Idealism (album)

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Idealism
Studio album by Digitalism
Released 9 May 2007
Genre Indietronica, electro house, electronic rock, dance-punk
Length 51:44
Label Virgin
Producer Jens Moelle, İsmail Tüfekçi
Digitalism chronology
Idealism
(2007)
I Love You Dude
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Montreal Mirror 9.5/10[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 5.2/10[6]
PopMatters 3/10[7]
Spin 6/10[8]
Stylus Magazine C[9]
URB 4.5/5 stars[10]

Idealism is the debut studio album by German electronic music duo Digitalism, released on 9 May 2007 by Virgin Records. In the United States, it was released on 19 June 2007 by Astralwerks. Five of the album's fifteen tracks—"Idealistic", "Zdarlight", "Digitalism in Cairo", "Jupiter Room" and "Pogo"—were previously released as EPs prior to the release. The song "Digitalism in Cairo" samples The Cure's 1979 song "Fire in Cairo". The CD gives access to Opendisc where seven additional tracks can be downloaded.

"Idealistic" was used by Rockstar Games in the announcement trailer for their video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.[11] It is also used in a commercial for Airness on French TV. "Pogo" is used in a few commercials, including a 2007 Pontiac commercial and a Virgin Mobile commercial, and was featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet and FIFA 08. A sample of "Idealistic" is used by American radio call-in programme Loveline at the beginning of each segment prior to going on air. "Zdarlight" is used in a BMW X1 commercial.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçi, except where noted.

  1. "Magnets" – 3:50
  2. "Zdarlight" – 5:41
  3. "I Want I Want" – 3:29
  4. "Idealistic" – 4:11
  5. "Digitalism in Cairo" (Moelle, Tüfekçi, Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, Laurence Tolhurst) – 4:49
  6. "Departure from Cairo" – 0:54
  7. "Pogo" (Moelle, Tüfekçi, Kimberley Isaac Moyes) – 3:46
  8. "Moonlight" – 2:52
  9. "Anything New" – 4:59
  10. "The Pulse" – 4:19
  11. "Home Zone" – 2:09
  12. "Apollo-Gize" – 2:20
  13. "Jupiter Approach" – 1:13
  14. "Jupiter Room" – 5:03
  15. "Echoes" – 3:39
Downloadable bonus tracks
  1. "Jupiter Room" (Planetary Lobby Version)
  2. "Austrasto"
  3. "Playground"
  4. "TV TV"
  5. "Jet Set"
  6. "Rock the Pressure"
  7. "Saw You in 2 Pieces"

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Idealism liner notes.[12]

  • Jens Moelle – vocals (1, 3–5, 7–9, 11, 12); producer (all tracks); drawings
  • İsmail Tüfekçi – producer
  • Åbäke – design
  • Heiko Prigge – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Dance Albums Chart[13] 23
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 20
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 88
French Albums Chart[16] 84
Japanese Albums Chart[17] 20
UK Albums Chart[18] 95
US Top Electronic Albums[19] 6
US Top Heatseekers[20] 29

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan[21] 9 May 2007 EMI Music Japan
Australia[22] 8 June 2007 etcetc
Germany[23] Virgin Records
United Kingdom[24] 11 June 2007
France[25] Virgin Records, Labels, Kitsuné
Canada[26] 19 June 2007 EMI Music Canada
United States[27] Astralwerks

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Idealism – Digitalism". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Burgess, John (25 May 2007). "Digitalism, Idealism". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Oatmon, Jack (28 June – 4 July 2007). "Disk of the week". Montreal Mirror 23 (2). Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (31 May 2007). "Digitalism". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Hogan, Marc (13 July 2007). "Digitalism: Idealism". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Schiller, Mike (24 August 2007). "Digitalism: Idealism". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (26 June 2007). "Digitalism, 'Idealism' (Astralwerks)". Spin. Buzz Media. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Orme, Mike (18 June 2007). "Digitalism – Idealism". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Digitalism – Idealism". URB. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Midnight Club: LA 'Debut' trailer HD
  12. ^ Idealism (CD liner notes). Digitalism. Virgin Records. 2007. CDVIR 223. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Dance – Week Commencing 18th June 2007". ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Digitalism – Idealism" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Digitalism – Idealism" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Digitalism – Idealism" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  17. ^ デジタリズムのアルバム売り上げランキング [Digitalism album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Idealism by Digitalism Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Digitalism – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Digitalism – Chart history: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Digitalism – Discography". EMI Music Japan. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
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  25. ^ "Idealism: Digitalism" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "DIGITALISM BRING THEIR BRAND OF INFECTIOUS ELECTRONICA TO A VERY VISUAL, GLOBAL FOREFRONT WITH IDEALISM". ShopEMI. EMI Music Canada. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
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