If You're Feeling Sinister

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
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Based on 5 reviews
1996 Ratings: #3 / 58
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Based on 279 ratings
1996 Ratings: #4
November 18, 1996 / Release Date
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Jeepster Records / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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ElectricMess
96
Am I supposed to be sad or happy? I was both so 9/10
ThrowBackG
98
I love the wordplay on this one! Some of the best Belle and Sebastian songwriting is on this one for sure! I prefer Tigermilk slightly more though.
zachthesnack
85
As someone who normally holds sonics above lyrical content, this album really challenged my listening style.

I felt the overwhelming need to attentively listen to what was being said. I wanted to savor every sweet word as it passed through my ears.

The writing on this album is absolutely brilliant and by the end I felt entranced and I kind of felt this darkness for some reason. There was a subtle darkness throughout the entire album, lurking behind the soothing acoustics and poetic lyrics was ... read more
exception
90
If You're Feeling Sinister is the quintessential album that encompasses all emotions in one rather brief collection of tracks. Through all 10 songs, I wasn't sure if I should dance, cry, or throw a fit of rage. But I ended up sitting in place throughout the LP, expressionless, and taking in the beautiful music I had just experienced.

fav tracks: Judy and the Dream of Horses, Mayfly, Get Me Away from Here, I'm dying
itsyahboinoah
99
Charming, beautiful, gorgeous, sweet-warming all these words can describe how fantastic this record is.
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Track List

  1. The Stars of Track and Field 
  2. Seeing Other People 
  3. Me and the Major 
  4. Like Dylan in the Movies 
  5. The Fox in the Snow 
  6. Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying
  7. If You're Feeling Sinister 
  8. Mayfly 
  9. The Boy Done Wrong Again 
  10. Judy and the Dream of Horses
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