Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
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Based on 147 ratings
1996 Ratings: #31
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June 6, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Electric Honey / Label
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Edit: after some consideration these past few months, I can't deny it anymore. This is undoubtedly my favorite album of all time.

There's a cordial air to Tigermilk that's still refreshing to the ears after my hundreds of listens. I find myself fleeing to this album when I'm in need of that homey and humble kind of feeling. There's nothing grand to these songs, but that's the best part. It's just one person's life and the people in it. I remember having a blanket draped over my shoulders, ... read more
What to say that was not said about this masterpiece?

Not many things: legendary album, mythical album, an object of lust... If you know this Scottish pop goldsmiths you probably know the story of this album: a vinyl release in 1996 become collector following the success of "If You're Feeling Sinister". In 1999, a reissue allows everyone to completely discover this jewel. The light melodies and the violins make flying magic songs, perfect melodies concocted exactly for this voice ... read more
What a way to end an What a blissful listen.
The album kicks off with nothing but Stuart's vocals, stylishly and poetically telling a fantastical story of the beginning of his life up until that point. It was at this moment I realized this album had the sound of a classic.

Favorite Tracks: The State I am in, Expectations, My Wandering Days Are Over, We Rule the School, Electronic Renaissance, Mary Jo
There’s a vocal minority who insist that “Tigermilk” is better than “If You’re Feeling Sinister,” and while I can’t say I agree, I totally get it. Both their most intimate and their saddest album, “Tigermilk” is quintessential Belle & Sebastian, but even more soft-spoken than in their later releases. Despite emerging from absolutely nowhere, Stuart Murdoch’s vision is already clear and almost perfectly executed. They went on to ... read more
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Track List

  1. The State I Am In
  2. Expectations
  3. She's Losing It
  4. You're Just a Baby
  5. Electronic Renaissance
  6. I Could Be Dreaming
  7. We Rule the School
  8. My Wandering Days Are Over
  9. I Don't Love Anyone
  10. Mary Jo
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Added on: August 26, 2013