If You're Feeling Sinister

Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
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Based on 5 reviews
1996 Ratings: #3 / 63
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Based on 576 ratings
1996 Ratings: #6
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Man, this Saturday Circlejerk thing has made me realize one thing...I REALLY NEED TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO BELLE & SEBASTIAN’S DISCOGRAPHY.

It’s quite hard for me to keep track of my music listening priorities especially when I’m more excited for new releases instead of going back decades to find hidden gems or widely acclaimed masterpieces.

With this Belle & Sebastian album, I’m glad I got the chance to force myself to actually hear this cause ... read more

Well this has been quite the week- I'm having a lot of fun with this list so far! And this one right here is no doubt an early favorite.

Belle & Sebastian are an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland and I have heard loads of praise for this band and this particular album, especially in the indie community. I will admit, this took several listens for it to really click for me, but now I can't stop listening to it, and it keeps getting better on each listen. Frontman ... read more

This is one of the few albums on this list I immediately loved on first listen, and it just got better as I dove into the songwriting. Belle & Sebastian pretty much checks every box on what it takes to make a great, endearing indie pop record: beautiful instrumentation, lovely songwriting, and meaningful song structures. The most obvious influence I can tell is Simon and Garfunkel.

Tracks here have purposeful orchestration progressions that serve to emphasize the ... read more
I enjoyed it so much that I had to listen to it a second time in the same morning. Really relaxing and warm. Absolutely loved it!

It's one of those records that you know for a FACT was crafted with an ocean of passion, it's a rare moment for me to be more invested in what the artist has to share with the listener, rather than the already gorgeous and catchy melodies bundling the album.

I believe there is a Canadian Boi who can put it into words better than I have... But I give a high recommendation to anyone in the mood for a sweet listen with tangible lyrical content.

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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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Added on: August 22, 2012