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Days Of the Bagnold Summer

Belle And Sebastian

Days Of the Bagnold Summer

Soundtrack for Simon Bird's comedy from the Glaswegian indie pop group led by Stuart Murdoch

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    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
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    As with any enduring soundtrack, this collection of songs stands on its own. Print edition only

  3. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    As an album, this won’t make waves but that’s not ever been the point of this group. Instead, you can expect a collection of easy-on-the-ears, gentle, melancholic pop songs which offer uplifting narratives if listened to a little more attentively
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  4. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The indie-pop veterans mix together classics, rarities, some new songs, and instrumentals for the original film soundtrack
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  5. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's warm, it's lush, and it's pretty unambitious—all the standard trappings of a release like this
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  6. 6.0 |   All Music

    The rare soundtrack that is as effective when heard outside of the context of the film as it is heard within it
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    It's all very pleasant, but a lot of it does drift past without leaving much of an impression. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The best new tracks' confidence boosts the band's emotional clout. Print edition only

  9. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    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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