Late Developers (studio album) by Belle And Sebastian

Late Developers by Belle And Sebastian
Year: 2023
Release date: 2023-01-13
Overall rank: 8,544th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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71/100 (from 94 votes)
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Late Developers is ranked 10th best out of 20 albums by Belle And Sebastian on

The best album by Belle And Sebastian is If You're Feeling Sinister which is ranked number 123 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,855.

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From 01/14/2024 00:48
Stuart Murdochand co appear to have a secret fountain of infinite tunes pumping out enjoyable, charming wistful melodies accompanied by quirky lyrics year after year. And here the magic fountain delivers again with said formula

Being a fan of both B&S and New Pornographers for the past 25 odd years the irony isn’t lost on me how many tracks here sound like their Canadian brethren - “Give A Little Time”, “So In The Moment”, “When Your Not with Me”, “Do You Follow”. You know I’m right
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From 03/11/2023 16:26
I feel as though Belle and Sebastian currently find themselves in a fruitful period and this continues with 'Late Developers'.
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From 01/31/2023 15:35
A good listen. Lots of sounds explored on this album. Overall a solid album, but the subpar vocals take away from it at times.
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From 01/25/2023 09:11
They make positive pop records without giving in to the modern cliches.
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From 01/14/2023 16:55
Wow! This is so good!! Prime Belle and Sebastian.
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