Storytelling OST - Belle & Sebastian
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  • Summary: The Glasgow band's fifth album serves as the soundtrack to the Todd Solondz film of the same name--in theory, that is, as only a few minutes of this new material is actually used in the movie (in fact, much of the album was recorded after the movie was released). However, as with a typical soundtrack album, expect snatches of dialogue and numerous instrumental tracks interspersed with fully-developed songs. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. 'Storytelling' contains some of B&S's finest songs since their 'If You're Feeling Sinister' peak.
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    The album only stretches to 35 minutes but its quality more than compensates. [July 2002, p.112]
  3. 'Storytelling' is the first indication that Stuart Murdoch has finally got some decent red meat down his gob and he's no longer resigned to wallowing in his dank indie mire until The Pastels come home.
  4. As uneven as the film itself.
  5. An occasionally jumbled, yet undeniably pleasant, collection that unsurprisingly feels like a hybrid of a proper Belle & Sebastian album and a more traditional film score.
  6. It's a disjointed affair, but there's no denying the robust confidence with which they carry it off. [June 2002, p.111]
  7. Hidden amongst the bilge, there are six proper songs here, with words and everything. But they only serve to prove how erratic Belle And Sebastian have become.

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