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Belle & Sebastian



Released: 1st October 2020

LP£14.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.

Most of the score B&S did for Todd Solondz’s Storytelling never found its way to the film; still, it all appears here, complete with bits of dialogue. That leaves the band with a grab bag of instrumental and vocal tracks that are too specific in their intent for a proper B&S album, but which (dialogue excerpts aside) have only a passing connection to the film itself. As an album, Storytelling is most easily viewed as an assortment of B&S songs that almost accidentally make up a compelling album all their own, though split almost evenly between instrumental and vocal tracks. Sure, it's disjointed, but the lonesome, harmonica-driven "Fuck This Shit" floats along on a Mancini-inspired river of cheesy 60s strings, and the six vocal tracks that feature are as charming as you could want.

Worth it for 'Wandering Alone' alone.