Holden* ‎– The Idiots Are Winning

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Lump 6:10
Quiet Drumming Interlude 0:20
10101 6:05
Corduroy 6:21
Flute 4:52
Idiot 7:31
Lumpette 1:35
Intentionally Left Blank 2:05
Idiot Clapsolo 4:57
Quiet Drumming 3:40

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
14BC Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(CD, MiniAlbum) Border Community 14BC UK 2006 Sell This Version
14BC, 14bc Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(2x12", MiniAlbum) Border Community, Border Community 14BC, 14bc UK 2006 Sell This Version
14BC Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(2x12", Promo) Border Community 14BC UK 2006 Sell This Version
14BCDA Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(9xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Border Community 14BCDA UK 2006
14BCDA Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(9xFile, MP3, MiniAlbum, 320) Border Community 14BCDA UK 2006
BCCDJ-002 Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(CD, MiniAlbum) Border Community BCCDJ-002 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
14BCLP2 Holden* The Idiots Are Winning(2x12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, RP, Cle) Border Community 14BCLP2 UK 2019 Sell This Version

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reydu

reydu

November 22, 2019
edited 12 months ago
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, RP, Cle, 14BCLP2
anyone else has the side D sticker on both C & D sides?
Edwin___

Edwin___

October 27, 2019
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, RP, Cle, 14BCLP2
Record was really warped when I received it. Anyone else has simular issues?
DennisV94

DennisV94

September 15, 2019
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc
2019 Repress on splattered vinyl of this beauty comming late september.
lakechoes

lakechoes

August 1, 2019
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc
2019 prophecy update: The idiots have won . . .
jamesbacon

jamesbacon

July 26, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc
That 10101!!!! Brillant track : electronica, dub and minimal melodic at their best, creative and not boring. Timeless compared to so many others.
Effects, stereophonic depth, so simple and complex at the same time. A Masterpiece!!
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

February 24, 2019
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc

"Lump" is nuts in the best way and still crushes dancefloors. Try it.
zevulon

zevulon

April 14, 2018
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc

Not a very enjoyable album, but I guess some enjoy pain. The music/sounds do come across more potently on vinyl than on CD, the bass croons even more, and the Faust like cringing and spasms of the winning idiots conjured by Holden are truly vivid, but so, what's the point? I tell you, you give this a good listen, on vinyl, once or twice, just get it, and then you'll never have to play this ever again.

The album artwork, on the other hand, is really, really enjoyable, specially as a contrast to the "music".
Cardia1

Cardia1

May 1, 2013
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, CD, MiniAlbum, 14BC

When i listened to this album for the first time i was expecting musics like" bloodlock" "i have put out the lights", "kaern turned", "solstice" and "nothing", instead i hear a new side of James holden, it was a deception at a first listening, but after listening to this album a few more times i end up enjoying this dark album, i don´t know how some people find its musics weird, honestly i think the musics are quite acessible and simple to assimilate,its dark melodies are usual in Electronic music, so there´s nothing awkward about it. Its a pity that this album is short and includes a blank track ""intentionally left blank" wich i think it occupies unnecessary disk space, besides it turns to be a uncomfortable silence of two minutes, it feels like wasted money on this pseudo-modern art track. I find this album very satisfying untill the track 8, the final tracks i find them more ordinary lacking melody, dynamic or any consistency in its expression. My favourite tracks are "Lump", "Flute" and "Lumpette". The only reason why i don´t give the max rating to this album is because i find it short and with some track that are not enough satisfying, i hope James Holden is working on a new Album whether is dark or progressive house. James is one the best artists when it comes to do remixes such as "Fine day, "The sky was pink", "the darkest star", "inner laugh" and many other remixes wich i find amazing placing James as one of the top remixers. I hope James Holden is producing a new album, and i hope it will be a more varied album, more extended and more satisfying than this one.
Konstantin_Sibold

Konstantin_Sibold

August 6, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, 2x12", MiniAlbum, 14BC, 14bc
I remember listening to this in a record store the first time back in the days, I didn't bought it because I didn't understand it, nevertheless a few weeks later I bought it, thankfully, and then I listened more intently to it... and it really opened doors in my way of understanding electronic music.
I hope that someday I can give him a big hug for what he gave to me with this record.

6/5
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

January 9, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing The Idiots Are Winning, CD, MiniAlbum, 14BC

It lacks melody, harmony, tonation - every single basic aspect of music composition is ignored. Intelligent dance music? This is as dumb as it gets, and it certainly isn't dance music. Lump is the only half-decent track on the album, the rest is pseudo-art that "intellectuals" will pretend they enjoy. It's akin to going to a modern art convention and seeing a rusted frying pan on display. If this album was any no-name artist, it would be dismissed. But since it's James Holden, it suddenly becomes this revolutionary, breakthrough album that "defines new boundaries" and other nonsense.