The Life Pursuit (studio album) by Belle And Sebastian

The Life Pursuit
The Life Pursuit by Belle And Sebastian
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-02-06
Overall rank: 1,136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 281 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (187th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,136th)

Belle And Sebastian bestography

The Life Pursuit is ranked 5th best out of 17 albums by Belle And Sebastian on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Belle And Sebastian is If You're Feeling Sinister which is ranked number 120 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,597.

Belle And Sebastian album bestography « Higher ranked (1,133rd) This album (1,136th) Lower ranked (2,829th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 281 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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90/100
From 06/01/2020 14:59
A more pop upbeat simpler album.
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75/100
From 02/20/2018 20:46
A dieci anni dall'esordio i Belle and Sebastian si presentano, dopo qualche cambio di formazione ed alcuni dischi un po' sottotono, in gran forma ed in grado di reggere il confronto con le nuove generazioni del pop. "The life pursuit" ha una delicatezza inferiore rispetto alle prime prove ma in compenso ha una robustezza ed una fisicità maggiori...
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From 01/07/2018 17:11
Not my favorite B&S album, but any B&S album is better than most things.
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85/100
From 06/14/2016 16:56
Hints of T.Rex and glam rock on some tracks here. The life pursuit, is another fine album from the underrated Belle and Sebastian. Fine songwriting, beautiful melodies, great lyrics, they are simply one of Britain's greatest ever bands. Classic stuff.
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From 05/11/2016 21:56
The progression from one track to the next seems perfect on this record, a really easy to listen to, enjoyable album from start to finsh. This is my preferred Belle & Sebastian (over the more acoustic style).
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From 03/18/2016 04:15
fantastig first half
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From 01/15/2016 19:00
Belle & Sebastian are at their most self-assured and fun on The Life Pursuit.
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From 11/07/2015 00:24
Great Great Great Great Record..Pretty Underrated
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From 09/19/2014 04:37
Malkmus & The Jicks guest star on Blues r still Blue. AC Newman joins in on other tracks. Really digging this interesting Indie Pop turn. To Be Myself Completely sounds like a cross between Stone Roses and REM. On other tracks sounds like Murdoch's been dosing on the Zombies. Considering they never reminded me of anyone else before, probably not one of their more essential releases but it's still great indie pop.
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