The Boy With The Arab Strap (album) by Belle And Sebastian

The Boy With The Arab Strap
The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle And Sebastian (1998)
Overall rank: 823rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (170th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (823rd)

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Belle And Sebastian bestography

The Boy With The Arab Strap is ranked 3rd best out of 21 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 21,724.

Belle And Sebastian album bestography « Higher ranked (596th) This album (823rd) Lower ranked (1,118th) »
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Members who like this album also like: If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian, Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian and OK Computer by Radiohead.

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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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From PeterSmith 03/03/2019 14:09
Only getting round to this band in 2019 - pity I missed them at the time. Sinister brought me in and I slightly prefer that at the moment but this is also a superb album. I love the feel and sound of the simple title song which I rate as their best over these two albums.
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From benfitzuk 05/22/2018 06:19
Decent album not the Best
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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 22:57
Un gioiello perfetto nella scrittura come nella realizzazione, fisico ed etereo insieme, delicato e sferzante. AMMALIANTE.
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From Pretender 07/06/2017 06:35
If the Beatlesguys sung like this I might have liked them
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From nitomano 12/07/2016 19:08
Favoritas: Is It Wicked Not To Care?, Sleep The Clock Around, The Boy With The Arab Strap, Seymour Stein, Dirty Dream Number Two
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From garycottier 06/12/2016 16:02
The best Belle and Sebastian album ever. The boy with the Arab strap, is a superb record of incredible songs of a band totally on top of their game. This is without doubt one of the greatest British albums of the nineties. Beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, especially on, is it wicked not to care?, chickfactor, and the title track. Brilliant album from a brilliant band.
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90/100
From yonstein414 01/20/2016 17:17
Bell & Sebastian's most blissful and happy album.
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From meccalecca 05/04/2014 20:33
Tales of the two young lovers would be passed down for generations.
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From SingingPeasant96 09/04/2013 06:38
Sleep the clock around is one of my favourite song, perfect record for every time
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From junodog4 01/08/2013 00:24
Along with If You're Feeling Sinister, this is indispensable Belle and Sebastian. Tugs at the emotions, without being mushy.
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