- Audio CD (March 3 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Select Distributions
- ASIN: B00000JHAU
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
|1. The Stars Of Track And Field|
|2. Seeing Other People|
|3. Me And The Major|
|4. Like Dylan In The Movies|
|5. The Fox In The Snow|
|6. Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying|
|7. If You're Feeling Sinister|
|9. The Boy Done Wrong Again|
|10. Judy And The Dream Of Horses|
Musically, the album is very folkish, with most acoustic guitars, or clean electric guitars. On some songs ('Seeing Other People', 'The Fox In The Snow') the piano is the dominant instrument. Many of the tracks are also augmented with trumpet melodies ('The Stars Of Track And Field') and gentle string arrangements ('Like Dylan In The Movies', 'The Boy Done Wrong Again'). The lyrics are another high point to this album, they are absolutely fabulous. Sometimes dark, sometimes thoughtful or introspective, and always interesting.
Despite what a few reviews say, this album is not esoteric or difficult. It's actually quite catchy and melodic, even easy on the ears. It's very quirky and has that very Anglo European kinda feel to it. The music is very tonal and really quite simple and pleasing. It's not an album that "scenesters" have to pretend to like, because it easily gets by on its own merits. If you've heard good things about this group, please buy this album, it's well worth it.
if u didnt like the beatles please do reject this over rated indie tunes to be forgotten with good time
Claimed as belle and sebastian's best work, "If you're feeling sinister" is one of the best albums of the '90s.
Belle and sebastian certainly aren't getting the credit they deserve, "If you're feeling sinister" will be consider as one of the greatest albums ever. Ever? maybe not, 'in my opinion'. but definitely one of the greatest records of the 1990s. it released in 1998 and was a shocker to indie fans. songs like "Fox in the snow", "Dylan in the movies", "Me and the major", and the title-track "If you're feeling sinister" simply describe how great this album is. so, why read my review? go ahead and buy/download this record and you see.
Actually, "If you're feeling sinister" is a landmark in music history.