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  • Summary: Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat and composer Bill Wells collaborated for more than eight years before releasing their debut album.
  • Record Label: Chemikal Underground
  • Genre(s): Spoken Word, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    90
    This is perhaps his most beautiful work to date; its vulgarity is restrained but a sense of humour remains, and Wells and Moffat reach new emotional heights.
  2. As with some diseases, the album gets worse before it gets better, but by the end you're left stunned in admiration. Hell, there's even a redemptive arc. Amazing.
  3. May 9, 2011
    90
    Wells and Moffat have created a stunning album that assures us of the death and decay that is to come, but equally, they tell us, as long as we are still around, there is life to be lived, and music like this to be heard.
  4. May 9, 2011
    80
    Throughout, Wells' arrangements are excellently matched with Moffat's lyrics and performances song for song.
  5. May 18, 2011
    80
    Their orchestral meditations on aging are convincing and beautiful. [Jun 2011, p.96]
  6. May 10, 2011
    80
    It's easy to revel in Moffat's bleak wordplay and his everyman observations, but behind the black clouds and bitterness there are reminders of love and tempered optimism, encompassed by The Greatest Story Ever Told.

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