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How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

Belle And Sebastian

How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

The first of a trio of EPs from the renowned Glaswegian indie pop group led by Stuart Murdoch

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  1. 9.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Refreshed, invigorated, and ready to return to the hearts and ears of fans across the world
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These sparky songs are the freshest they've sounded in years. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Belle & Sebastian may be 20 years older, but the band still feels young. That's the problem of being human. There's not a person over 40 that doesn't feel 20
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  4. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Belle & Sebastian is back; maybe not to its ‘96-’98 form, but sounding more alive than they have in years
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  5. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Sounds like the work of an out-and-out band
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  6. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    At its best, it grows into a divine six-minute prog-disco suite
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  7. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Extends in condensed fashion the eclecticism of 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, darting at will from the acoustic delicacy of “Fickle Season”, its quiet charm akin to the third Velvets album, to the bustling electropop of “The Girl Doesn’t Get It”
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  8. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    A continuation of the sparkling pop of recent albums rather than a throwback to their fragile folk of old
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  9. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Each EP is centred around a single, the first being We Were Beautiful, which begins with a skittering drumbeat and features plaintively nostalgic semi-spoken lyrics. It's archetypal B&S, but with enough charm to sound fresh and interesting
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  10. 4.0 |   Q

    There's polish here aplenty, yes, but less majesty. Print edition only

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