Hope Is Important - Idlewild
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  1. You've Lost Your Way]
  2. Film for the Future]
  3. Paint Nothing]
  4. When I Argue I See Shapes]
  5. 4 People Do Good]
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  1. You've Lost Your Way]
  2. Film for the Future]
  3. Paint Nothing]
  4. When I Argue I See Shapes]
  5. 4 People Do Good]
  6. I'm Happy to Be Here Tonight]
  7. Everyone Says You're So Fragile]
  8. I'm a Message]
  9. You Don't Have the Heart]
  10. Close the Door]
  11. Safe and Sound]
  12. Low Light]
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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. "I'm Happy ...

Hope Is Important 1999, Odeon

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Hope Is Important 1999, EMI Music Distribution

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