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 16.2.
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Shitty engineering VS Great songwriting and lyricism
One of the most relaxing listening experiences ever for me. Definitely a masterpiece!
It's hard for me to imagine Belle & Sebastian ever putting together a collection of songs this good again.
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.
Great album with very clever lyrics.
is this a 60's Folk band? beacuse theres a lot of music that sounds so similar to this on that decade
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.
Favorite Tracks:The Boy Done Wrong Again
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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