t put you off, the lack of substance will, at some point, grate your enthusiasm. Adored ideas at first move into constant samey territory – not necessarily do they have tedious connections with other tracks, in fact more often do they under-indulge in alternate ideas while over-indulging in safe, restricted patterns.

Essentially, Hope is Important is an album of singles. Only "When I Argue I See Shapes," "Paint Nothing," and "I'm a Message" manage to break free of the punk chains with commendable results. As a punk band, Idlewild is nothing special: they've got no political agenda, they're not ugly enough to use their social frustrations as fodder for songs, and they don't piss off government officials. But as a punk-tinged rock outfit, they have some cache.

This album has an average beat per minute of 124 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 109/150 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Hope Is Important. BPM Profile Hope Is Important. Album starts at 130BPM, ends at 119BPM (-11), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Idlewild. Everything Ever Written.

Hope is important is Idlewood's debut album recorded in 1998, the first full length release filled with distortion, Roddy Woomble's screeching vocals and utter chaos. This transitional album marks the beginnings of boys becoming men. A raw emo-punk album full of energy, laying out the path this band is going to go on in the future. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Side B. 1. Everyone Says You're So Fragile 2. I'm A Message 3. You Don't Have The Heart 4. Close The Door 5. Safe And Sound 6. Low Light. Hope is important is Idlewood's debut album recorded in 1998, the first full length release filled with distortion, Roddy Woomble's screeching vocals and utter chaos.


1 I'm A Message 1:14
2 When I Argue I See Shapes 1:10
3 Everyone Says You're So Fragile 1:06
4 A Film For The Future 1:11
5 You've Lost Your Way 1:30

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.


"Snippets from the Idlewild debut album".

℗ 1999 EMI Records Ltd. © 1999 EMI Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Track durations are not printed on the release and have been taken from iTunes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: LU004943 BIE NY86 .
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L158
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 7Q02

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