Idlewild is the sixth and thus far final studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on August 22, 2006, by LaFace Records and served as the soundtrack album to the duo's musical film of the same name, which was released that same month.
You could break me by the bones Until you break me inside You could drag me from my home And lay me down by the riverside. Where there was lie in your eyes Now we read by the night And still nothing's moved Even denying what's true. You might have all the facts But the truth is truth No matter how you act If it takes you, it takes you Takes you home And if it takes you, takes you Takes you home And if it tries to take you It takes you home home And if it takes you, it takes you Takes you home
Welcome home, Stranger Please. But now the story takes a turn. C. She wakes up and her sheets are burning. Now, now, now the table turns. Idlewild you don't know if you never need t. .Em. Here we lie, high and dry. Bm. The world will never see you 'till you open your eyes.
The Tom Dowd-produced Idlewild South, their second album, comes off with a little less ferocity than their debut - which is perhaps the result of reaching for new sounds the second time around. Revival," the album's opener, introduces Dickey Betts as a composer. Gregg's "Please Call Home" and "Midnight Rider" are built around piano and acoustic guitar, respectively, and have a different feel than the band's usual twin Les Paul-and-Hammond sound. That sound is showcased in the balance of Gregg's tunes, however: the funky blues of "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" (with Thom Doucette on harmonica) and "Leave My Blues at Home.
Idlewild is the soundtrack to Outkast’s forthcoming film of the same name, which means a lot of it is only vaguely comprehensible for those of us who haven’t seen its parent flick (which, at this point, is all of us). Now, Purple Rain this isn’t. But at 79 minutes, exhaustion sets in by the midway mark, and the whole of the album takes on the feeling of someone trying to cap a broken water main. Too much inspiration, Big Boi ad libs at the beginning of (the pretty great) N2U. The future of Outkast is either a break-up when Idlewild flops or, if it’s a success, a few more mixed bags. Now that they’ve purportedly made a whole movie that plays off the idea of their oil-and-water personalities and irreconcilable differences, it’s starting to feel like a shtick- one that they’re actively pimping.
In terms of mood, there are still one or two moments where it feels like the band are holding back, ('No Emotion', somewhat ironically, errs on the side of safe), but then a song like 'If It Takes You Home' comes along to rattle your eardrums with two minutes of melodic rock perfection. The sweeping, lovelorn grandeur of 'American English' is easily the high watermark of Idlewild's most commercially successful album to date.
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Album · 2015 · 12 Songs. Ben Street, Bill Stewart & Lage Lund. 12 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes. Released: 19 Feb 2015.