If You're Feeling Sinister (studio album) by Belle And Sebastian

If You're Feeling Sinister
If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 121st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,086 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (24th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (121st)

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If You're Feeling Sinister is ranked as the best album by Belle And Sebastian.

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-If You're Feeling SinisterTigermilk

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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 16.2.

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75/100
From 04/09/2021 01:04
Shitty engineering VS Great songwriting and lyricism
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From 02/20/2021 12:10
One of the most relaxing listening experiences ever for me. Definitely a masterpiece!
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From 11/14/2020 20:46
It's hard for me to imagine Belle & Sebastian ever putting together a collection of songs this good again.
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From 09/20/2020 15:57
An interesting thing about this record is the influence of The Velvet Underground. The influence is subtle, but it becomes obvious if you know what to listen for. Murdoch's voice even seems to emulate Nico's on the VU debut.
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From 07/03/2020 22:31
Very weak.
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From 05/28/2020 15:07
Great album with very clever lyrics.
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From 09/12/2019 15:58
is this a 60's Folk band? beacuse theres a lot of music that sounds so similar to this on that decade
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From 08/22/2019 20:22
The only album I could listen to at any moment. Perhaps also the single most comforting album. You will leave it feeling... Less sinister. Every time.
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From 07/20/2019 02:06
Favorite Tracks:The Boy Done Wrong Again
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From 07/11/2019 11:39
This is arguably Belle & Sebastian's best album, Tigermilk does push it all the way but the songs here are a little better for me.

Like Dylan In The Movies is the one that got me into the band in the first place, Stars Of Track And Field is truly a gem, Seeing Other People has that wonderful B&S sound of a lilting tune which glides along effortlessly, good lyrics too of course.

The Boy Done Wrong Again is a bit of a let down if I had to pick one, before the great finale of Judy And The Dream Of Horses, which appears to be a bit of a live favourite.
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