Tigermilk (studio album) by Belle And Sebastian

Belle And Sebastian bestography

Tigermilk is ranked 2nd best out of 20 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 12,610.

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81/100 (from 539 votes)
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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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 01/19/2023 11:54
A brilliant debut release that is full of diverse instrumentation which are all performed to a high degree and they make the album a joy to revisit. The flourishes of instrumentation on songs like We Rule The School and My Wandering Days Are Over make for such enjoyable listens and also demonstrate how good the group are. This is such an intelligent album musically with it being multi layered and kept interesting due to how much they manage to cram into 40 minutes. This is impressive because they make the songs feel grand and important whilst also keeping them at a relatable level with the rawness of the music and the teen like lyrics. However, they do wear their influences on their sleeves and hopefully will have branched out on later releases to make their own distinct sound. Overall, there is a lot of greatness to enjoy on here and I always have a blast with this record.
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From 03/16/2022 18:38
Folky, poppy and down-to-earth music is always in dire need.
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From 02/04/2021 09:45
Ok I get it, B&S aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and I understand how the extreme tweeness can grate but haters be damned I love this band and to think they released not one but two cracking albums in 1996 coming from complete and utter obscurity is simply mind blowing

Proof that when it comes to great music you either have it or you don’t and Stuart Murdoch has IT
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From 06/01/2020 15:04
Great opening album, best tracks,state i'm in,wanderin days and she's losing.
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From 07/20/2019 02:12
Favorite Tracks:You're Just A Baby, I Could Be Dreaming
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From 07/11/2019 11:54
Wonderful debut album by Belle & Sebastian, it has a little influence from a couple of other favourite debuts of mine - Velvet Underground & Nico and The Smiths.
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From 10/24/2018 23:07
A very well-written record. Quite spare and simple musically speaking, it works because it gives the vocals more of a spotlight, since it's the lyrics that are the all-important factor here . the vocals are pretty as well in their own unique way.
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From 02/18/2018 16:51
Che bellezza e che delicatezza aveva questo esordio dei Belle and Sebastian, pur ancora grezzo e fragile al confronto del loro terzo e perfetto disco.
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From 11/13/2016 14:36
This album should be higher ranked...

No, seriously, this is not that worse than IYFS. I love it.
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From 06/12/2016 16:08
Debut album from one Britain's greatest bands. Belle and Sebastian write lovely songs with beautiful melodies and great lyrics. Tigermilk, is the first of many fine records by this great band. The state I am in, my wandering days are over, and, we rule the school, are just three standouts on an album full of them. Not B&S's best, but still great.
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