Idlewild is often described as a mix of the Smiths (poetic, existential lyrics like "Gertrude Stein said that's enough/I know that that's not enough now"), R.E.M. (melancholic, twinkling melodies) and Hüsker Dü (clanging riffs, squalling vocal outbursts). But save for a few noisy segments -- and the oddly Def Leppard-sounding chugging notes and harmonies opening "Love Steals Us from Loneliness" --... More >>>