If You're Feeling Sinister (studio album) by Belle And Sebastian
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If You're Feeling Sinister is ranked as the best album by Belle And Sebastian.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.3/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.
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Belle And Sebastian take everything that was good about their debut album and improve on it resulting in a fantastic experience for us. The lyrics of this album is where it truly shines with some fantastic tales told across the whole record. Stuart Murdoch is such a fantastic writer and his lyrics are so personal and relatable that it makes this record have an instant connection with most of its listeners. His delivery is brilliant as well with this vocal style being extremely appealing to my ears. Instrumentally, the group have improved as well with their diversity on display here with every performer shining in their own respect. At the centre of the music is the guitar which is consistently fantastic and grounds the sound they are trying to create allowing the trumpet, violin and all the other instruments to demonstrate their flare and add an exciting edge to the music. Overall, this is the best album by Belle And Sebastian that I have discovered so far with its vocal, lyrical and instrumental brilliance always blowing me away whenever I revisit.
First listen:Cute music where all songs sound the same.
There's great work, and then there's work that transforms you as a person. It grips the trunk of your soul and shakes the rotten fruit from your branches.
If You're Feeling Sinister killed a part of me that was infected. When you grow up in a religious, far-right household, parts of you are bound to be deeply, irreparably sick, and the only treatment is to identify those parts and cut them out. Stuart Murdoch's loving, careful depictions of various regular people, the kinds of regular people that operate in direct opposition to the Puritan Work Ethic and thundering heterosexuality of the church, tenderly taught me what was sick and what was well...and sounded damn good while doing it.
As a young teenager, listening to this album made me feel guilty. Loving it left me feeling liberated. So I listened and listened until I couldn't feel guilty anymore.
There’s times where this really grabs your attention. Like the singer is telling a story that matters. Too often, however, it’s a breathlessly sung tale of another depressing situation played over repetitively strummed chords.
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Favorite album of my favorite band of my post-university life. Wonderful songs. Great vibe. Their run from 96-98 is incredible. Highly recommend.
At times moving, although I felt that the album's quality tailed off on the second side. The melodies also feel very borrowed from various VU tracks and Nico tracks. Good, but not deserving of a spot in the album canon.
Belíssimas músicas, esmerada, bom gosto e que não precisava de inúmeras artimanhas eletrônicas.
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