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  • Summary: The soundtrack for Simon Bird's coming-of-age comedy from the Scottish indie rock band includes 11 new songs as well as two previously released tracks.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. 90
    Days of the Bagnold Summer encapsulates the best of Belle and Sebastian whist simultaneously narrating the key themes of the film. The gentle approach of the album and the complementary nature of the band’s rerecording’s and the new tracks are hard to fault. Belle and Sebastian have truly found a beautiful sweet spot on Days of the Bagnold Summer between a film soundtrack and a signature sounding album.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 11, 2019
    80
    As with any enduring soundtrack, this collection of songs stands on its own. [Oct 2019, p.24]
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    70
    Inspired by B&S leader Stuart Murdoch’s read of the novel, the soundtrack thankfully veers more towards the bibliophile than the head-banger. Two B&S classics are re-worked, including a spritely updating of the perfect fitting I Know Where The Summer Goes as well as more of a straight read of Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying.
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    65
    It's remarkable how well everything fits together. Regardless of how successful you think some of the band's later experimentations have been, they're on strictly old school form here, for better or worse (but mostly for better).
  5. Sep 13, 2019
    60
    As a Belle & Sebastian album, Days Of The Bagold Summer may be a bit slight, but as a soundtrack it is considerably more cohesive and alluring than Storytelling, all due to the group's increased mastery of texture and feel.
  6. Mojo
    Sep 11, 2019
    60
    The best new tracks' confidence boosts the band's emotional clout. [Oct 2019, p.88]
  7. Sep 11, 2019
    50
    Days of the Bagnold Summer plays like a b-sides compilation with a few cuts worth revisiting. Like the Storytelling OST, this one’s strictly for the heads.

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  1. Sep 28, 2019
    7
    This is the music from the film with the same title. The music of Belle and Sebastian, sweet and sour as always, guide you to new paths andThis is the music from the film with the same title. The music of Belle and Sebastian, sweet and sour as always, guide you to new paths and discoveries. Expand