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How To Get To Heaven From Scotland

Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs

How To Get To Heaven From Scotland

...gritty, incisive, sober and poetic.
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Track Time Listen Track Price
1
Lover's Song

Lover's Song

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
02:18 Play $1.70
2
Big Blonde

Big Blonde

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
02:03 Play $1.70
3
Atheist's Lament

Atheist's Lament

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
04:05 Play $1.70
4
Oh Men!

Oh Men!

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
03:07 Play $1.70
5
A Scenic Route To The Isle Of Ewe

A Scenic Route To The Isle Of Ewe

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
05:24 Play $3.40
6
That's Just Love

That's Just Love

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
01:46 Play $1.70
7
Ballad Of The Unsent Letter

Ballad Of The Unsent Letter

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
03:53 Play $1.70
8
Now I Know I'm Right

Now I Know I'm Right

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
04:31 Play $1.70
9
The Last Kiss

The Last Kiss

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
02:42 Play $1.70
10
Lullaby For Unborn Child

Lullaby For Unborn Child

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
02:48 Play $1.70
11
Living With You Now

Living With You Now

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
03:37 Play $1.70
12
My Goodbye

My Goodbye

Composer Aidan Moffat
Writer Aidan Moffat
01:16 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 38 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This is the first full band record from Aidan Moffat since the demise of Arab Strap.

Gritty and incisive yet also sober and poetic, in his latest record Moffat is in severe danger of sounding cheery. As weary and worn down as his voice is, he's buoyed on by a backing band that brings all the most playful qualities of his writing to the forefront. 

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Aidan Moffat is aware that people expect to hear “more whinging from Glasgow’s alcoholic lo-fi miserablist” with each release, but it’s different this time. This is an album about love and as such, it is about as playful – and cheerful – as Aidan gets.

Most surprising of all is the brevity of each track: this is an album without an ounce of flab on it. The music bolsters the more upbeat lyricism of tracks like 'Big Blonde' and 'That's Just Love', whilst also lending a sympathetic temperament to 'Atheist's Lament', which is a truly lovely thing, a touching ballad sung by an unbeliever, craving the faith he can never have as a cushion against the hardships of loss and bereavement.

And so the album proceeds with this interchange between frivolous analyses of male-female relationships and more sober, poetic outings such as the 'Lullaby For Unborn Child'; Moffat's song to an infant in the womb, preparing the child for life on the outside, revealing a more sentimental side to a writer whose preoccupations have tended towards grimier, more corporeal concerns.

A beautifully produced record of contrasts: aching esthetics and gritty, incisive, illuminating prose.

 

Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Lyrics


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