Idlewild (studio album) by Everything But The Girl

Idlewild by Everything But The Girl
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 6,811th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 48 votes)
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Idlewild EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Vinyl LP Sire 1-25721 US 1988 EX/VG
Condition: Used

Everything But The Girl - Idlewild - 12" Vinyl LP Record Album - BYN14 1988
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Everything But the Girl Idlewild Audio CD
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Idlewild is ranked 5th best out of 15 albums by Everything But The Girl on

The best album by Everything But The Girl is Walking Wounded which is ranked number 2656 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 584.

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a soul inspired stark and intimate masterpiece
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