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2 hours ago, PDAD said:

Pretty disappointed with this really. I feel like they may as well have changed each lyric to 'I'm a liberal' and it would have had the same effect. I am completely on their side but this album is just so...easy. 

For now, I'm kind of with you. I've read a lot of articles too with the band claiming Joe wrote the lyrics in the recording studio or whatever. However, I thought that about Mr Motivator and The Village, and now I like the both a lot.... They're just growers. Maybe. 

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12 hours ago, Sasperella said:

For now, I'm kind of with you. I've read a lot of articles too with the band claiming Joe wrote the lyrics in the recording studio or whatever. However, I thought that about Mr Motivator and The Village, and now I like the both a lot.... They're just growers. Maybe. 

Yeah I hope so. A few drinks in at Brixton, I'll be lapping it all up like anyone...but yeah, the lyrics do stand out for me a bit much at the moment unfortunately. 

I like new albums to teach me a bit more about a band; add a bit more to the puzzle of who they are. When Joe is screaming 'Consent!', it's something I obviously agree with...but I was hardly thinking 'Oh I thought touching people up on the dance floor would be right up his street!' Just seems all a bit preaching to the converted at the moment, and as others have said, without any of the humour they have used before. More, taking themselves too seriously...

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22.5k copies sold in the charts update so will likely be pushing 30k by the week's end. Considering that round 30 would put them somewhere between Biffy and The 1975, that's unbelievable.

edit: I realise that a band like The 1975 accrue a lot of streams whereas Idles sell 3 different copies of the same vinyl to your dad but still and all.

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Reigns passed me by on first listen but yeah, I'm proper into it now. The lyrics don't ruin it, the chorus is good and they've got the chaotic dark punk thing going on like a Viagra Boys cut. Danke is good too - a bit wasted at the end of the record however. Compared, I think Side A is gonna probably remain in good nick on the vinyl I got.

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On 10/3/2020 at 10:57 AM, dentalplan said:

Huge achievement though. Better first week sales than recent ones by Biffy, Foals, The Strokes, and getting to this point on an independent label too. Amazing scenes.

Oui they are a band on the up. I do think they’ve been booked for 2021 covering one of the bigger slots. Other sub still makes a lot of sense to me.

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  • 2 weeks later...

They do know that using Girl Band doesn't count as female support ahah.

Great choices though. Girl Band, Porridge Radio and IDLES on the same bill is a guaranteed great night. Saw Girl Band the night before IDLES a few years ago and was chatting to Joe about them, he was waxing lyrical about them then so must be buzzin they've got big enough to have them support.

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