This is a top notch Oasis single, all the way around. The title track, the single "The Importance of Being Idle," is unlike anything Oasis has done before. I've heard many references to this being "Kinks" like, and I would agree. It's no blatant rip off, and is quite unique. Noel accels vocally, hitting some incredible falsetto here, and the lyrics and music are quite quirky all around. It's a new brand of Oasis, and I personally love it.
The first B side, is Liam's "Pass Me Down the Wine," which is by far and away the greatest song he's written to date, in my opinion. It's got a driving acoustic guitar to guide it along, and his lyrics and vocals here are as good as ever. This song fits in quite well with "The Importance..."
Track 3 is a simple, acoustic song, that can't be overlooked. "The Quiet Ones" would be a great addition to any acoustic performace Oasis does in the future, and I'd love to hear Noel do vocals on this track. Top notch stuff, and any TRUE blue Oasis fan must get this single. it's not to be missed!!!