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Tigermilk [Import]

Belle and Sebastian Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
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1. The State I Am In
2. Expectations
3. She's Losing It
4. You're Just A Baby
5. Electronic Renaissance
6. I Could Be Dreaming
7. We Rule The School
8. My Wandering Days Are Over
9. I Don't Love Anyone
10. Mary Joe

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Tigermilk is simply gorgeous, an unaffected debut equal to the Smiths' finest work, and seemed to arrive fully formed out of nowhere in May 1996. In songs like the pastoral, shimmering "The State I Am In" and the wonderfully naive "We Rule the School," bandleader Stuart Murdoch had already laid the seeds that would later come to such full, poignant fruition on If You're Feeling Sinister and The Boy with the Arab Strap. The 10 songs here have such a natural pop sensibility, such a grace and resonance, it's hard now to believe that Tigermilk was only originally intended as a small-time project between seven Glaswegian friends (the original vinyl release was limited to 1,000 copies). Whimsical, surreal, and beautiful, this reissue is well worth the wait. --Everett True

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN Tigermilk (1999 US 10-track CD including Expectations & I Dont Love Anyone picture sleeve DE4666)

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5.0 out of 5 stars a belle and sebastian fan from winnipeg Dec 24 2007
Format:Audio CD
even though i am late forties-something, i try to keep up with the music scene. i would see belle and sebastian pop up here and there in the press, to generally favorable reviews. one day i was in a music store and asked a clerk about them. his eyes lit up instantly and he started to go on and on about them, all in a dither as to which album i should start with. he finally settled on mother's milk so i bought it and took it home for a listen. i have to admit that my first impression was "what the h*ll have i bought now?" but there was something there and i put it on again and the opening track suddenly grabbed me and i have been hopelessly hooked since. i am a single dad of two young boys and often after they are in bed i will dim the lights and pour a glass of wine and put this album on and feel quite clever and even a little bit cool for an old guy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For anyone who's felt alone... May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
I adore Belle & Sebastian, but I must say that half of my favorite B&S songs are on this album and the other half are spread throughout the rest of their work. Not that I don't love every other album (with the possible exception of Storytelling), just that every single song on here is infectious, moving, funny, and stays with you a long time after you've stopped playing it. On all the other albums, I find songs that are a little too slight or meandering. But this one is 100%.
'The State I Am In' is one of the few songs I've heard that makes me laugh out loud, and contains some of the wittiest biblical allusions I've ever heard. 'Expectations' should be required listening for every high or middle school kid who thinks no one understands them. "Write a song, I'll sing along" I wish I'd heard it back then: even though I'm a boy, I can relate to every incident in the song. I could really go on and on, but every song is fabulous.
If you're just getting into B&S I highly recommend this album as a starting point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He took all of my sins, and wrote a pocket novel... March 29 2004
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Format:Audio CD
Great album. The rhythm to "Electronic Renaissance" is quite similar to that on Pat Benetar's "Love is a battlefield," which I find quite amusing. Great song. Also a great song is "The State I am in." I love the tambourine in that song when they reference Veronica in the song "Expectations." .
Another great track is "I could be dreaming." I love the way the music is layered at the end of the song and Isobel speaks/reads while the guitar progressively gets louder and louder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised... Dec 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
Belle and Sebastian's 1996 debut still sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released. If anything this proves the band to have been talented beyond their years when they recorded this, and shows that a timeless classic is a timeless classic, no matter whose bathroom it was recorded in...While often accused of being one-dimensional, the strength of this record lies in its diversity. Huge ranges in tempo, style and sound pervade this album, which in all its lo-fi glory is remarkably short.
For me the best song, and the best song they've ever done, is album opener "The State I'm In". As a manifesto and a call to arms it has never been excelled, and as a classic shaggy dog story, I doubt it ever will be! You can almost feel the joy Stuart derives from telling his stories and spitting out his acutely observed and intricate lyrics ("got married in a rush to save a kid from being deported, now she's in love...") and the album's sugar rush is insanely infectious.
The lyrical obsessions with buses, lesbianism and religion are already in place, and the band's charm is allowed to shine through the dodgy production.
This is a warm, heartbreakingly beautiful and affecting record and it deserves your attention.
PS. Listen closely at the start of track two - just before the vocals come in there's a weird noise. It's Stuart self-consciously zipping up his cardigan as he steps up to the mic to sing! How cute!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good, but not their best Nov. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
First off i should say that i'd only give 5 stars to a flat-out classic album, so 3 stars isn't a bad score. This is overall a very solid album, but I got it after Sinister and most of their other EP's and, to be honest, it just isn't as consistently great as those releases. Most of the songs are high quality, with the exception of track 5 which is horrible. This song is so out of place on this album that it is quite jarring. If they had left this song out, this might have rated higher because it would have flowed better. Still essential if you are a fan though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feed yourself with Tigermilk Aug. 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
Why do you listen this album? Because you wanna be part of a picnic together with your closest friend? Because you wanna record it on your walkman tape and take it with you, while you take the subway, watching girls talking about their lives? Chelsea and Lisa? Why do you get attached to the songs so easily? Probably because you feel like "this is my personal moment right now". Chilly and comfortable, sat on a velvet chair or on a noisy bus, it doesn't matter, this album goes with ocasions of resting, drinking and observing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I own May 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ok, so I already had "Fold you hands..." and "Arab Strap" when I bought this album, and was fairly impressed with the band already. Then, I bought this one, and my world was changed. Well, not really, but the songwriting did blow me away. Now, monthes later, I still regard it as the best album I own.
It starts out with "The State that I am in", one of the strongest tracks, lyrically. "Expectations" is a simple, witty song, as is "She's losing it". "You're just a baby" is harder to love, but the chorus is very nice. "Electronic Renaissance" is very different from the rest of the album, and the one skippable track (unless you're in the right mood for it). It progresses to "I could be dreaming" which, fittingly, is a very sleepy song. "We rule the school" is a simple ballad, and it really grows on you after time. Then comes my favorite track "My wandering days are over". The references to the spooky witch in the sexy dress are very nice, and the music has a great melody. I don't love anyone is an average song, but is essential to the album. "Mary Jo" is a good way to end it, it makes a reference to the first song and ties it all together very nicely.
I know everyone says "If you're feeling sinister" is their masterpiece, but I would disagree and champion this album.
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