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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the rock quartet led by Aidan Moffat.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. It’s clear this ‘Falkirk miserablist’ has finally found contentment.
  2. 80
    Hearing Aidan Moffat in such jocose mood on his first song-based record without Malcolm Middleton is quite the revelation. [Apr 2009, p.99]
  3. We get his best on How to Get to Heaven From Scotland, an album any Arab Strap fan could love.
  4. Moffat's drawn from a more experimental palette, illustrated nicely on his fine outing with ad hoc backing band The Best-Ofs. [Spring 2009, p.72]
  5. While at times this debut with The Best-Ofs still portrays him as apotty-mouthed cynic who regards romance as black farce, it seems that a light of commitment and imminent parenthood has been turned on. [Mar 2009, p.102]
  6. All too often, overly simplistic melodies meander repetitively as Moffat struggles mightily to stay on key.
  7. Overall, the album will be a pleasant sleeping album for casual ambient fans, but connoisseurs of the genre best look elsewhere for their fix.

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