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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
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  1. Dec 6, 2010
    10
    Barman is more varied. But for B&S at their most soothing, Fold your Hands is the best. Skip Beyond the Sunrise and enjoy. The last three tracks are wonderful.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

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  1. Hand-clappable tunes and delicious cover design aside, sharp narrative-driven writing has been what saves the band from being merely annoying or silly or cute; too bad Fold Your Hands Child entirely abandons the vivid narrative vignette model.
  2. In a larger sense, the shock is that Belle and Sebastian have grown out of their awkward adolescence. And they sound all the more interesting for having done so in full view of their fans.
  3. Belle & Sebastian's formula is beginning to see some wear.