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Belle and Sebastian
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant

'Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant' is the fourth record by twee/indie pop band Belle & Sebastian. It's notable for featuring lead vocals from artists other than Stuart Murdoch, something that was only occasionally incorporated on predecessor 'The Boy WIth The Arab Strap'. It brings in more orchestral elements, too, relying on a...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)

Back in the nineties, Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format with a new trilogy of EPs.. How To Solve Our Human P...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3)

Belle & Sebastian have always excelled in the short format of the EP, so it is excellent to see them returning to the format with a new EP trilogy, named How To Solve Our Human Problems. This is the final on...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)

Back in the day (eg in the nineties), Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so what a pleasure to see them returning to the format. How To Solve Our Human Problems (Pa...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3)

Back in the day (eg in the nineties), Belle & Sebastian were renowned for the extraordinarily high quality of their EPs, so it's great to see the band returning to the format, perfect for their smart indie pop. H...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds

'Push Barman To Open Old Wounds' was originally released in 2005, compiling twenty five twee-as-you-like tunes from Belle and Sebatian's early singles and EPs, from 1997's 'Dog On Wheels' to 2001's 'I'm Waking Up To Us'. It includes "The State I Am In", which would later appear on their debut record 'Tigermilk', but for the most part t...view item »

Looper
Offgrid:Offline

Looper was formed by ex-Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David with his wife, crafting indie-folk-pop tracks that are filled with a warm and playful nostalgia. Originally only available as a download alongside their 5CD compilation These Things, Mute have given Offgrid:Offline...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Great music; terrible album titles. That's the golden rule of Belle & Sebastian's output, a band notorious for popularising a smart and lyrically persuasive version of pantomimic twee pop. Stuart Murdoch's song-writing gets more intimate here, occasionally losing its show-boating and cheeky feel for songs abou...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

Belle & Sebastian released their first record, 'Tigermilk', way back in 1996, when indie pop was fresh and new and barely a teenager. It's the start of a long songwriting career for Stuart Murdoch, who was the only songwriter for the band at this point, and shows off soft, delicately made songs that hadn't quite become fanciful and twee yet....view item »

Belle and Sebastian
The Third Eye Centre

Cheers. Here is a challenge for your Uncle Clint. We have a new Belle and Sebastian album in but as it’s so nicely packaged, the powers that be (i.e Phil) want me to write about it without taking the record or cd out of its sleeve. Never one to shirk a challenge, I’ll give it a go. It...view item »


Late Night Tales - Belle and Sebastian (Volume 2)

Maybe this album won't automatically appeal to all Belle and Sebastian fans, seeing as how they only have one track on here (a darn cool cover of the Primitives hit "Crash"), but I would think anyone who listens to that group would be open-minded enough to give this album a listen and perhaps discover some appealing new songs. I sure did. That's...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

new Belle & Sebastian album... This and the Suede single both in the same week. It's a cruel cruel world. All we need is a new French single to review! Anyway despite my well documented dislike for B & S I guess I should pr...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Write About Love

They really are a silly bunch aren't they? They have one of the most distinctive singers in the world yet the opener is sung (albeit adeptly) by someone else. Eventually Stuart Murdoch makes an appearance half way through but its too late, the song is reasonably good but it could be anyone. Things don't improve too much by track 2 with its ...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
The BBC Sessions

Belle & Sebastian. How those words used to instill horror into the heart of Philthy Phil formerly known as Fat Barry. He thought they were sickening vermin who needed putting down cos they didn't play grinding Chicago style mathrock and wore cardigans & read some classic books and wrote songs about foxes & horses and Bobby Dylan. And we...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
The Life Pursuit

So Brian thinks it's funny giving me the Belle & Sebastian new album (The Life Pursuit) to review. Long term readers will know of my particular love for 'em. Giving me this to review is like putting a load of dead meat in front of a lion after it's not eaten for days and expecting it to leave it alone. Having said that I've grown old...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
Storytelling

As part of the massive Belle and Sebastian re-issue campaign, this is one of the lesser known releases in their back catalogue. A selection of songs they recorded for the Todd Solondz film of the same name. Not all of them made the final cut for the film but here they are as God (Stuart Murdoch) intended.   ...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

This, I guess, was Belle and Sebastian's "breakthrough" album. The debut was so limited at the time that in those pre-internet days it took until the release of this before many people caught on. It's one of their most consistent albums with some right crackin' tunes as they say especially stuff like 'Mayfly' which showed they could provide some...view item »

Belle and Sebastian
The Boy With The Arab Strap

On this, their third album Belle and Sebastian were getting used to becoming some kind of accidental indie-rock royalty. They became more knowing with songs about US fanzine 'Chickfactor' and A & R man extraordinaire Seymour Stein. Here, leader Stuart Murdoch began his crusade to let other band members sing which is always a bad idea as at t...view item »

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