Storytelling (Belle and Sebastian album)

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Storytelling
Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling.jpg
Soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian
Released 3 June 2002
Genre Indie pop
Length 34:45
Label Jeepster
Producer Tony Doogan
Belle and Sebastian chronology
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
(2000)Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant2000
Storytelling
(2002)
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
(2003)Dear Catastrophe Waitress2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.5/10[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[7]

Storytelling is the fifth studio album by Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian. It is the score to the Todd Solondz movie Storytelling. Belle and Sebastian experienced many problems in communication with Solondz while scoring the film, and as such only about six minutes of their music was actually used in the movie [8]. The album contains five tracks that are recorded dialogues. The instrumental track "Fuck This Shit" uses the prosody of the title phrase in a number of different keys but never the words themselves. It was the band's final release on Jeepster, as they went on to sign a deal with Rough Trade the following year.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fiction" 2:32
2. "Freak" 2:19
3. "Dialogue: Conan, Early Letterman" 0:26
4. "Fuck This Shit" 2:31
5. "Night Walk" 2:07
6. "Dialogue: Jersey's Where It's At" 0:21
7. "Black and White Unite" 3:54
8. "Consuelo" 2:55
9. "Dialogue: Toby" 0:33
10. "Storytelling" 3:01
11. "Dialogue: Class Rank" 0:12
12. "I Don't Want to Play Football" 0:57
13. "Consuelo Leaving" 2:29
14. "Wandering Alone" 2:38
15. "Dialogue: Mandingo Cliche" 1:19
16. "Scooby Driver" 1:13
17. "Fiction Reprise" 1:22
18. "Big John Shaft" 3:55
Total length: 34:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Storytelling OST by Belle & Sebastian". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Storytelling – Belle and Sebastian". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Spin doctor". The Guardian. 31 May 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Beaumont, Mark (8 June 2002). "Belle & Sebastian : Storytelling". NME. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Bryant, Will (16 May 2002). "Belle and Sebastian: Storytelling". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Belle and Sebastian: Storytelling". Q (191): 111. June 2002. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  8. ^ Cooke, Mick (2001). Storytelling (Liner notes). p. 2.